The culinary dishes from Game of Thrones are a mixed bag, from Arya’s Frey Pie to Ramsay Bolton’s sausages. But have you ever wanted to cook up some Westerosi delicacies that actually look tasty? Well, now is your chance! George R.R. Martin has teamed up with acclaimed food journalist Chelsea Monroe-Cassel to create the official Game of Thrones cookbook!
Written in the style of a Citadel maester giving the reader a tour of beloved dishes, the book contains 80 recipes, and contains a foreword by George R.R. Martin. This marks the second time that author Chelsea Monroe-Cassel has worked on a cookbook for Game of Thrones. In 2012, she co-authored A Feast of Ice and Fire with Sariann Lehrer, on the back of the success she had from posting recipes on her blog Inn at the Crossroads.
According to the official description, recipes include Dothraki Blood Pie, Crown Roast of Boar’s Ribs, Dornish Creamcakes, Redwyne Roasted Grapes, Seaweed Ship’s Biscuits, Barley Griddle Cakes, and Winter Town Wassail.
Of course, the latest cookbook will no doubt be much more thorough than the original, given that the TV show is complete. Although I’m a little disappointed that they couldn’t give it a funnier title. The Official Game of Thrones Cookbook is pretty boring. Check out Martin’s announcement below:
Fans respond to the Game of Thrones cookbook how you’d would expect
Let’s address the elephant in the room. This cookbook marks yet another side quest to distract George R.R. Martin from finishing The Winds of Winter. The second he announced it, droves of readers naturally rushed to the comments to let him know what he should be announcing. A tale as old as time.
“‘Does it have a recipe for finishing winds of winter?” one fan wrote, while another replied, “My man is writing every book in the library except for Winds of Winter.” But my personal favorite has to be this one: “The recipes probably have all the ingredients listed but not how to finish them.”