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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Recipes inspired by The Princess and the Frog #FoodnFlix

The Princess and the Frog inspired Recipes for #FoodnFlix
This month I invited the Food 'n Flix club bloggers to join me in the kitchen with the animated Disney flick, The Princess and the Frog. Since it's October, I thought choose something with a little bit of dark magic and a whole lot of good food, in hopes that it would inspire some creative fun in the kitchen!

Our gathering was small but sweet this month with just six offerings...each pulled and influenced by different parts of this classic tale, retold. I hope you'll browse the photos below, and click through to the individual blogs to check out the recipes and the reasoning behind them!

Bananas Foster | The Princess and the Frog | #FoodnFlix

Bananas Foster | The Princess and the Frog | #FoodnFlix
In the spirit of the season, and the month of October, a time when the veil between worlds is thin and the final harvest is upon us, I wanted to choose a movie with somewhat spooky roots as our Food 'n Flix pick this month. So I chose The Princess and the Frog. Spooky, huh? I know, not really. But the roots of the story come from an old tale, The Frog-King (or The Frog Prince), by the Brother's Grimm. Still not a very spooky as some of their tales (unless you're afraid of frogs), but it does lean a bit towards the dark side.

The Princess and the Frog takes place in the French Quarter and the Bayou of New Orleans. We see a young Tiana, who loves spending time in the kitchen with her father...and has quite the gift for it...growing up and dreaming of opening her own restaurant. She's a hard worker and has been saving every penny for years, but one night, when catering a party for her wealthy friend, she encounters something that changes her fate. A frog. A frog who, seeing her dressed in her friend Charlotte's dress and tiara, mistakes her for a princess, and begs her for a kiss.
Monday, October 1, 2018

#GrimmGrub Recipes Link-Up | #FandomFoodies

I'm excited to announce that I'm hosting the current round of Fandom Foodies right here on All Roads Lead to the Kitchen this month! I invite you to create and share recipes inspired by the tales of the Brothers Grimm—AND their derivatives!

Join us in the kitchen with The Princess and the Frog | #FoodnFlix

Hello! Remember me? I know I've been MIA for a long time, and for that I'm sorry. There's an explanation...really there is...and I may even get around to telling it one of these days. But, not today. Today I'm here to announce that I'm hosting this month's edition of the Food 'n Flix Club! And, since moderation isn't really my thing, I'll also be hosting Fandom Foodies this month (they connect, in case you had any doubt).

This month I invite you to watch the 2009 Disney flick, The Princess and the Frog. Set in the New Orleans bayou, this flick is teeming with inspiration for you to take into the kitchen this month!

Spaghetti and Peas | The Girls in the Garden

Spaghetti and Peas | The Girls in the Garden
The book tour stops here today for the latest novel by Lisa Jewell called The Girls in the Garden. Set in a communal garden square tucked away in the city of London, we're thrust immediately into the the climax of the story, leaving us in the dark about the cast of characters seen through a haze as Pip discovers her sister Grace's unconscious, bloody body near the edge of a rose garden.

The book is then divided into two parts, "Before" and "After, the former making up the bulk of the story which is told mainly through the voice of three characters—tweenage Pip, her young, timid mother Clare, and the beautiful, slightly older, bohemian-style Adele (mother of Willow, Fern and Catkin, wife of handsome, charming Leo).