As soon as I realized The Beautiful and the Cursed was set in Paris, I KNEW I’d be doing a Pages & Pairings post with some amazing French food to nom on. So here we are…let’s get to EATING.
I wish I could say that I don’t love eating as much as these posts indicate, but I would be lying.
French Food to Pair With The Beautiful and the Cursed
Pages & Pairings is a Read.Breathe.Relax. feature that matches up our favorite book and stories with tasty food and drinks. Reading should be a full sensory experience!
In these posts I’ll include links to the recipes so you can make these tasty treats yourself.
Eat, read and be merry!
Ingredients for The Beautiful and the Cursed Inspired Food:
The Beautiful and the Cursed took romantic, mysterious Paris and added shadow and darkness to the city’s vibe. That’s why all the recipes I chose take classic French cuisine and add a fun twist. They’re nice surprises just like gargoyles who come to live and protect you. Well, that’s not exactly “nice” considering it means that evil demons are after you and your family.
You’re just lucky I didn’t include an escargot recipe. I love this French delicacy, but I seem to be one of the few.
The Beautiful and the Cursed’s menu includes:
French Onion Soup Dip
I don’t eat French onion soup that often, but I’m ALL about French onion dip. This recipe from Closet Cooking looks delicious!
When Ingrid and Gabby are enjoying an espresso at a Parisian cafe, you can pretend your right there with them while dipping crunchy bread slices into this sumptuous dip.
If eating this dish is to tricky to manage while actually reading, this would make a great book club party snack too!
Salami French Bread Pizza
In high school, I used to have pizza bagel bites or those fancier oven French bread pizzas all the time. Uni Homemaker’s recipe is the more adult version.
Just don’t eat this dish while reading any of the gory scenes in the book. There are quite a few….so maybe eat this first.
For some reason, I see the two sisters eating a lot of French bread during their stay in Paris. I’m not sure their delicate English constitutions could handle too much else. Plus, when did they have time to eat with all the drama and chases happening?!
S’Mores Creme Brulee
I’m not a huge fan of creme brulee. I like it when I do eat it, but it’s typically not my go-to dessert. But, this S’mores version from Dessert First looks AMAZING.
Paris, to me, is all about decadence (hello, Versailles) and extravagance. That could not be embodied more effectively in this rich, chocolately dessert.
What food would you pair with The Beautiful and the Cursed?