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Ditch your boring Victorian dinner party guests for a trip into the distant culinary future with these Wellsian Fruit Kabobs.

Eloi Futuristic Fruit Kabobs (from HG Wells The Time Machine)

½ Fresh Pineapple, cut into cubes
6 fresh figs
6 fresh peaches
6 fresh apricots
6 fresh plums or plulots
1 cup Pinot Grigio wine
1 tbsp dark brown sugar
1 tbsp olive oil
½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
½ tsp kosher salt

Set your Time Machine to 802,701 AD.

While you’re waiting for the time machine to power up, mix the wine, brown sugar, olive oil, vinegar, and salt.

Once you arrive, bring the mix to a boil, reduce it to a simmer, and continue boiling until it reduces down to about ¼ cup.

Once you arrive, explain the concept of a “knife” to the friendly natives. Demonstrate by cutting all the fruit in half.

Non-violently skewer two pieces of each fruit per kabob.

Soothe the Eloi’s shattered nerves by gently glazing all the fruit kabobs in your wine mix.

Peacefully grill the fruit kabobs over the community’s evening fire for 15 minutes, or until the fruit is warm all the way through.

Alternately, if you object to the violence intrinsic within fire, just drizzle the fruit in sauce and eat it raw.

These are best served with a hearty 20th century veggie burger, some 2nd century Roman roasted figs, and a decadent slice of 17th century French cheese.

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