Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts (6)

Welcome to Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts, an original weekly meme hosted at (un)Conventional Bookviews where readers share food or drink quotes from their current reads.

Over on her site, Lexxie says: So many of the books we read have food or drinks in them, some I’d love to try, and others I’d never ever want to taste… and I thought it could be interesting and fun to share some food and / or drink quotes…  If you want to participate, you can grab my logo if you’d like, or you can make your own, but please link back to me in your own post.

The idea of this feature is to:

  • Share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read,
  • as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not.
  • Share the title of the book it happened in,
  • as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something.
  • Each week there is a link-up for the current post so that it’s easy to find other participants as well.
  • Add your post to the linky.

My quote today comes from The Christmas Spirit by Susan Buchanan.  You can read my review of it here

Natalie spent the early part of the morning mixing and tasting, measuring ingredients and refining flavours. She was also working on her latest Christmas cake of the day –Tronco de Navidad– a firm Spanish favourite. It kind of resembled a yule log -layers of creamy mousse with a thick chocolate frosting. Grooves made it resemble the bark of a tree, and mushrooms, raspberries, and holly leaves all made of marzipan adorned it. Natalie had thought it particularly fitting for today, as the Yule log placed in the hearth was supposed to burn for the twelve days of Christmas and here they were, twelve days before Christmas, by European standards if not by British.

12 days of Christmas, 14 days of Christmas, British, European, Asian, American…. I’m not too bothered about whose tradition it is!  If it tastes good, I’m in!  This yule log sounds lovely with its marzipan and chocolate.  All I can say is, thank goodness the treadmill is back up cuz the next few weeks won’t be easy on my waistline!  

What about you? What are you looking forward to eating today?

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