The Inn at the Crossroads - Fantastic New Food Blog!
Looking for a lemon cake recipe, I came across this wonderful blog featuring historical recipes, like pigeon pie, medieval cream of wheat, or Elizabethan wintercakes with ginger, pinenuts, and cherry.
Each recipe is introduced by a quote either from the fantasy novels of George R. R. Martin (author of "Game of Thrones" and "Storm of Swords") or from a historical figure such as Thomas Carlisle or Marcus Aurelius. Next comes a recipe from a historical source, such as Apicius' Roman peaches in honey-cumin sauce ("Persica duriora purgabis, frustratim concides, elixas, in patina compones, olei modicum superstillabis et cum cuminato inferes"), with their comments on the historical recipe. They follow up with a version of the dish tweaked to better suit modern tastes and to make accommodations for modern sources of ingredients. All illustrated with gorgeous photos.
Take a look!
Somehow I stumbled upon that blog yesterday and was utterly fascinated. I had not heard of that series before reading the blog and was interested in the great lengths the writers are going to make sure everything is as authentic to the books as possible. My reading preferences are biographies/autobiographys and traditional detective novels so I'm not likely to have happened on the fantaasy novels but I subscribed the blog and perhaps I'll even make a few of the recipes. Also, I'm looking forward to their cookbook.