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PostSubject: Feast of Fire and Ice   Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:27 pm

A friend of mine has been avidly following the Game of Thrones series on HBO (and the books), so I got him the official cookbook for it: A Feast of Fire and Ice. This weekend we decided to try some of the recipes out of it. They give recipes based off the meals mentioned in the book, meticulously researched medieval meals and some modern versions. These were some of the more complex things I've cooked before but I was pretty pleased with how they turned out. We made Crusty White Bread, Bean and Bacon soup, Medieval Pork Pie, Iced Blueberries in Sweet Cream, and Mulled Wine.




The hardest part was finding the spices. Things I'd never heard of: Galangal powder, grains of paradise, aleppo pepper, long pepper; and ones I'd heard of but never used, like saffron. Thankfully you can mail order just about everything today.
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PostSubject: Re: Feast of Fire and Ice   Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:43 pm

My god I love that show so much. I'm sad because there isn't a new episode today. Or for about a year... Okay.jpg
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PostSubject: Re: Feast of Fire and Ice   Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:39 am

katmandu wrote:
A friend of mine has been avidly following the Game of Thrones series on HBO (and the books), so I got him the official cookbook for it: A Feast of Fire and Ice. This weekend we decided to try some of the recipes out of it. They give recipes based off the meals mentioned in the book, meticulously researched medieval meals and some modern versions. These were some of the more complex things I've cooked before but I was pretty pleased with how they turned out. We made Crusty White Bread, Bean and Bacon soup, Medieval Pork Pie, Iced Blueberries in Sweet Cream, and Mulled Wine.




The hardest part was finding the spices. Things I'd never heard of: Galangal powder, grains of paradise, aleppo pepper, long pepper; and ones I'd heard of but never used, like saffron. Thankfully you can mail order just about everything today.
Saffron is one of the most expensive things on earth.
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PostSubject: Re: Feast of Fire and Ice   Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:28 am

Taz wrote:
Saffron is one of the most expensive things on earth.

When I saw it, it was like, $600 a gram. And that was at WalMart.

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PostSubject: Re: Feast of Fire and Ice   Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:44 pm

I got a half gram for $11; but, thankfully, you use such tiny amounts of it, that the cost evens out to be about the same as other spices you use a lot of.

But, when you think about where it comes from, I guess the cost makes sense.
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PostSubject: Re: Feast of Fire and Ice   Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:02 pm

What does saffron taste like?
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PostSubject: Re: Feast of Fire and Ice   Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:04 am

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PostSubject: Re: Feast of Fire and Ice   Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:22 pm

Zenia wrote:
What does saffron taste like?

Kind of bitter and sweet at the same time, I guess? It wasn't very noticeable.
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PostSubject: Re: Feast of Fire and Ice   Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:21 pm

Dude that pie looks heavenly.


Please cook for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Feast of Fire and Ice   Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:06 pm

larry669 wrote:
Dude that pie looks heavenly.


Please cook for me.

Round two this weekend! Recipes from Winterfell this time.

Normally I'm a shit cook but I never really put this much effort into it before.
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PostSubject: Re: Feast of Fire and Ice   Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:45 am

What do the folks of Winterfell eat?
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PostSubject: Re: Feast of Fire and Ice   Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:59 pm

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What do the folks of Winterfell eat?

Onions in Gravy, Turnips in Butter, Aurochs Roasted with Leeks and Medieval Black Pepper Sauce, and 17th Century Baked Apples. Not quite as good as part 1; but I had to go to three stores to find turnips (and the ones I found were waay too big), and I used a chuck roast rather than top round (wild aurochs being hard to find these days) as I already had one. The apples aren't burnt, BTW; that's the butter, cinnamon, and sugar topping.

Motherfuckers ate a lot of leeks in medieval times, apparently.


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PostSubject: Re: Feast of Fire and Ice   Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:49 pm

Sister's Stew and flatbread

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PostSubject: Re: Feast of Fire and Ice   Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:38 pm

katmandu wrote:
wild aurochs being hard to find these days
I'd say... considering the last one died in the 1600s and they are extinct now. XDDD

What has your favorite thing been so far?
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PostSubject: Re: Feast of Fire and Ice   Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:49 pm

Zenia wrote:
What has your favorite thing been so far?

The bean and bacon soup (may be the best bean soup I've had), and a beef and bacon pie that I didn't photograph.

...then again, that could just be all the bacon talking.
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PostSubject: Re: Feast of Fire and Ice   Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:34 pm

Bacon is the king!
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