Library Patrons Cook Up A Magical Feast [VIDEO]
Kids make recipes from wizarding world of 'Harry Potter' come to life.
Harry Potter fans had a magical time at Norton Public Library Tuesday, as they made a few of the recipes from the books and films come to life as part of the Book Cooks series.
Chef Anna Biron helped kids make Sirius drumsticks, Hogwarts boiled potatoes and Great Hall glazed carrots. Also on the menu were Honeydukes Butterbeer, Professor Trelawney’s iced tea, pretzel wands and, of course, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans.
Biron has been the chef for the Book Cooks program at the library for approximately seven years. A chef at Daggett-Crandall-Newcomb Home Inc., an elderly housing facility, she sometimes holds the program there as well.
“I love teaching. I love sharing the wonder of herbs and spices,” Biron said. In fact, children chose their own herbs and spices from those provided by Biron to cook their drumsticks.
“It was pretty fun making our own food just like they do in ‘Harry Potter’,” said Victoria Jenkins, an avid fan of the book and film series. Jenkins and her friend Hannah Mackie recently dressed up to see the last film in the series. Though they are sad the story is now over, they are looking forward to the launch of PotterMore, a free website that will build an online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter books.
“And you can always read the books and see the movies again,” said Jenkins, who has already read the series twice.
The next Book Cooks program at the library will be Thursday, July 28 for teenagers. The book inspiring this session is “The Hunger Games,” by Suzanne Collins. On Thursday, Aug. 4, adults can cook to the story of "The Good Earth," by Pearl S. Buck at Daggett-Crandall-Newcomb Home. There is a materials fee of $10 due at the time of registration for this “Bangkok Banquet.”