What do bobbing apples, sweets and pumpkins have in common?
Yes, they are all traditional Halloween food, yes they all become twice as expensive in the week before the 31 October, but most importantly none can (really) be eaten.
The candy is given away to kids, the apples are discarded after a bite and pumpkins are carved and left outside. Basically, the three main Halloween foods can’t be consumed. Annoying, right? What is a poor soul meant to eat? Fear not, we have devised a spooky selection of the five perfect dishes you can gorge on this 31 October. Not only that, but we’ll deliver them straight to your door. Take a look if you dare…
In the famous words of Shakespeare’s witches….
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a chicken breast
In the caldron boils with zest;
Veggies, lentils and a mix of spice
Cheesy Naan and basmati rice
Korma, tikka or tandoori
Mild, creamy or burns with fury
A Curry’s taste is never subtle
Like a hell-broth, boil and bubble.
The impaler’s Polenta
Bram Stoker’s famous Vampire, is based loosely on the Romanian tyrant, Count Vlad the Impaler Dracul.
Being Romanian, it’s probable he enjoyed some of their signature dishes including, experts believe (the experts being us after a quick wiki search), Polenta.
Whilst today Polenta might be seen as some hipster, bougie dish, back in the day (aka the mid 1400s) it was eaten by both the poor and the rich, as it was warm, filling and a great substitute for bread and potatoes.
Often eaten with rich tomato sauces, sausages and a multitude of melted cheese, it’s the perfect dish to comfort you on a cold, rainy Halloween night.
Meat Feast for Zombies
This is a no brainer. If you want to feel alive on the night of the dead, order yourself a meat feast. Is there anything better than devouring five different types of meat covered in melted cheese and letting a slither of crimson sauce drip down the side of your mouth as you relish each mouthful?
We recommend a side of garlic bread to keep the vampires at bay.
When a dish comes from a country called Hungary, you know it’s gonna be good. And goulash doesn’t disappoint.
A hearty stew filled with tender meat and spiced with paprika, goulash is the ideal dish for this ghastly night. Unless you’re a ghost, in which case it might go straight through you.
Ice cream, you scream, she screams, we’re all screaming
Feel a cold sensation running down your spine? Feel a tingling sensation in the back of your head? Feel like you need to scream uncontrollably? For the most chilling treat of them all we recommend ordering some Ben and Jerry’s.
Whether it’s a midnight snack under a full moon or an accompaniment to horror movie night in, we’re sure you’ll agree that it is only way the to top off a banquet banquet of decadent dishes on Halloween.