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A Feast of Ice and Fire

Updated on September 13, 2014

There is no middle ground

Medieval Cook
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When you play the Game of Food, you win ...

You don't have to be a fan of the epic novel series A Song of Ice and Fire to relish the recipes in this delightful book.

You don't even need to be an ardent medieval cook!

You need a healthy appetite for a nourishing meal, some good knives, hungry friends and a wicked sense of adventure.

I'm having a wonderful time cooking my way through the recipes from the Game of Thrones, come and join me.

The recipes aren't hard

But the names are awesome

The recipes use modern cooking techniques with common ingredients. Easy stuff!

As well as being treated to a fascinating background of the historical medieval meals which inspired these recipes, they all have thrilling names, straight from the novels..

You can whip up these snacks in your kitchen, indulge your guests with a Night's Watch Pork Pie, followed by Riverlands Trout Wrapped in Bacon, then finishing off the repast with King's Landing Lemon Cakes, and Tyroshi Honeyfingers,

Ice and Fire is full of Food descriptions - Now we have the recipes

Medieval Baker
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If you've only watched the HBO series, Game of Thrones, then you've missed the wonderfully rich descriptions of food found in the novels.

Just as Geoffrey Chaucer did, GRRM uses food as a literary device to enrich the personalities of his characters.

I must confess to lingering over the scenes around the banqueting tables, a truly visceral experience, and I kept rereading bits from the bakery, especially Sansa's lemon cakes.

Winter is Coming ..

Don't be afraid to cook

Dive into the cuisine of the Seven KIngdoms from the hearty comfort foods of Winterfell to the lighter fare from The South and Kings Landing.

You can start cooking today with 'A Feast of Ice and Fire' on your Kindle

Get your copy of A Feast of Ice and Fire

A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook
A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook

The gorgeous cover is enough to call you to the kitchen - and to the dining table!

 

Sansa's Lemon Cakes

To complement your Ice and Fire experience

Royal Dragon Mug Serpent Medieval Collectible Stein
Royal Dragon Mug Serpent Medieval Collectible Stein

To complement your lamb rack studded with garlic and herbs floating in roast turnips mashed with butter, you need a good, strong mead. In a dragon mug, naturally

 

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© 2012 Susanna Duffy

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      Ibidii 3 years ago

      Hot Pie said Hodor never. LOL!!! The little wolf Hot Pie made for Aria was so cute! I will have to see the book for cooking the medieval formulas! Great lens!

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      casquid 5 years ago

      I'll get back with you after reading the book. I'm convinced that is a Must Read!

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      CannyGranny 5 years ago

      You don't need a big spit to cook the beef either! I wonder now many times the spit is used in a A game of Thrones?

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      lilymom24 5 years ago

      I've never heard of Ice and Fire and in fact the first thing that came to mind when I saw the title was the poem by Robert Frost titled "Fire and Ice" ~ I was way off!lol. However, I will say that the Kings Landing Lemon Cakes sound delicious! =)