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Turkish Delight

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I take it Narnia doesn't have Cinnabons? Because if you can magic up a plate of those, I'll betray whoever.
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amijangos
120 days ago
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Turkish Delight
Columbus, Indiana
zippy72
123 days ago
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Is his the real thing or Fry’s? Because trust me, there’s a BIG difference...
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satadru
125 days ago
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hahahaha
New York, NY
Ferret
125 days ago
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So true.
alt_text_at_your_service
125 days ago
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I take it Narnia doesn't have Cinnabons? Because if you can magic up a plate of those, I'll betray whoever.
kyounger
122 days ago
whomever?
rraszews
125 days ago
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This is a common reaction, especially from people who aren't British. It's a World War II thing; privation in England during the war was so bad that children would betray their families for a confection that basically tastes like snot dusted with powdered sugar. (The fact that Tolkien and Lewis were both writing in the wake of WWII food rationing is why modern high fantasy has such a rich tradition of Food Porn scenes)
ericprasmussen
125 days ago
That makes sense, but how do you account for GRRM's voluminous food porn?
pmac
125 days ago
Oh! That's fascinating. I always wondered about that. Authors like George RR Martin also love talking about what people are eating and wearing.
rraszews
125 days ago
A lot of it is that later writers who hadn't lived through rationing grew up reading Tolkien and Lewis and so saw opulent feast scenes as "Just a thing you do in fantasy novels". JK Rowling included scenes like that in Harry Potter too, even though she's too young to have experienced it for herself.
artmoney
125 days ago
Rowling may not have experienced war rationing, but she did live in poverty and on assistance for long stretches of time.
mareino
125 days ago
I suspect George RR Martin is one of those people who are genetically cursed to be hungry all the time.