- "The fruit was so plentiful that young hobbits very nearly bathed in strawberries and cream..."
- ― The Return of the King, The Grey Havens
J.R.R. Tolkien's adventure in Switzerland in 1911 was his inspiration for the journey from Rivendell to the other side of the Misty Mountains, and it is quite possible he consumed strawberries during this time.. Michael Coren notes, "For dessert he liked a trifle or, in summer, strawberries with lots of cream."
In J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator, No. 23 contains an illustration by J.R.R. Tolkien of a strawberry.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire"
- ↑ See User:Gamling/Hobbitdates
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Grey Havens"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 306, (undated, late 1967 - early 1968)
- ↑ Michael Coren, J.R.R. Tolkien: The Man Who Created the Lord of the Rings, "End Times"