Nibble, nibble…mmmm, children…
Diana and Carrie discuss the enchanting but often depressing Grimm’s Fairy tales.
Things we discuss include: German cultural identity, DNA of fairy tales, commonplace starvation, herbal abortion, the beautiful imagery of a handless maiden eating a pear, and lots of recipes and recipe ideas.
Things we completely forget to mention: the resurgence of fairy tales in pop culture, including many, many current TV shows, movies, a books. Oops. We were firmly stuck in 1812 for this one (and a touch in the 1980s).
- Diana: Parsley and Hazelnut Pesto Salad (for Rapunzel),
Poached Pears with Syrup and Chocolate Sauce (for The Maiden without Hands)
- Carrie: Juniper and Almond Baked Apples (for The Juniper Tree)
Bonus Recipe: Hazelnut & Parsnip Soup w/ Hazelnut Crackers (for Disney’s “Tangled”) on Diana’s site “Food Adventures in fiction”.
- Shelley Duval’s Fairy Tale Theater (1982-1987)
- Grimm’s Fairy Tale Classics or Grimm Masterpiece Theater (1987-1989 Nippon Animation)
- Jim Henson’s The Storyteller (1988)
- “The DNA of Fairy Tales: Their Origin and Meaning” by Renee Hall, 2000
- Aarne-Thumpson-Uther Folktale/Fairy Tale Classification
- “Rapunzel, Parsley, & Pregnancy” By Marina Warner in The New York Review of Books, 2008
- Some Rapunzel Facts
- Brothers’ Original Fairy Tales Offer Up A Grimm Menu from The Salt blog on NPR
- Grimm’s fairytale food from The Telegraph
- Grimm brothers’ fairytales have blood and horror restored in new translation from The Guardian
- Cinderella Stories – A Multicultural Unit by Judy Sierra
- The intro music clip is from “Jim Henson’s The Storyteller” ending theme by Rachel Portman and the outro music clip from the “Grimm’s Fairy Tale Classics” ending theme by Haim Saban and Shuki Levy.