Martian Food

The Martian: Potatoes & Treats

Lauren, Sep 18, 2015 | Consuming Fiction

The Martian will be in theaters on October 2nd, and the critics are saying it is a spectacular film. The novel, The Martian, written by Andy Weir, is an excitingly tense read filled with scientific problem-solving and a ton of action. Weir’s amusing narrator, astronaut Mark Watney, finds himself stranded on Mars, and the story is the tale of his struggle to survive.

You still have time to read The Martian before Ridley Scott’s film the hits theaters, and I strongly recommend you do, especially if you enjoyed survival stories like My Side of the Mountain when you were young, or Into the Wild as an adult, and also like action-driven narratives. 

Book clubs or viewing parties should definitely have potato dishes on the menu! We are potato maniacs at All Toasty and some of our favorites are: Potato, Bacon and Chive Salad; Potato, Cheddar and Chive Soup; Potatoes with Oregano and Parmesan; Potato Gratin with Sage and Onions; Creamy Leek and Potato Soup; and the Potato-Gruyere Gratin! 

A brilliant member of my book club brought a delicious German Chocolate Potato Cake. Mars bars are a cute addition, too. I thought it would be an easy thing to bring to my book club meeting, but discovered that the American version of Mars bars were sold exclusively at Walmart for a while, but have been discontinued. There are still Canadian, British, and European versions in production. I was happily able to find some Mars bars at a local French market that sells European goods.

Enjoy the potatoes! 

 
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