"I didn’t plan for the meals (in my books) to be symbolic, but food is never incidental. The act of cooking for people, of breaking bread with friends is so important. Even something like sugar and the rationing of it turned into an important social moment for Alina in the books."
-Leigh Bardugo in an interview with The Midnight Garden on June 9th, 2014
Let our food journey into Ruin and Rising begin...
|Photo from The Midnight Garden |
I wish I had the pleasure of taking Leigh out to lunch to gab about books and food!
|A few decorative touches before the food starts to arrive|
|RUSSIAN BLACK BREAD RECIPE|
GARLIC HERB BUTTER RECIPE
You can't beat the roasted chickens at Costco and the mushrooms in cream sauce was heavenly spread over top!
We had good intentions of trying to make Elle Jauffret's beautiful WHITE CATHEDRAL CROQUEMBOUCHE (see photo below) but time got the better of us and we had to come up with Plan B to make it happen. Plan B consisted of stacking cream puffs as high as we could manage before drizzling them in caramel and chocolate syrup.
Please don't judge Elle's stunning creation by our version but at least we had good intentions right?
Sorry Elle, one day I will make it!
Dish: Croquembouche made with “cavernous” and filled cream puffs.
Filling: fig crème patissière, rose crème patissière, almond crème patissière.
Find this AMAZING recipe on Elle's website!
|CAULIFLOWER WITH POTATOES RECIPE|
Food Links:WHITE CATHEDRAL CROQUEMBOUCHE by Elle Jauffret
READ OUR Q&A INTERVIEW WITH LEIGH
READ OUR BOOK REVIEW AND STAR RATING
HOW TO GET THE SUN SUMMONER LOOK
DECORATING & BOOK CLUB TIPS FOR RUIN & RISING (COMING)
LOOKS FROM BOOKS: RUIN AND RISING