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Poll – Favourite Outlander Food Scene

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The poll is now closed.  You can see the original question and results here.

Coming up later this week:  Fergus’s Chestnut Tart from Dragonfly in Amber

Thanks for everyone’s support and interest — I’m having a great time, and it’s only just begun!


  1. Desiree
    November 7, 2011 at 10:33 am

    The meal that Jamie and Claire shared in their room after the wedding night! 😉

    • Theresa
      November 7, 2011 at 10:52 am

      It’s a food poll Desiree, geez, get your mind out of the gutter! 😉

    • Desiree
      November 7, 2011 at 12:09 pm

      I was talking about the food, Theresa! Whose mind is in the gutter?? 😉

  2. It’s gotta be the barbecue. It’s always about the barbecue. I so badly need to re-read the books now….today.

    • Theresa
      November 7, 2011 at 11:11 am

      Christiane – You should have seen me “researching” for today’s poll — I know where all of those scenes are, but it took me hours because I kept indulging myself by reading whole chapters. Love it.

  3. Sarah Says Read
    November 7, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    My favorite is in Dragonfly in Amber, I believe – it’s the night when all of the people of Lallybroch eat potatoes for the first time. I looooove potatoes, and it’s such a happy scene for everybody – socializing around fires, and eating potatoes in various ways with butter… YUM.

    • Theresa
      November 7, 2011 at 1:26 pm

      Thanks Sarah — that’s the night with the cock-a-leekie soup. I love that scene too…

    • Beckh
      November 7, 2011 at 11:53 pm

      That is my fav foodie scene too…

  4. Shelley
    November 7, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I love the Turtle Soup scene. 🙂

    • Theresa
      November 7, 2011 at 4:48 pm

      Too much Sherry in the soup can do terrible things to a girl!

  5. outlanderfan
    November 7, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    This site is so much fun. Thank you!

    • Theresa
      November 7, 2011 at 4:44 pm

      Glad you like it! I’m having a ball…

  6. Kim harrison
    November 8, 2011 at 4:17 am

    In dfa the peacock with jewel in it’s eye!

    • Theresa
      November 8, 2011 at 5:33 pm

      Anyone know where I can get a peacock? 😉

  7. Desiree
    November 8, 2011 at 8:30 am

    It’s the same one I posted before; the meal Jamie and Claire shared after their wedding night, in their room, while all the “witnesses” downstairs laughed and teased!

    • Theresa
      November 8, 2011 at 5:32 pm

      It`s bread and beef, I think, Desiree? Mmmm…a fresh loaf of bread would sure smell nice right about now!

  8. Laura
    November 9, 2011 at 10:02 am

    I love the food in the books (besides loving everything else about them). I’m so happy you made this site. Your food from fiction was how I found Island Vittles. It’s impressive how Diana’s woven food into the story, the same way food is woven into our daily lives. I don’t really have a favorite, but one that sticks out in my mind is from Breath of Snow & Ashes, when Jem & Germaine get into the Cherry Bounce. I happened to be re-reading this book last year after Christmas when my mom sent me some Cherry Bounce and the leftover dried cherries. I’m mostly German so “the sauerkraut, sausages and… something involving corn & squash” sounds like comfort food to me.

    • Theresa
      November 10, 2011 at 3:13 pm

      Laura – Cherry Bounce is so on my list of things to make! Love that scene.

  9. Kea
    November 9, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    loved all the options… and the oyster stew at the tavern in edinburgh…! yum yum!

  10. Beckh
    November 9, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    I also like the scene where Claire has to convince Jamie to eat a tomato…

    • Theresa
      November 10, 2011 at 3:12 pm

      While other residents of the Ridge stand around and watch? That’s a great scene too, Beckh!

  11. Ruth
    November 10, 2011 at 8:52 am

    In Voyager, where Claire and Jamie are re-united, going to Mowbray’s for lunch (where they are unfortunately interrupted by Sir Percival, the swine), but then adjourn to a private room.

    • Theresa
      November 10, 2011 at 3:08 pm

      Yes, Ruth! The peppery oyster stew — another favourite of mine as well…