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Recipes Inspired By Our Favorite Books (PHOTOS)

'Please sir, may I have some more?'

Considering how much we love food here at HuffPost Taste, it's no surprise that some of our favorite novels have key scenes revolving around mealtime. And since we've already shared our favorite foods from children's books, we thought it was about time we shared the best foods from classic literature.

Not only have we put together iconic foods from 10 of the best novels, but we've also given you a recipe for each. It's a completely new way to enjoy literature -- it's the closest thing to actually sharing a meal with some of your favorite characters.

1
Porridge (Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens)
James Ransom/Food52
When Oliver Twist says his famous line, 'Please sir, can I have some more?' he is referring to group, a simple breakfast similar to porridge. Get the April Bloomfield's English Porridge Recipe by Genius Recipes/Food52
2
Clam Chowder (Moby-Dick by Herman Melville)
How Sweet It Is
An entire chapter in Melville's Moby-Dick focuses on the eating of cod and clam chowder at the Try Pots Inn. Get the Fresh New England Clam Chowder Recipe by How Sweet It Is
3
Preserved Pears (The Road by Cormac McCarthy)
Simply Recipes
Canned pears take on a whole new meaning when the main characters ofThe Roadstumble upon a bunker filled with food, after being near starvation. Get the Preserved Pears Recipe by Simply Recipes
4
Seed Cake (Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë)
Poires au Chocolat
In Jane Eyre, Jane and her friend Helen are given tea and seed cake by the headmistress Miss Temple. Get the Seed Cake Recipe by Poires au Chocolat
5
Spiced Hot Chocolate (Chocolat by Joanne Harris)
Verses from my Kitchen
The entirety of Chocolat (the novel and the movie adaptation) is riddled with references to chocolate desserts. Spiced hot chocolate is one featured in this novel, a chocolate recipe worthy of Vianne Rocher and Anouk. Get the Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate Recipe by Gimme Some Oven
6
Egg Rolls (American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis)
Steamy Kitchen
During one scene in this grotesque novel (and iconic film), Patrick and Evelyn dine at a Chinese restaurant, and Patrick complains about the $20 egg roll. Food is referenced throughout the entire (notoriously creepy) story -- almost enough to turn you off from eating altogether. Get the My Mother’s Famous Chinese Egg Rolls Recipe by Steamy Kitchen
7
Sausage, Egg, and Orange Breakfast (Little Women by Louisa May Alcott)
Cookin' Canuck
In one of the most iconic Little Women scenes, the girls bring their breakfast of sausage, eggs, oranges and more to a family even worse off than their own. Get the Scrambled Egg with Turkey Sausage, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Basil Recipe by Cookin' Canuck
8
Peach Pie (James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl)
Two Peas & Their Pod
This classic peach recipe pays tribute to James' giant fruit. Get the Peach Pie Recipe by Two Peas & Their Pod
9
Champagne Cocktail (The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald)
James Ransom/Food52
Champagne is a fixture of Gatsby's extravagent parties. Get the Champagne Cocktail Recipe by Erika Kotite/Food52
10
Roasted Potatoes (The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett)
Gluten-Free Goddess
In The Secret Garden, Mary Lennox and her cousin Colin Craven share roasted potatoes. Get the Roasted Sicilian Potatoes Recipe by Gluten-Free Goddess
11
Maple Ice Cream (Little House In The Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder)
Brown Eyed Baker
In Little House In The Big Woods, Laura and Mary make 'Maple Snow.' Get the Maple-Walnut Ice Cream Recipe by Brown Eyed Baker
12
Avocado and Crabmeat Salad (The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath)
Skinny Taste
Esther, the main character and narrator of The Bell Jar, reminisces about the avocados her father used to bring her after eating an avocado and crabmeat salad. Get the Summer Tomatoes, Corn, Crab and Avocado Salad Recipe by Skinny Taste
13
Birthday Cake (A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnet)
Recipe Girl
While Sara is celebrating her birthday, Miss Michin receives the news that Captain Crewe has died in battle. The birthday party, represented in her cake, is the last remnant of the privileged life Sara will leave behind when she becomes a servant that night. Get the Strawberry Cheesecake Cake Recipe by Recipe Girl

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