Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Let’s face it, porridge wasn’t the most glamorous thing to eat as a kid, but when Goldilocks ate her way through three bowls of porridge – declaring the first one too hot, the next too cold and finally decided baby bear’s to be ‘just right’… you went and asked your Mom for porridge! Never mind that it was peak of summer! It really is comfort food at its best. To get your dose of porridge, head over to The Yoga House in Mumbai to try their ‘Signature Oat Porridge’ that has jaggery instead of sugar!
Sweet Valley High
Sweet Valley High was every teenage girl’s guilty pleasure – a sort of a Mills and Boon for teenagers! Identical twins Liz & Jessica Wakefield loved the classic American pancakes for breakfast, with a good dousing of maple syrup. And their Mom indulged them with a stackful, every now and then. Have we got you making plans for a pancake brunch this weekend? Try ‘The Full Monty American Breakfast’ at The Hole in the Wall Café in Bangalore – we love that they add scramble eggs and bacon to the order too!
No Hogwarts feast seemed to be complete without a Steak & Kidney Pie! A flaky, buttery crust filled with diced beef in gravy that is flavoured with Worcestershire sauce. Of course, let’s not forget the kidney! We’d love to tuck into one on a cool winter’s night, but until we find the real deal in India, the Mini Lamb Meat Pies from ‘Niche’ in Delhi is what we’re going with.
Just the thought of going to boarding school was a nightmare for most kids, but Darrell Rivers and her friends in Enid Blyton’s ‘Malory Towers’ – with a natural swimming pool (beat that) made it seem so much fun! Their afternoon teas, in true British fashion, would often be accompanied with scones… did we just hear you sigh? For a bite of these buttery afternoon delights, head to The Sassy Spoon in Mumbai for their authentic scones (reserve now).
Little Red Riding Hood
Did you ever want to peek into Little Red Riding Hood’s basket that she carried through the woods? We bet that Apple Pie was worth following her through the jungle for! A warm slice of apple pie with a dollop of vanilla ice cream is the perfect hot-meets-cold dessert that one can tuck into all year round. Feel like heading out to get some? Pop Tate’s in Mumbai has a classic version you can’t go wrong with!
The Famous Five
Georgina from Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five was our favourite rebel who refused to conform to anything ‘girlie’. With her cousins and loyal dog, Timmy in tow, they are always on the lookout for an adventure! Picnic-like food akin to sandwiches, pies and ginger beer were an integral part of their world. In the spirit of adventure, our recommendation for Ham Sandwich that will remind you of the kind The Famous Five were accustomed to is a bit of secret spot in Mumbai… Look for a charcuterie by the name of Sante in Bandra’sPali Village Market and take your pick from their fresh cold cuts, artisanal cheeses and ask them to make a customised sandwich for you!
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