Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook
Winter is coming. Okay, it' s not, but the season premier of Game of Thrones on HBO is coming this Sunday night. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the return of the Lannisters and Starks since the first season finished up last year so there will be plenty of viewing parties this Sunday. But what to serve for your guests?
The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook by Alan Kistler will solve your problems with over 150 recipes inspired by the world of Westeros. There are suggestions for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as desserts and even brewing instructions for making your very own batch of "Targaryen Dragon Mead" or "Lannister Gold IPA".
Each recipe includes a paragraph showing the inspiration for the dish, as well as which book, chapter and character is being referenced. Be warned, though efforts were made to avoid spoilers, if you haven't read the entire series, then some of the names may give away a plot point or two. There is also A Word of Wisdom for each recipe that provides extra preparation tips and possible modifications.
As expected, there is a decidedly medieval feel to many of the dishes, like "Black Brother Pork Pie" and yes, before you ask, there is a recipe called "Khaleesi's Heart" for those of you daring enough to give it a try. There is something for every Game of Thrones fan in this collection so pick up a copy of The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook now and have a table fit for the king of your choosing this Sunday.
A copy of this book was provided for review.