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Its an important part of the books - will you be able to put some space aside for a section on the cuisine of Westeros?

Or will you be reccomending some of the superb medieval cook books that are available?

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We will float the idea of maybe having a small bibilography pointing people to books that GRRM has used in his research. Perhaps he has some cook books in the list of things he has perused. ;)

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Perhaps he has some cook books in the list of things he has perused.

I did ask him about the food - apparently he reads cook books and pinches the recepies that look good! would be interesting to see which books he's been using. :)

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A SOIAF recipe book would be awesome! Seriously. I'd like to have a party/pot luck where you have to bring items just from the books. Wine, ale, garlic crusted squab, lamprey pie...Oka, I'm not sure if I would like lamprey pie, but I would love to try it.

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These books never fail to make me hungry.

My only complaint; "pease" is not the plural form of the archaic word for pea. "Pease" is the singular form, with "peasen" being the plural. A nit? Yes, to be sure, but I'll still pick it while I wait for ADWD.

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Ooooh, an ASOIAF recipe book? I'm IN! I'm a voracious reader (and author) of Medieval stories, and have been struck by the interesting combination of 'sweet' spices and fruits in the Medieval preparation of 'non-sweet' dishes such as meats. Roasted pork in plum sauce, ginger and cinnamon in a beef savory.

*hungry!*

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God help us if anyone ever shows the world how to prepare creamed herring... :ack:

(i found this caption under a picture of creamed herring, when I googled it :)

"This stood out from the rest of our order—while everything else we got was just really bland, this was actually disgusting. "Of course it was disgusting!" said my friend. "It was creamed herring. Creamed herring. What the hell did you expect?"

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A Cookbook would be awesome, if it came out. It doesn't even have to be 100% stuff mentioned in the books, just medieval style recipes and such. Also, perhaps some real world variants of the drink they commonly use. Like, Summerwine is a very popular drink, but what would that be akin to in our world?

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It probably would not qualify for the book, but I seem to remember a German poster posting a recipe he had invented in honour of ASoIaF. He called it:

"Ein lied von reis und eier".

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It probably would not qualify for the book, but I seem to remember a German poster posting a recipe he had invented in honour of ASoIaF. He called it:

"Ein lied von reis und eier".

Sounds good to me :lol:

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God help us if anyone ever shows the world how to prepare creamed herring... :ack:

(i found this caption under a picture of creamed herring, when I googled it :)

"This stood out from the rest of our order—while everything else we got was just really bland, this was actually disgusting. "Of course it was disgusting!" said my friend. "It was creamed herring. Creamed herring. What the hell did you expect?"

Well, in my neck of the woods, creamed herring is quite a delicacy.

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just reading this topic has made me hungry, but yeah, every time I read a description of the food I go nuts. A small companion guide to the foods would be great, if unrealistic in the long run

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I would love to see regional differences in food, as well. They apparently have hummus in Dorne and spicier cuisine.

And of course the book wouldn't be complete without a recipe for lemon cake! Mmmm, I want some right now.

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I hate double posting, but I have to share. I was craving lemon cake so badly, I actually found a recipe and made some. Check my sig for a picture.

It doesn't look very impressive, but it tastes so very good. :)

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inn at the crossroads

We are gradually cooking and baking our way through the concordance of food and drink (Ohsohelpfully provided by Westeros.org!), and posting our results and recipes on our blog. We are basing our menus on medieval recipes, which really gives the meals that extra authentic kick!

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