[Sca-cooks] A Feast of Ice and Fire

Ian Kusz sprucebranch at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 13:46:04 PDT 2012

Shouldn't you have called it A Game of Scones: Roast Beast Nicely Attired?

On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 2:30 PM, Johnna Holloway <johnnae at mac.com> wrote:

>  NPR did a segment on the new cookbook A Feast of Ice and Fire today.
> http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2012/05/30/game-thrones-food
>  The Here and Now website contains photos so it's worth a look.
> A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Companion Cookbook by Chelsea
> Monroe-Cassel, George R. R. Martin, Sariann Lehrer was published yesterday
> so the PR has just begun.
> The original blog is at:
> http://www.innatthecrossroads.com/2011/09/30/cookbook-of-ice-and-fire/
> The authors talked today about listing authentic recipes from the Middle
> Ages and Elizabethan times but then they have developed their own modern
> versions.
> I didn't quite get why the recipe for serving a horse's heart turned into
> a red velvet cupcake but… the description notes "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…."  This is the official cookbook and contains the
> introduction by George R.R. Martin.
>  Published earlier in the spring was:
> The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook: From Direwolf Ale to Auroch Stew
> - More Than 150 Recipes from Westeros and Beyond by Alan Kistler which is
> being paired with The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook: From Lamb Stew to
> "Groosling" - More than 150 Recipes Inspired by The Hunger Games Trilogy.
> Reviews haven't been kind for either of these.
> Johnnae
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