Fictional Food: Prim’s Basil-Wrapped Goat Cheese

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Description: In the first chapter of The Hunger Games, Katniss and her best friend, Gale, enjoy a meal of fresh bread and basil wrapped goat cheese that Katniss’ sister, Prim, prepared for them. This is a really basic recipe and makes for a great breakfast or snack.


4 ounces of Goat cheese

1 tsp of black pepper

1 tsp of lemon juice

fresh basil leaves

yarn or cooking string

fresh bread


1.) Mix the goat cheese, black pepper, and lemon juice in a bowl. Taste the cheese to see if it’s to your liking. For more kick, add a little more pepper. Divide the cheese in four and shape each into a ball.

2.) Using the yarn or cooking string, cut two 5-6 inch strands. Lay them down like a cross and tie a knot in the middle.

3.) Arrange 4-5 basil leaves in a star or asterisk pattern on a plate. Place a ball of cheese in the center.

4.) Begin wrapping the ball up with the leaves and use the yarn/string to hold it together (As if wrapping a present)

5.) Repeat steps 2, 3, and 4 until all four cheese balls have been wrapped.

6.) Refrigerate the cheese until you’re ready to use. I like to spread the cheese on a piece of bread with pieces of basil and honey drizzled on top.


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