21 October 2012
A Feast of Ice and Fire
A Feast of Ice and Fire had me with the cover art - gorgeous and yummy. I hope there's a second volume once all the books are finished.
I really liked the research behind the recipes as well as offering a more "traditional" medieval recipe and a modern version of most dishes. This is apparently based off a blog, The Inn at the Crossroads, which I have since started following. There are great pictures, too, a must for a cookbook in my opinion (there's another Game of Thrones cookbook by some other people but it isn't near as nice).
The authors included some oddball recipes for the more adventurous gourmand, like snake (blech) which I will not be trying. Lemon cakes and honeyfingers are much more my style.
I baked the modern Wintercake recipe for an autumn-themed potluck at the bookstore - it smelled wonderful and tasted really good. Thumbs up from the booksellers! It killed my food processor, though, so I have that on my Christmas list now.