Just think of the scrumptious house of sugar and pastry in "Hansel and Gretel"--and the witch waiting to eat them who abides there. And, of course, we have "Rapunzel," a tale that turns on a pregnant mother's burning hunger for salad (or maybe rampion).
One of the happier uses of food in fairy tales is in"Beauty and the Beast," in which much of the wooing of Beauty happens during some very lavish and civilized dinners she shares with Beast.
Today, I'm inviting visitors to tell us what they would want for a fairy tale feast. What would you drink? Eat? What would be for dessert?
I've done this before with great results, so comment below and let us know what a magical feast would consist of if you were starring in your own fairy tale.
Image is a vintage book cover of "Beauty and the Beast."