The fine and talented folks behind the blog The Inn at the Crossroads are releasing a George R.R. Martin-approved cookbook for Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire. Food is mentioned many times in the series, and meals are described to such a degree that your stomach growls while reading.
Two fans prepared dinner one night based on food mentioned in the books and the blog grew from there. They have researched, experimented, and consumed lots of bacon in the name of fantasy cooking. You can still find recipes on the blog, but many are being compiled into the official cookbook, available May 29th.
More info after the break.
These easy-to-follow recipes have been refined for modern cooking techniques, but adventurous eaters can also attempt the authentic medieval meals that inspired them. The authors have also suggested substitutions for some of the more fantastical ingredients, so you won’t have to stock your kitchen with camel, live doves, or dragon eggs to create meals fit for a king (or a khaleesi). In all, A Feast of Ice and Fire contains more than 100 recipes, divided by region:
- The Wall: Rack of Lamb and Herbs; Pork Pie; Mutton in Onion-Ale Broth; Mulled Wine; Pease Porridge
- The North: Beef and Bacon Pie; Honeyed Chicken; Aurochs with Roasted Leeks; Baked Apples
- The South: Cream Swans; Trout Wrapped in Bacon; Stewed Rabbit; Sister’s Stew; Blueberry Tarts
- King’s Landing: Lemon Cakes; Quails Drowned in Butter; Almond Crusted Trout; Bowls of Brown; Iced Milk with Honey
- Dorne: Stuffed Grape Leaves; Duck with Lemons; Chickpea Paste
- Across the Narrow Sea: Biscuits and Bacon; Tyroshi Honeyfingers; Wintercakes; Honey-Spiced Locusts
Keep in mind that an unofficial version is coming out soon as well.