Why does it seem as though books based in fantasy or historical settings always make food sound so delicious? Perhaps it’s because in most scenarios the characters have spent their days on a long voyage and they reach that point of hunger when even the idea of eating animal droppings seems reasonable. Just when the desperation hits the peak, they reach a nirvana of food. At this point, the author makes sure that they give you every single last detail until you start to feel hungry yourself.
Author George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels are no exception. His books are filled with mouth-watering references to food. The way he uses those references shows his brilliance as a writer. The variety of foods not only helps build and support the fictional setting of the novels, it is also crucial to his strategy of character development. With all that detail and close attention to deliciousness, there are probably a lot of foods you wished you could eat in real life. Well, check this out:
Yep, That’s A Game Of Thrones Cookbook
With the passion of a true fan and a chef’s taste, authors Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer have answered the growling calls of your stomach. In their official Game of Thrones cookbook, A Feast of Ice and Fire, they have compiled over 100 recipes to prominent foods, all organized by region. They get down to the core of every detail including substitutes for those hard to find meats and recipes for medieval spices. The book is written for even the most amateur cook out there, with easy-to-follow directions complete with photographs. You will find recipes for stewed rabbit, lemon cake, Quails Drowned in Butter and Mulled Wine, along with a guide to dining and entertainment in the style of the Seven Kingdoms.
Game of Thrones comes back to HBO April 6, so you have plenty of time to prepare for that premiere party.