Hobbit Meals

A year ago yesterday, a crazy event took place: a Lord of the Rings day. My boyfriend and I, along with another couple, watched all three Lord of the Rings movies. This wouldn’t be much of a challenge, except these were the extended versions – a total playing time of about 11 hours.

To pass the day in style, we prepared and ate food for all 7 Hobbit meals, including “coney stew” (rabbit), which we cooked over a wood fire. Of course, this was accompanied by a decent amount of ale and mead.

Lord of the Rings: Hobbit Meals

Here was our menu:

First Breakfast – omelette, mushrooms, bacon (cooked in the fireplace), coffee – which, fortunately for us, they did actually drink in the books

Second Breakfast – whipped cream and berries, seedcakes

Elevensies – bread, cheese, fruits. This is when the ale started.

Luncheon – leek and mushroom-stuffed puff pastry boxes, cold chicken

Afternoon Tea – seedcakes, banana bread and Keemun tea

Dinner – coney (rabbit) stew with red wine, onions, garlic, carrots and herbs, cooked in the fireplace for about 6 hours

Supper – we were going to have a selection green salads, but could only muster up enough hunger for a few sprigs of watercress

By the time next February comes around, we might actually be ready to do it again.


  • Rabbit: Antonelli’s Poultry, 62 De Pasquale Ave., Providence RI
  • Keemun Tea: Basically British, 16 Cutler St., Warren RI
  • Cheese: Farmstead, 186 Wayland Ave., Providence RI

17 thoughts on “Hobbit Meals”

  1. Now that you mention it, I’ve looked at my copy of the LOTR, and they do indeed mention coffee.

    I wonder where hobbits get their coffee from, since I never noticed a lot of tropical areas on my Middle Earth maps… 🙂

  2. Well, see, I know this already from your photostream…but it’s nice to read about it nonetheless.
    Never seen LOTR at all, but it sounds like good times!

  3. If you do this again, give me a call … I’d love to join you. I’ll bring something (don’t know what yet, but something …)

  4. This is an awesome event! I had planned to have a LOTR viewing event, but i did not think to have the seven hobbit meals. This is great! *Begins amending plans*

  5. I was “GoodSearch”ing for Hobbit Meals and it brought me to your site. I was making a quiz for my brother’s kids and wanted to know the names of the meals and how many, etc. and so forth after watching the first movie. Now I just love your idea of doing a LotR viewing with the 7 meals! FANTASTIC!! I think we will need to do that 🙂 May I as, why in February?

  6. You know, I’m not sure why February – it wasn’t originally my idea. But it’s actually a great time of the year to cozy up under some blankets and fire up the oven (or fireplace) all day.

  7. Actually – THE perfect date for this event this upcoming year (which I am planning now) is Jan 2. It’s the Saturday after New Years AND . . . wait for it . . . at midnight – you can toast the traditional J.R.R. Tolkien Birthday toast – “The Professor” since his birthday falls on January 3rd. That way – you have Sunday (his actual birthday) to recover before returning to work. I like your menu. May have to give it a shot. Thanks!

  8. This is, by far, the coolest nerd activity I have ever heard of:) 🙂 🙂 And I do mean ‘nerd’ in the most complimentary, Rachel Maddow-way possible!

    Now, if only you could get your hands on some Lembas bread…

  9. Your pictures are very cool and your menu looks delicious. We have made this an annual event that we do on the Saturday closest to Tolkien’s birthday (Jan. 3rd). eatlikeahobbit.com

  10. What about taters? You know… PO-TAY-TOES. Boil ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in a stew.

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