Katniss's Carrot Soup

Food for The Hunger Games

Lauren, Nov 20, 2014 | Consuming Fiction

Fans are gearing up for the newest film adaptation of the Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay Part 1, which is out in theaters this weekend. This installment follows Katniss’s arrival in the famed District 13, and the continuation of the rebellion against the Capitol.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Collins’s trilogy and watching the first two films, but as is often the case, the first book was my favorite. I think that first books are often the most cherished because that first reading is when we fall in love with the characters and the exciting worlds in which they live.

In Collins's first book, The Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta are served their first fancy Panem meal as they ride on the tribute train towards the Capitol to compete in the Hunger Games. Their first course? A "thick carrot soup" (Collins 44). With this in mind, I began searching for a carrot soup worthy of Capitol cuisine. William Sonoma's Carrot Soup with Bacon and Chestnut Cream fits the bill. It is absolutely delicious and would be appropriate gracing any Capitol table. This is a lovely choice for a book club meeting, viewing party, or brunch. It can be made twenty-four hours in advance of an event, and is sure to please any crowd.

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