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The Game of Food

My fans never cease to amaze me. Some of you are crazy. Some of you are wonderful. Most of you are crazily wonderful.

Like the two women in Boston who have started up a food blog they are calling the Inn at the Crossroads. Their mission appears to be to cook up both medieval and modern versions of all the dishes mentioned in A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE.

They're already off to a great start. You can read about their adventures and get all their recipes at the Inn: http://innatthecrossroads.wordpress.com/

I have cautioned them to skip the seagull when they get to it. The rat-on-a-stick is probably worth a pass as well, and I'd be wary about the bowls o' brown served in Flea Bottom. You never know what sorts of things go in them.

Anyway, do visit their blog and give them some encouragement. They have a lot of cooking to do. Why, Joffrey's wedding feast alone featured seventy-seven courses.

Oh, and I love their motto: In the Game of Food, you win, or you wash the dishes...


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Apr. 21st, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
Gods, I'm hungry...
Apr. 21st, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
Best. ASOIF. motto. evar.
They cook AND have a sense of humor? Wish I lived in Boston. Yes, George, you have some of the best fans around.
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Apr. 22nd, 2011 08:51 am (UTC)
The only problem is that everyone wants me to cook like that every Sunday night!

I coulda told you that would happen, going in. :)

Where, ah, where did you say you lived...? Sunday nights, you say...? :)
Apr. 22nd, 2011 12:02 am (UTC)
Um...totally hungry now. I'd guess westeros is the post-spice-trade Europe? Cause otherwise it would kind of suck.
Apr. 22nd, 2011 12:03 am (UTC)
The Inn at the Crossroads? Isn't that the one where Catelyn grabbed Tyrion, and where Tywin later had the innkeeperess hanged for no reason I could ever discern?

If so, I hope that they haven't jinxed themselves with that name.
Apr. 23rd, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
please no teasers
as george has said many times before don't put anything inparticular to the story in your comments as it would give away important info to people who haven't read the books
Apr. 22nd, 2011 12:08 am (UTC)
That's awesome!
Apr. 22nd, 2011 12:13 am (UTC)
I found them the night of the premiere! It's an awesome site, also if you are a history nerd and want to try Elizabethan recipes. I defintiely want to make the Night's Watch buns and one of the variations on Lemon cakes.
Apr. 22nd, 2011 12:16 am (UTC)
And now I am hungry, looking at that blog. Scuse me while I go find a way to satisfy a craving of carrots, raisins and flaky bread with butter.
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Apr. 24th, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
I've wondered about beer too. I'm guessing the beer in Westeros is more akin to English ales than continental European lager styles. Though the Wall would be an easy place to lager beer for long periods, it's cold enough.
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Apr. 22nd, 2011 12:43 am (UTC)
Inn at the Crossroads
Excellent Site! Thank you so much. I told them the same. I am always searching for medieval recipes for feasts and the like!
Apr. 22nd, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
That's awesome!

I have some SCA friends who might be curious to see their recipes.
Apr. 22nd, 2011 01:07 am (UTC)
Oh god I need baked apples!

Apr. 22nd, 2011 01:14 am (UTC)
Oh my god, that lamb with the carrot raisin salad. I want to make that.
Apr. 22nd, 2011 01:24 am (UTC)
Mmmmm, lamprey pie. :/
Apr. 22nd, 2011 01:29 am (UTC)
Wow, I love it! Interesting from quite a few different points of view. And the bloggers are good writers as well. I'm not much of a meat eater, and these recipes are heavy on the meat, but I still enjoy reading the posts as entertainment in their own right. In regards to mulled wine they write, "Bottom line? Modern if you are throwing a party, medieval if you are planning to walk The Wall at night."
Apr. 22nd, 2011 01:40 am (UTC)
I know how odd this might sound, but I'm *really* glad you posted this. I must've hit a dictionary / encyclopedia more often for food in your series than for any other reason. Although I think I spy some utensils..!
Apr. 22nd, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
You're a good man George, good man.
Apr. 22nd, 2011 02:49 am (UTC)
Cooking with Ice and Fire
I've had "Cooking with Ice and Fire" on my list of things to do before I die for several years now.

I thought it would be great to partner with a professional (like Sarah Foster, or someone similar) and write a great cookbook, complete with appropriate illustrations or photography, and really set the mood.

Of course, we'd skip some dishes. Lamprey Pie sounds awful. ;)

Looks like they beat me to it.

This sounds great. Good luck!

Rosanna Mỹ-Ngọc Lam
Apr. 22nd, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
That's such a neat idea. I love how they provide recipes too! Makes me hungry every time I look at it though..... XD
Apr. 22nd, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
I've bookmarked it
because a lot of those things look really really good and well within my cooking skills to make. (Well, I also know how to do the medieval food process of figuring out recipes, I'm just lazy.I

Much love for sharing, Paula in Kansas City, MO.
Apr. 22nd, 2011 04:54 am (UTC)
Are they making Goat?
A nice shank of Vargo Hoat might be nice...
Apr. 22nd, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Are they making Goat?
His head might make for a good table centerpiece.
Apr. 22nd, 2011 05:02 am (UTC)
Aw man! I want to eat all of those!
Apr. 22nd, 2011 05:18 am (UTC)
This has made me so hungry I could eat a swan.....

....well not quite, but congratulations to these ladies for their dedication and obvious skill.
Apr. 22nd, 2011 06:11 am (UTC)
Officially my new favorite motto.
Apr. 22nd, 2011 06:46 am (UTC)
Great idea!! Sounds like a lot of fun. Just went and posted on their blog. :)
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