Seeped in the pages of Insurgent are action, suspense and intrigue…and hopefully not my food-stained fingerprints. Find out what tasty treats would go great with this high-intensity read.
Pages & Pairings: Insurgent
Pages & Pairings is a new Read.Breathe.Relax. feature that matches up our favorite book and stories with tasty food and drinks. Let’s make reading a well-rounded 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 of Insurgent
Insurgent had a pound of intensity, a cup of anxiety and a light dusting of romance.
Tris is in the middle of a war. Factions have taken sides, and hunting of the Divergent has only begun. She seeks to uncover the secrets and conspiracies surrounding the factions, while keeping a grasp of her world, which is quickly changing.
Insurgent’s menu includes:
Honey Glazed Rolls from Amity
To make these honey glazed rolls inspired by the Amity Faction, check out the Frugal Girl blog.
While Tris and Tobias are visiting the Amity compound, they find out more about this amiable faction. After eating a breakfast complete with funny-tasting bread, Tris acts SUPER weird.
She’s giggling and happy and cannot contain her joy (she literally skips down the hall). Finally, Tobias figures out that the bread Tris ate was layered with a serum that makes the eater less aggressive and more amiable.
I don’t think it was specified in the book, but when I first thought of these rolls I imagined them dripping with honey and sugar – just like the Amity’s (apparently forced) demeanor.
Factionless Ginger Molasses Baked Beans
Make Ginger Molasses Baked Beans by visiting A Food Centric Life.
I don’t want to spoil anything for those of you who haven’t read Insurgent, so I’ll be brief. The Factionless (i.e. the virtually homeless) are visited in Insurgent, and one of their main staples are beans and other canned goods.
The baked bean recipe I listed above is pretty fancy for the Factionless, but it is still good enough to dip your spoon in and pass around.
I would also recommend drinking some calming tea when reading Insurgent – this book is mega intense!
Eat, read and be merry – Insurgent- style!