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Cathy Barrow, an avid home cook, home fruit preserver, pickler, butcher, baker and cheesemaker, who writes about home food preservation and other topics for the New York Times, the Washington Post and on her blog, Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Kitchen and I were discussing on Twitter the favorite snack foods of the famous heroines of literature.
What do you think? Would Anna Karenina harbor a fondness for blinis?
Hester Prynne: Wild asparagus
Mrs. Murray (of A Wrinkle in Time): Swiss on rye, toasted over a Bunsen burner
Miss Havisham: Cake crumbs, stale
Anne (of Anne of Green Gables): This cordial is alcoholic? Ooops
Juliet (of Romeo and Juliet): Croque madame
Scarlett O’Hara: Baby radishes with sweet butter
Miss Marple: Crumpets, marmalade
Lily Bart: Pheasant under glass
Isabel Archer: Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
Daisy Miller: Fresh figs and proscuitto
Nancy Drew: ‘Nilla Wafers
Little Miss Muffett: Curds and whey (obviously)
Dorothea Brooke: Devonshire cream
Charlotte (of Charlotte’s Web): Flies
Madame Bovary: Ile flottante
Harriet (of Harriet the Spy): Tomato and mayo on white
Pippi Longstocking: Lingonberry jam