The fight for their lives has begun. Katniss, Peeta and 22 other characters from The Hunger Games series will fight for their lives on the silver screen. How will they survive? And more importantly, what are they going to eat?
Eat like your life depends on it
Even though the books are set in the future, there is no reason you can’t feast like a champion now! In the new The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook by Emily Ansara Baines, there are more than 200 pages of recipes (and it even contains Katniss’ family book of herbs). It’s the perfect compilation of all the dishes you read about in Suzanne Collins' masterpiece -- everything from basic district food to elegant and rich Capitol meals.
Throughout The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook, Baines just doesn't give us the recipes -- she gives us a story. She explains the emotion and feelings that she believes the characters associate with each meal. The Buttery Parsley Mashed Potato recipe is described as a perfect pre-game dish. "As only the best comfort food can, the warmth of these parsley mashed potatoes helps lighten Katniss' down spirits before the opening ceremony. The potatoes and herbs likely make Katniss think briefly of home before Cinna dresses her for the evening."
In celebration of the new release of Lionsgate's The Hunger Games, feast on recipes you'll likely see in the film! These delicious recipes will make you feel like you are alongside your favorite tributes while they are trying to survive the hardest game of their lives.
Katniss's favorite lamb stew recipe with dried plums
Katniss's favorite food from the Capitol is the delicious lamb stew recipe with dried plums. It's no coincidence that this is her favorite dish. Soups and stews are common foods in the Seam, and this healthy and filling dish likely reminded her of the home and family she desperately missed.
Serving size 8-12
Milk chocolate honey brownies recipe with a kick
Even the smallest bite of these brownies packs a quiet punch, much like a conversation -- or almost any interaction with Katniss.
Serving size 24 brownies
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