Hello everyone — it’s a Sunday, and that means it’s time for another (very late) issue of Fantastic Feasts and Where to Find Them! While we’ve been talking mostly about tasty, tempting dishes that tantalize our imaginary taste-buds and that have inspired several people to try to transmute them into actual, legit foods. And while it’s fun and all to talk about cool things like butterbeer that inspire whimsy and visions equivalent to sugar plums dancing around our heads–sometimes fictional food, quite frankly, sucks.
As much as we love the tasty stuff, we’re also interested in the taboo, the dangerous, the things you probably wouldn’t or shouldn’t eat–because it creates a different kind of tension and tone than if we were sitting at Brian Jacques’ table for lunch. So lets take a glance at what probably isn’t fantastic or feast-worthy, and why it’s actually a pretty cool story point (nd hence, definitely not on the menu for things to try to cook, haha).