Interesting that some of you don’t remember food scenes in the ND books. Leafing through my collection here😊
The Secret of Red Gate Farm: “Mrs. Byrd appeared very happy as she bustled about, serving the delicious meal of hot biscuits, sizzling ham, sweet potatoes and coffee. Freshly baked lemon meringue pie for dessert.”
The Haunted Showboat: “ The girls found the meal of fried chicken, accompanied by hot corn bread and sweet potatoes very tasty. For dessert they had delicious homemade pecan pie.”
Then later at Antoine’s : The young people thoroughly enjoyed their luncheon in the famous restaurant which had been operating since 1868. The lunch included famous oysters Rockefeller, served on the half shell with hot salt, and garnished with a secret garlic sauce. Then came ‘chicken in a bag’. The waiter tore off the paper to reveal a succulent rice stuffed chicken. Dessert was pecan pie.”
My list could probably go on and on but I don’t want to bore you guys to death. Told you I was a huge ND fan😊
I loved the Scholastic book fairs too. The two books I remember most were The Outsiders & Sorority Girl. Not food related but they made a lasting impression on me. Think they were like 35 cents each back then.