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Levitating the butterbeer to pull it toward me and drinking it outside the Three Broomsticks at Universal Studios, I decided to brew butterbeer with two recipes I found online.

Harry Potter recipe review: Butterbeer

Anirudh Seshadri March 17, 2021

When I first saw the word “butterbeer” in the third book of the “Harry Potter” series, I expected it to be a mix of butter and beer, which sounded like an unpleasant combination. However, when...

With a swish of my wand, I levitate my treacle tart into the Great Hall of Hogwarts. Remember, it’s “LeviOsa,” not “LeviosA.”

Harry Potter recipe review: Treacle tart

Amy Liu March 17, 2021

Harry Potter loves treacle tart so much that he smells it in Amortentia, a powerful love potion in the wizarding world — that is some next-level fondness for a seemingly simple dessert. As “Harry Potter”...

Seeking to recreate some of the magic of Harry Potter through cooking, I tried my hand at making pumpkin pasties, which can be found on the trolley on the Hogwarts Express.

Harry Potter recipe review: Pumpkin pasties

Sunny Li March 17, 2021

“Anything off the trolley, dears?” And so begins Harry Potter’s introduction to the delicious world of wizarding treats. Harry buys a little bit of everything off the trolley on the Hogwarts Express,...

Kronk poses with key ingredients: spinach, garlic, shallot and cream cheese behind a plate of spinach puffs!

Disney recipe review: Spinach puffs from “The Emperor’s New Groove”

Youqi Huang March 12, 2021

I love cheese, I love carbohydrates and I can tolerate spinach. What better recipe to recreate than Kronk’s spinach puffs from “The Emperor’s New Groove”? I haven’t watched the movie, which apparently...

I chose to make beignets, Tiana's signature dish in

Disney recipe review: Beignets from “The Princess and the Frog”

Priyanka Anand March 10, 2021

I remember the first time I watched “The Princess and the Frog” so clearly. In 2009, my family missed seeing the movie in theaters, so my parents bought the DVD (remember those?), and I quickly found...

I tried replicating ratatouille the way Remy cooked the dish.

Disney recipe review: Ratatouille

Sophie Au March 9, 2021

As Chef Gusteau says in the movie “Ratatouille,” “Anyone can cook!” With the help of Remy, a talented chef rat, Alfredo Linguini, a garbage boy at Gusteau’s restaurant, achieves his dream of...

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