San Jose’s vintage literature fans know that September 21st is Hobbit Day, and many locals like to celebrate it with a cup of tea and an appropriate mid-day snack. The official Hobbit Second Breakfast website invites everyone to "join us at 11 a.m. on 21 September to take a few minutes out to enjoy a Second Breakfast with friends and family.” Why not enjoy this whimsical idea with your own Second Breakfast, Elevenses, or Afternoon Tea? For more tips and recipes, click here.
Hobbits are known, in Middle Earth, for their healthy appetites, and their love of comforting, traditional country dishes, accompanied by mugs of ale or beer and cups of hot tea. Meat pies, bread puddings, as well as fruit, scones, clotted cream, jam, cakes, tarts, and biscuits, all make their appearance in the Shire. You can make your own, or purchase some nice scones ready-made from the bakery booths at local farmers’ markets and even in some grocery stores.
Check Nob Hill, Zanotto’s, and Fresh & Easy stores in the San Jose area, as well as the British food supply stores in the Bay Area for Hobbit-friendly treats. Of course, be sure to check your tea party pantry, too! Combine the food with a pot of English Breakfast, Irish Breakfast, Earl Grey, or other hearty black tea, pick up a good book on Saturday morning or afternoon, and celebrate in Middle Earth style!
Copyright 2013, Elizabeth Urbach.
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Hobbit Second Breakfast official website
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