By the book Added 1303 days ago. 04 January 2018 A bumper year for literary anniversaries. In this article we take a look at the food our favourite characters love to eat including Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter! Lashings of Ginger Beer... It’s the enduring line of a Famous Five book, as children’s author Enid Blyton detailed the characters’ picnics which included boiled eggs, tomato sandwiches, tinned sardines and pineapple. This year marks the 120th birthday of the writer who penned around 700 books which have sold more than 500 million copies. It’s also 75 years since Julian, Dick, George, Anne and Timmy first appeared in print. Elementary my dear Watson... 2017 marks the 125th anniversary of the publication of the first Sherlock Holmes story. A number begin with the super sleuth enjoying a breakfast of kidneys and kedgeree at 221b Baker Street. Beef, tongue, oysters and even a brace of grouse are mentioned in the mysteries which reflect the tastes of the day. All grown up! It seems incredible to believe Harry Potter has turned 20! Despite some fantastic food inventions from Rowling’s pen, Harry loves English puddings and treacle tart is singled out as his favourite sweet. His best friend Ron Weasley prefers spotted dick. Sign Up To Our Newsletters Get fortnightly updates from Wiltshire Farm Foods Email: Sign up We will keep your information safe and not sell it on to third parties.Read more about how we handle your data in our Data Protection Policy.