Have you read the trilogy “50 Shades of Grey” and noticed that there are quite a few food references. Not really? Well, if you didn’t notice a lot of food being tossed around, here is a list of a few of the foods and drinks that were mentioned in the first book. There are also two recipes that you can try for yourself.
Here are our 50 Shades of Grey Food choices
Chablis – wine mentioned, page 316
Cosmopolitan – what Carla drinks in Savannah, page 414
Gin and Tonic – the only drink that is mentioned throughout the trilogy, page 419
Moet – drinks while en route to Georgia, page 389
Gazpacho soup – page 463
Grapes and cheese – Mrs. Jones prepares it for supper, page 102
Nettle Soup – page 153
Pata alle Vongola – prepared by Mrs. Jones, page 483
Pancakes and bacon – this is Ana’s favorite breakfast that she makes, page 127
Oysters on a bed of rice with lemon – page 218
Chocolate birthday cake – Ana bakes this for Grey’s birthday, page 367
Chicken Caesar Salad – page 316
Lemon Syllabub Recipe
This was a light cream dessert during the Grey’s family dinner, page 344
10 ounce tub whipping cream
4 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup white wine
zest and juice from 1/2 lemon
almond thins or berries, to serve
Whip the cream and sugar together until soft peaks form. Stir in the wine, most of the lemon zest and the juice.
Spoon into glasses or bowls, sprinkle with the remaining zest and serve with almond thins or berries.
Lemon and Garlic Marinated Flat Iron Steak – page 463
One 1-pound beef flat iron steak
Freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
6 garlic cloves, minced
4 scallions, chopped
4 bay leaves, broken into pieces
2 lemons, very thinly sliced
Vegetable oil, for brushing
In a glass baking dish, season the steak with salt and pepper and rub with the olive oil. Spread the garlic, scallions and bay leaves all over the steak.
Cover both sides of the steak with lemon slices. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.
Light a grill and brush with vegetable oil. Scrape off the seasonings and bring the steak to room temperature. Season with salt and pepper and grill over moderately high heat until medium-rare within, 3 1/2 minutes per side.
Transfer to a carving board and let rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice across the grain and serve.
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