“[Bilbo] had a horrible thought
that the cakes might run short, and then
he –as the host…might have to go without.”
If there’s one thing I know from twenty years of Tolkien nerdom, it’s that hobbits like to eat. After all, they were the ones who decided that breakfast and lunch were too far apart and practically invented brunch (aka. “elevensies”). You’d be hard pressed to find a hobbit whose three favorite things aren’t food, drink and a warm fire (in that order).