The Art of Darkness

The Inn at the Crossroads

December 1st, 2011 by Cobwebs

Grilled SnakeGeorge R.R. Martin writes about food in his A Song of Ice and Fire books. A lot. A whooole lot. So the obvious thing to do is to re-create every dish mentioned in the series and then blog about it.*

The Inn at the Crossroads is taking a very scholarly approach to the subject, carefully reading the descriptions of the foods and then reverse-engineering them. They use a lot of Medieval cookbooks and techniques, so even if you don’t read Martin the site is worth a look as a period cooking resource.

They’ve also got recipes for interesting foodstuffs like grilled snake and honey-spiced crickets, which should appeal to the more adventurous. They generally provide information on their sources, so if you’ve ever wondered where to procure rattlesnake meat, you need look no further.

The site is wonderfully engaging, even if you never make any of the recipes. Food geeks should definitely check this one out.

(via BoingBoing)

*Y’know, before the Internet, people with weirdly obsessive hobbies toiled along in obscurity instead of being able to share the fruits of their labor with the world. Those were dark times.

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