If you’re a fan of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series (recently made more popular than ever with the HBO series Game of Thrones), you’ll want to check out two fan sites that are dedicated to an unusual aspect of the books — the food. Specifically, they’re dedicated to recreating the dishes mentioned in the books.
The Inn at the Crossroads delves “deep into the world of Westeros and far over the Narrow Sea to explore the mouthwatering cuisines favored by the fantastic cultures in the book.” The site’s creators (Sariann and Chelsea) and its followers also cooked up a plan to deliver baskets of Ice and Fire food to Martin himself at various stops along his recent book tour. And you can’t beat the site’s slogan: “In the Game of Food, you win, or you wash the dishes…”
Cooking Ice and Fire takes a more methodical approach. Creator Adam Bruski aims “to cook every dish mentioned and described in A Song of Ice and Fire and explore the history, real world references, techniques, and science behind each.” (Excepting a few of the more outré items like dog sausages.) There are also great pictures to go along with every dish.
Bon appétit, Martin fans!