Dishes From the Game of Thrones Series Cooked Up By Two Blogs
If you're a fan of Game of Thrones, the HBO medieval television drama based on author George R. R. Martin's best-selling fantasy novels, but find yourself getting hungry at the recipes mentioned in the series, two blogs might be your food foray into the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.
Inn at the Crossroads Medieval Fig Tarts
The first, Inn at the Crossroads, was founded and written by two fans who cook dishes from the series. With over 100 recipes posted -- some keeping true to the series, some modernized, and some both -- Inn at the Crossroads has done dishes like cold fruit soup, medieval larded venison, and honey spiced locusts. Corresponding passages from the books accompany each recipe as well as a beautiful photo.
The second blog fancies itself, "a medieval version of The Julie/Julia Project with a little Alton Brown on the side."
An attorney by trade, Adam Bruski's blog, Cooking Ice and Fire, sets out to make every dish in the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin.
Each post includes a passage from the book, the food's history, and a recipe.
And when it comes to some of the ingredients, Bruski has his limits:
"I don't intend to make any dog sausages and I have to do further research on whether consumption of horse is allowed in my state (if not, maybe a road trip is in order...). However, when such situations arise, I will endeavor to make the most faithful substitutions possible."