An Unexpected Snack Journey

By Tom Scocca

SOME THINGS ONLY exist in fantasy novels, which is the point. You read about them to imagine an experience you could never have in the ordinary world. They don’t all have to be things of awesome or epic character.

Lembas, for instance. Through the decades since I first read Lord of the Rings as a child, the idea of lembas, the Elvish waybread, stuck with…

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