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MIA ROBEY
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Aspiring children's writer, avid traveller, dedicated foodie, misadventurer, book worm, health freak, 1950s obsessive, blogger.
Aspiring children's writer, avid traveller, dedicated foodie, misadventurer, book worm, health freak, 1950s obsessive, blogger.

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We'll Meet Again...
I started this blog as a
response to a course on my English Literature degree called Literature of Food.
I’ve found it really very interesting investigating my own thoughts and experiences
with food literature as a child and have just as equally enjoyed rea...

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Hot Buttered Crumpets
As a child I was in love with
the film The Secret Garden and have
lost count of the number of times that I’ve watched it. However, it was not
until I was about twelve years old that I discovered that the film is an
adaptation from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s ...

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My Favourite Cookbook
As I child I was extremely close to my mother (as indeed I still am today!) and one of my most treasured memories of my childhood is the time we spent baking together. We baked all sorts of things, mostly simple things like bread and sponge cake, but whate...

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Banoffi Pie Recipe
As promised, here is my recipe for banoffi pie, created from Philip Ridley’s Kasper in the Glitter so you can have a banoffi pie just like the one Kasper makes, which is, after all, “the best Banoffi pie in the whole world” (60).          Kasper’s Famous Ba...

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Banoffi Pie Recipe
As promised, here is my recipe for banoffi pie, created from Philip Ridley’s Kasper in the Glitter so you can have a banoffi pie just like the one Kasper makes, which is, after all, “the best Banoffi pie in the whole world” (60).                            ...

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Children's Novels as Recipes
As I got a bit older and found myself outgrowing Roald Dahl, I went in search for books that still held onto the magic of childhood but that also depicted the grittier side of life that my eyes were now being opened to. I discovered Philip Ridley. I was ins...

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James Inpregnates His Own Mother?!
Following on from my last post on Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach , I decided to do a little research on what others have made of the food in the novel. I came across a particularly interesting piece by Karlie E. Hendon titled 'Food and Power in Roa...

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Not So Peachy Keen!
When I was a child one of my favourite authors was Roald Dahl. His fantastical, wacky stories often had fascinating descriptions of food in them that caught my imagination (as well as many other children I'm sure), from utterly revolting snozzcumbers in Th...

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