Category: Divergent (Nov. 2015)

Dauntless Chocolate Cake: Brownie Layer Cake with Chocolate Fudge Filling and Cinnamon Bourbon Buttercream

Posted November 25, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Divergent (Nov. 2015) / 10 Comments


If you’ve read Divergent, you know there is one dish that stands out above all the others, put on a pedestal by all who taste it: Dauntless Chocolate Cake. It’s so remarkable, Tris’ mother remembers it after years of living in Abnegation.

What kind of cake could merit that level of notoriety? I like to imagine it was a rich, moist dark chocolate cake topped with fluffy cinnamon frosting with just a little bourbon kick (the frosting I use here was originally developed by Eats Well With Others). It’s a good thing they don’t let you taste it until after choosing your faction…otherwise everyone would be in Dauntless!

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Abnegation Pea Pod Fries

Posted November 19, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Divergent (Nov. 2015) / 5 Comments


In
Divergent, Tris associates two foods with her home faction of Abnegation: plain peas and chicken breast. When she’s feeling homesick, she finds herself drawn to these foods in the Dauntless lunchroom. She doesn’t realize it at the time, but the reasons Tris feels so torn between Abnegation and Dauntless is because she’s a blend of the two. Today, we’re paying tribute to Tris’ Divergent nature with a side dish fit for both factions: Abnegation Pea Pod Fries, simple roasted peas-in-the-pod with just a little Dauntless cayenne kick, inspired by a recipe by The Smart Cookie Cook. A fitting side dish for our Dauntless Burger!

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The Dauntless Burger: Whiskey BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger with Fried Egg and Onion Strings (an AWR Original Recipe © )

Posted November 12, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Divergent (Nov. 2015) / 10 Comments


I love how shocked the other Dauntless faction members are when they realize Tris has never even seen a hamburger before. I can only imagine what it must have been like for her to taste one after a lifetime of plain, flavorless food. Today, we’re recreating Tris’ first meal in her new faction with a monster-sized burger that’s nothing if not epic.

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Amity’s Autumn Apple Salad

Posted November 5, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Divergent (Nov. 2015) / 12 Comments


Welcome to our Divergent menu! The Mister and I just moved from our first apartment to our very first house this weekend, so things are pretty crazy around here (SO MANY BOXES). But even though most of my kitchen is still packed up, I was super excited when it came time to start this menu. I know Divergent is a pretty big departure from our usual classic books, but Tris has such strong mental associations with certain foods (and I loved the book so much) that I thought it’d be a shame not to make a menu for it. So here it is! 🙂

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