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Poll Results: Your Favourite Outlander Food Scene

Beyond the Books

The results are in…there were 104 votes, and a winner was clearly chosen:

  1. 31 votes – Murphy’s Turtle Soup – (Chap 56) Voyager
  2. 20 votes – Cock-a-Leekie Soup & Roasted Potatoes – (Chap 32) Dragonfly in Amber
  3. 19 votes – Mrs. Bug’s Maple Pudding – (Chap 64) A Breath of Snow & Ashes
  4. 16 votes – Brianna’s Bridies – (Chap 35) Drums of Autumn
  5. 12 votes – Battle BBQ – Rosamund Lindsay vs Ronnie Sinclair – (Chap 13) The Fiery Cross
  6.   5 votes – Other

Votes in the other category included:

  • Peppery Oyster Stew from Mowbray’s in Voyager
  • The scene where Claire attempts to show that tomatoes are not poisonous by having Jamie eat a plate of them in front of other Ridge residents – A Breath of Snow and Ashes (I think?)
  • Jem & Germaine get into the Cherry Bounce – A Breath of Snow and Ashes
  • Jamie & Claire’s post-nuptial wedding feast in their bedroom – Outlander
  • The peacock with a jewel in its eye from one of Louis’s feasts – Dragonfly in Amber 

So what do we do now?

Well, it looks like I better go digging for a recipe for the Victorian classic, Mock Turtle Soup, originally inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

turtle soup ice cream

Other than that, this is the closest thing to an endangered species in my 21st Century kitchen…




  1. booksntrolls
    November 14, 2011 at 11:02 am

    What? No votes for parritch? :p

    • Theresa
      November 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm

      not a one, I’m afraid :0

  2. Lee Ann
    November 14, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Oh…the oyster stew is another favorite scene….So many to choose from!

    • Theresa
      November 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm

      You are so right, Lee Ann…the possibilities are almost endless 🙂

  3. ruaTimeTraveler2
    November 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    What a fun fun page!!!
    Really enjoy it!

    • Theresa
      November 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm

      Thanks very much, Time Traveler!

  4. redfox
    November 14, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I have always liked Jamie’s take on porridge. It is like chicken soup for the Scots.