A Culinary Tour of A Game of Thrones

I’m a fan of the series – both in its published and televised form – and since I love to cook, coming across GoT-inspired recipes is such a treat!

Here are just some of my favorites…

Have breakfast in Braavos with crispy-fried sardines, chunks of bread dipped in the pepper oil, and watered wine.

“She broke her fast on sardines, fried crisp in pepper oil and served so hot they burned her fingers. She mopped up the leftover oil with a chunk of bread torn off the end of Umma’s morning loaf and washed it all down with a cup of watered wine, savoring the tastes and the smells, the rough feel of the crust beneath her fingers, the slickness of the oil, the sting of the hot pepper when it got into the half-healed scrape on the back of the hand. Hear, smell, taste, feel, she reminded herself. There are many ways to know the world for those who cannot see.” (A Dance with Dragons)

Next, have a filling lunch in Winterfell with Gage’s beef-and-bacon pies.

“Part of him wanted nothing so much as to hear Bran laugh again, to sup on one of Gage’s beef-and-bacon pies, to listen to Old Nan tell her tales of the children of the forest and Florian the Fool.” (A Game of Thrones)

In the afternoon, make your way to the Crossroads Inn at the Riverlands for some honeycakes.

“She still remembered the innkeep, a fat woman named Masha Heddle who chewed sourleaf night and day and seemed to have an endless supply of smiles and sweet cakes for the children. The sweet cakes had been soaked with honey, rich and heavy on the tongue…” (A Game of Thrones)

And in the evening, settle down for a light dinner at the Lannister’s table: creamy chestnut soup and a salad of apples and nuts.

“Cersei set a tasty table, that could not be denied. They started with a creamy chestnut soup, crusty hot bread, and greens dressed with applies and pine nuts.” (A Clash of Kings)

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