PEOPLE WHO LIKED THE GAME OF THRONES COOKBOOK ALSO LIKED:
Is George Bush’s head on the menu?
Sure hope so!
And now the non-Bowdlerized DVD set will be rare collectibles.
Makes me wish I woulda bought it.
It’s chock full of heady goodness.
Ugh speaking of which: Did you see the lamprey pies on Amazon?
King Henry I is said to have died from eating “a surfeit of lampreys.” He had a fatal fondness for lamprey pie, which was usually a special occasion feed. That’s like eating paté and tiramisu every day.
to be fair, it wasn’t the lamprey. It was the medicine given to cure the constipation, which led to him being one of many glorious kings gloriously ending their lives in the loo.
Head cake pops FTW.
I still want to know what project the GWB head was intended for originally. I’m tempted to imagine a zombie from The Walking Dead gnawing forlornly on it and finding it lacks nourishment.
The books do have a truly preposterous number of descriptions of food stuffs, which, having seen pictures of GRRM, is kind of unsurprising.
I’ve met him a couple times. He giggles. He’s like this gnome/Santa Clause guy who writes books that are nothing but food and sex. Really nice guy, though. Still depressed I couldn’t make it to the last signing I wanted to go to.
I’ve met him also, I was charmed by his smile and big blue eyes. Sigh-who knew? I have a pretty darn hot husband too!
“Ever wonder what it’s like to kiss a girl? This cookbook will keep you wondering”
Man, is that joke tired.
my friend and I saw that book in the store, and stole the recipe for honey cakes out of it. They’re actually surprisingly good–scratch that, of course they’re good, George Martin wrote them into being. Duh.
“Ever wonder which game-meat will eradicate acne?”
Dove, of course.
i will try anything to get rid of my fjl acne.
It’s obviously NOT quail.
Those quail pot pies might look delicious, but lead to increased fertility and offspring. They can also cause the unfortunate side-effect of horrible acne; However, the quince dessert pies may counter this effect.
This book far surpasses all my other cookbooks for my purposes (looking at pictures of food and reminding myself I really ought to get around to cleaning off enough kitchen counter to get to the toaster oven again someday, and maybe even the stove.
However, its motivational effectiveness has just been undermined by the fact that I now know HK’s Amazon identity and can review-stalk her. So that’ll be another week or two of frozen dinners.
*sigh* I’m sorry, I just have to add:
Thank you. I feel better now.
I was pretty sneaky with my user name.
Oh, I do hope you add more reviews and lists and whatnot over there. This was hilarious: Vanity Projects by Ten Delusional Celebrities
Pants-crappingly funny yet indispensable!
I like number 15: The Nancy Drew Cookbook: Clues to Good Cooking
I didn’t see the Harry Potter cookbook so I assume the list is incomplete.
I have the Jane Austen Cookbook.
Off to find the period-appropriate kitchen appliances (orphans)and Ingredients (40% cow poop milk).
Harry Potter cookbook:
Page 1: House Elves will hook you up.
I have a ‘free sample’ of the Harry Potter cookbook on my Kindle. I always got hungry when I read about the feasts in the books. A friend of mine tried to make butterbeer once but it turned out disgusting.
I used to want the Narnia cookbook even though I didn’t actually think the food sounded very appetizing in the books, well except for Turkish Delight, until I found out what that actually was. Yuck. The book was out of print though so I was never able to get it.
I love Turkish delight (lokum). If you like Japanese ginger candy and/or soft gummies, you might like it. Go for the nut or lemon flavor before the rose or mint.
I used to have the Nancy Drew cookbook! It didn’t look like that, it was a hardbound book that looked like the rest of ‘em, but it was the same recipes.
The only thing I remember ever trying to make was the fortune cookies.
(I think they turned out “ok as cookies but nothing remotely like a fortune cookie.” Ooh, wait, I think there was a chocolate shortbread recipe in there too, made that. Yay cookies!)
It says it’s “in stock”. VERY surprising.
It makes sense to me. Broth doesn’t have the same mouthfeel.
I follow the folks who made that book. It’s called Inn at the Crossroads: http://www.innatthecrossroads.com/.
It’s pretty awesome. They do medieval versions and modern versions of the fictional food GRRM describes. It’s harder than you think.
Really interesting link. I like the idea of the Roman mustard.
The Two Fat Ladies made a version of a roman mustard straight from a Roman cookbook in one of their episodes. They served it over green beans. It looked wonderful, grainy and delicious! It was also very easy to make.
I miss the Two Fat Ladies, I’ll have to see if I can find their show online.
Cooking Channel has been showing them on the weekends in hour blocks.
If it wasn’t for the DVD set I think I’d go insane. I’ve probably memorized every word on every disk.
But surely Roman mustard would have to have garum in it?
I kinda love that blog! Dying to try the modern honey cakes and chase down some diabetes
Inn at the Crossroads is the best. I try not to read it when I’m hungry.
I love Hodor’s look on the packaging.
I really want to know what recipes with eel are in the book. If I never read the phrase “lamprey pie” again I’ll be happy.
Dissecting a lamprey was possibly the most disgusting thing I have ever done in my entire life, and I have given birth twice.
Lamprey pies are still served to British royalty on special occasions like the Queen’s recent Jubilee. That may have been what sent poor Prince Philip to the hospital.
…and may I suggest a Boones Farm Sun Peach Pink, um, March vintage, to go with your eel?
The wines of Dorne are sweetest, this is known.
Boones Farm: goes down smooth, pukes up fresh.
You win the internets for that insightful comment.
As a teenager in the 70s, I had some experience with the Boones.
Mortica: “Wednesday, PLAY with your food.”
That just looks like spoiled gachkkk’k (I can’t spell Klingon food words for crap)
“Cup o’ Puke, and cop a puke!
Something is still alive in there.
Checked out the images link. Somebody REALLY likes Sansa Salad. And that somebody really needs to get their pipes checked. I’m not a doctor, but the color’s off, dude.
He might have been punched in the nuts a few times beforehand.
Lamprey Pies – “The mouths are the best part”. April, you are the eel deal.
Finally I know just what to cook for 7 hungry LARPERS!
I love cookbooks.
Rarely cook, but I love cookbooks.
But I do have leeks growing in my veggie patch this year.
I love the Lamprey pie image you uploaded.
they look like baby sandworms… So cute!
For Dune-themed baby showers?
Is there any other kind?
No, if they were for Dune-themed baby showers, they would be cupcakes or mini puddings swirled with cinnamon and nutmeg with the shai’hulud made out of modeling chocolate, popping up out of a patch of cookie crumbs and cinnamon. The perfect treats to go with baby’s first stilsuit!
I may have though about this a little too thoroughly…
I love cooking. I love feasts one might find in a high fantasy or renaissance festival type setting. I think I would love this book.
And if I ever watched TV, I have a feeling I’d like Game of Thrones too.
I love to cook — I hate to have to cook. So I usually don’t, if that makes sense.
Yeah, that makes sense. I really love cooking for others… If family and/or friends are coming over, expect a glorious feast. And I’ll even cook nice stuff when it’s just me, but I really hate the clean up (and I loathe a messy kitchen.) So a lot of times it’s just cereal (Or something equally easy) for dinner.
I hear ya. Cooking for a special event, or to try some strange new dish? Fun! Meal planning, not so much.
We had a season premiere party for the last season and I made a lot of things from Inn At The Crossroads. It was pretty tasty. We got my sister-in-law to eat goat, so that was pretty cool. Also, these are tasty as hell and I could not stop eating them. http://www.innatthecrossroads.com/2012/03/22/stuffed-green-peppers/
I LOVE young goat. Not an easy thing to find in Southern California though. More typically I just buy lamb (Which tastes about the same, really.)
I love goat too! And lamb. But seriously, goat is my favorite meat. My SIL eats McDonalds, and nothing interesting at all, so it was pretty crazy that she stepped out of her box to try goat.
Hot Pie can’t be a potpie, though, because he is too large to fit through the automat window.
I ordered this a few days back from BN and awaiting its arrival on Monday.
your lamprey pie image is almost as unappetizing as how i pictured them in my mind while reading the book…it’s funny, other than roast boar and lemon cakes, I really haven’t found myself pining for the foods of westeros…
Sure, but how about those honeyed locusts? There are more foods in Essos and Pentos, ebinard, than are dreamt of in your Westeros.
I’ve actually eaten something that is probably really similar to that when I was in Japan. Instead of honey they were sweetened with soy sauce and miran. (Which is good, because I fucking hate honey.) Also, even though they told me I was eating locusts, they actually looked more like grasshoppers to me.
I also ate salty crickets in an Oaxacan Restaurant once. Bugs of all kinds are apparently standard food in Oaxaca.
When I was reading the books I definitely started to wish I could eat food from a place without anti-bacterial soap or toilet paper.
Inn at the Crossroads is a great blog (I didn’t realize GRRM spent so much time describing so many meals!). I’d um… not be worried about lampreys in any pie Wyman Manderly served.
I’ve heard Manderly’s pies are to die for. Don’t be afreyed to be adventurous!
/death by pun
So few people caught that in the last book. I don’t think that recipe will ever make the cookbooks.
April likes Pat Boone! Seriously, when he was younger, that guy was a heartthrob. I found myself slowing down his shirtless scenes in Journey to the Center of the Earth… A LOT!
That is great! I was comptemplating picking up the unofficial one too.
Anyways, I already decided that for my baby shower I am totally making a jello heart and eat it in front of everyone using my wost of manners and only my bare hands, no utensils.
I still don’t know what to do with my wedding… There are so many ASoIaF weddings to choose from. Maybe this book will help me with planning the wedding feast, though.
Red wine is a must. And lots of red meat with red pickled beets, maybe? Strawberry-rhubarb pie. Bowls of red m&ms and a cherry slurpee machine for the tots. And, of course, red velvet cake.
why not keep going with the dothraki theme?
I don’t want anyone getting killed at my wedding, though… I mean, I might get arrested… I mean, a Dothraki wedding without killing would be boring and a Red Wedding? Well, you guys know the rest…
Hilarious photos, but a little cruel to post them on Amazon where the various idiots of the net might think they’re actually from the cookbook, and be swayed not to buy it.
I’ve been following the girls’ blog for almost a year, and they really deserve all the success the book can bring them!
I get that you like their blog, but try not to lose perspective. There’s nothing cruel about sending hundreds of thousands of hits to an author’s Amazon page. They will sell a shitload of books today.
Wow, I had no idea you had that many followers! In that case, I certainly applaud your motivation, and I hope you’re right!
I’ve seen a couple of reviews that implied the book gave instructions on cooking Dragon Eggs (seriously?), rather than the fact that it’s a proper, researched cookbook.
Incidentally, the “Eat, Lamprey, Love” still has me giggling. Nicely ‘shopped.
Psshh. It can’t hold a candle to The Joye Of Snacks.
True. Westeros may have good food, but they don’t have the bananananana soup surprise.
Don’t watch TV, haven’t had time to read any of the last 20 years of GRRM, can’t even find a copy of Sandkings for my sweetheart, and I WANT THIS BOOK. Along with everything else of GRRM’s except himself. But I’d cook dinner for him. I already make a mean Ugly Fish with Leeks.
Does anyone who has a pulse NOT want to taste Daenerys Targaryen’s honeyfingers? Actually, even the wights would probably want a piece of that, and they have no pulse, so there you go.
I have to admit it took me a moment then to realize they were still talking about food. I was all “Well, that’s an interesting euphemism” followed by “Wait…”
I’m confused. And aroused.
I wonder if I’m the only Regretsian who has the Myra Breckinridge Cookbook.
Those books are filled with descriptions of meat juice dripping down the stubbly chin of an old toothless man, while he fondles a wench who has greyscale…i’ll have seconds, please!
I truly appreciate your Song of Ice and Fire obsession.
I WANT THIS. I would buy it for my Kindle, but I want all the pretty pictures.
Oh my god! I took a how-to-use-etsy class given by paul shapiro! he was such a funny and amazing guy. He had these lamps shaped like a stripper’s torso with nipple tassle on off switches, the breast part was that the group he was teaching was (other than me) all women over 50 xD
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