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May 19, 2011 1:53 PM   Subscribe

"Welcome! We are two big fans of George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series. We are also fans of food. What, then, would be more natural than to combine them into one fabulous blog?" The authors of The Inn At The Crossroads cook their way through the book series that starts with A Game of Thrones [previously on Metafilter: the HBO adaptation] and post the sometimes intricate and often tasty-looking results. Recipes are included. [Via Anger Burger]

Although traditional medieval recipes are often quite meat-heavy, the blog features several vegetarian dishes. In some cases, the authors have provided both a medieval and modern version of the same dish. However, there's also a section titled "Stuff even WE won't make!" featuring dishes with illegal/gross/impossible ingredients.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl (32 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite

 
Lemoncakes! My favorite!
posted by furiousxgeorge at 1:55 PM on May 19, 2011 [5 favorites]


Sadly, I feel like the "stuff even WE won't make" section lists all of the foods of any interest discussed in the books. Though, perhaps they have plans to cut up a minstrel with a deadly secret and put him in a stew. Or perhaps invite Prince Charles over for dinner and serve him Harry and bacon pie... and then be transformed into a giant white rat. Hmmm.
posted by jph at 1:56 PM on May 19, 2011


Can't seem to find the recipe for "Bowls of Brown", that's a shame.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 1:59 PM on May 19, 2011


Beat me to it, fxg, but I remember it as "a bit of the brown."
posted by jamjam at 2:04 PM on May 19, 2011


I don't understand why jellied calves brains are put into the "stuff we wont make" category.
posted by vacapinta at 2:08 PM on May 19, 2011


Bovine spongiform encephalopathy does a good job scaring people away from that one.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 2:13 PM on May 19, 2011


Bovine spongiform encephalopathy does a good job scaring people away from that one.

Also, it's gross.
posted by nzero at 2:15 PM on May 19, 2011


Are you KIDDING? You know how often people die at Westeros banquets? Don't want to give any spoilers but I'm pretty sure the insurance companies in the Seven Kingdoms all hike their premiums to the crenellated roofs every time there's a catered event.

Seriously, I'd rather go riding with Biggie than eat marinated peacock with the Starks.
posted by PlusDistance at 2:21 PM on May 19, 2011 [13 favorites]


"Can't seem to find the recipe for "Bowls of Brown", that's a shame."

According to a comment on the Stuff even WE won't make! page the Brown is in the queue and should show up soon.
posted by m@f at 2:28 PM on May 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm disappointed that they can't do the pie full of pigeons. I was hoping to have a slice while I watch a douche bag die.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 2:30 PM on May 19, 2011 [4 favorites]


I was wondering why they excluded horse, and turned to the "About" page:

"Is, above all, a ginger. She loves Manchester United beyond all reason, horses, lacrosse, and community. She is a raging Anglophile, but swears she has it under control…"

I guess that explains everything.
posted by Stagger Lee at 2:31 PM on May 19, 2011


The Red Wedding is certainly a feast I wouldn't care to re-enact.
posted by mcstayinskool at 2:39 PM on May 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


And here I was with my crossbow lute, all ready to perform The Rains of Castamere. Shucks.
posted by jph at 2:42 PM on May 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


These look like some good recipes, but when someone says "Inn at the Crossroads" I immediately think of that innkeeper with the horribly red-stained teeth from chewing sourleaf. Not very appetizing...
posted by mstokes650 at 2:48 PM on May 19, 2011


Don't knock it 'til you try it.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 2:53 PM on May 19, 2011


> Not very appetizing...

Especially when they next time they mention her red stained teeth, its because she's in one of these.
posted by mrzarquon at 2:53 PM on May 19, 2011


Although traditional medieval recipes are often quite meat-heavy

Rather the opposite, in fact. Meat is for rich folk.
posted by IndigoJones at 3:26 PM on May 19, 2011


Every time I read about someone loving lamprey pie, my stomach turned. I'll be interested to see if it's actually as delicious as it's made out to be in the book!
posted by Safiya at 3:44 PM on May 19, 2011


I prefer Pillars Of The Earth recipes, which basically involve horsebread and an onion. Mmm!
posted by tumid dahlia at 3:47 PM on May 19, 2011


Rather the opposite, in fact. Meat is for rich folk.

Yeah, but medieval recipes in cookbooks like these are feast foods for the aristocrats. No-one wants to read a recipe book where all the ingredients are root vegetables.
posted by atrazine at 3:48 PM on May 19, 2011


Tom Colicchio's Lemoncakes Recipe (that he got from some cookbook)
posted by thirteenkiller at 3:52 PM on May 19, 2011


Hodor!
posted by Fizz at 4:06 PM on May 19, 2011 [7 favorites]


What a lovely coincidence! Just last Sunday, I made the Mutton in Onion-Ale Broth for dinner, using up a couple leftover legs of lamb from mother's day, and had Highgarden Poached Pears for dessert.

The Mutton was good, but tasted very ... medieval. Strong flavors, dark bread ... it's precisely the sort of thing you'd imagine men on the wall eating. It was good, and I'm glad I made it, but I doubt I'll repeat.

The pears, on the other hand, were absolutely astounding, and I'll be making them again, quite possibly tonight. I'm not sure there's a better way to use up a bottle of 2-buck Chuck.
posted by Myca at 4:29 PM on May 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


I just want bread and two of those little fish and a mug of dark beer to wash it all down and bacon burnt black.
posted by Ber at 4:40 PM on May 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Best served while buggering your sister.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 6:00 PM on May 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


Next D&D session might have to forego the usual pizza and Mountain Dew...
posted by Muttoneer at 6:25 PM on May 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


They left a very important one out. I even checked the "Stuff we won't make" link. Though I'm not sure if it should go under "beverages" or "main courses".

Breast milk, straight from the source.
posted by Justinian at 7:13 PM on May 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Horse meat is illegal in the US?
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 11:01 PM on May 19, 2011


Can't seem to find the recipe for "Bowls of Brown", that's a shame.

Check it out.
posted by Myca at 11:22 PM on May 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


One of the most medevial thing I eat with any regularity is the Latvian national dish; greay peas, onions and bacon. Nowadays it comes with a fair bit of bacon in it, but I suspect a more realistic interpretation would be hardly any or no bacon at all.
posted by Harald74 at 12:58 AM on May 20, 2011


I was baking anyway. So I made their recipe for "Crusty, fresh-baked Bread" (linked in the FPP as "tasty"). It did turn out pretty darn tasty - highly recommended.
posted by gemmy at 4:49 PM on May 20, 2011


Gemmy, your loaves of bread look beautiful!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 7:23 PM on May 20, 2011


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