Beautifully written by authors who care about good eating, food history and a brilliantly created fictional world.,
Amazon Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: A Feast of Ice and Fire (Hardcover)
That this cook book is a labour of love is evident from the endorsement in the introduction by George Martin to the thorough research into medieval cooking that underpins the recipes. Each recipe has the passage from the novels that inspired it followed by the original historical material for the medieval recipe, which is really interesting to read. You then get two versions for each recipe: one based as closely as possible on the medieval source and one updated for modern tastes. This is a great idea and gives plenty of choice about the kind of dish you want to create. A nice touch are suggestions about how to put together a dinner party with a 'Game of Thrones' theme!
I have cooked quite a few of the dishes now and am impressed that the recipes have been thoroughly road-tested and are achievable, reliable and tasty! The photos of the finished dishes are another great feature both atmospheric and inspiring.
Most of the ingredient quantities are given in American cups with no conversion tables included. However, as a UK cook it was easy to find conversion information on any number of websites so don't let this put you off.
A marvelous book that will introduce you to sophisticated and exotic taste combinations as well as rustic comfort food all with a twist of history and fantasy.