How to Eat Like a Game of Thrones Character
Embrace the King of the North within you
22 March 2017
The Seven Kingdoms of Game of Thrones are dark and treacherous terrains filled with bloodshed, treachery, war, passion and food — lots and lots of delectable food and oh, the red wine!
The creator of the medieval fantasy show George R.R. Martin might not guarantee to spare the lives of our favourite characters but every season, he gives us a grand feast — a feast fit for the king and his consorts.
If you’ve made it this far, it means you’re as big a Game of Thrones fan as we are and you too have wondered what it feels like to share a bread bowl with the Night’s Watch, to drink a tall glass of wine with Tyrion and to feast on the scrumptious delicacies of the Dorne.
Games of Thrones’ mouth-watering dishes are so famous that there is an official book — A Feast of Ice and Fire –dedicated to the famous cuisines of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond.
Here are some king-worthy recipes from the book that will help you deal with the arduous countdown—till the series finale season.
1. The Stark’s Breakfast
According to the book’s author, Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer, a typical breakfast at Winterfell would include a soft boiled egg with a side of fried bacon and topped with a pop of berry seeds to keep the cold away. The hearty meal is complimented with mint tea — a perfect start to a day in the North.
2. Mereenese Lunch with Khaleesi
The perfect time for The Mother of Dragons to discuss the grave matters of the realm would be over a fulfilling bowl of Mereneese lamb with raisin and carrot salad, served with hot flaky bread. The sweet and savoury mix of flavours would keep her worst enemies at bay.
3. The King’s Landing Dinner
A honey glazed chicken roast served with raisins and dills on the side is all you need to feel like a royal. Pair it up with a tall glass of wine and you’re ready to dine with her Majesty – Queen Cersei Lannister.
4. Sansa’s Lemon Cake
Apart from feeding Ramsay Bolton to his own dogs, Lady Sansa’s guilty pleasures include a big slice of lemon zest cake. Soft, moist and dense enough to melt in your mouth —these cakes would make the perfect snack before dinner.
5. Wildling Cider Drink
Basic survival is what rules the Wilding life and their tables. A naturally fermented apple cider drink with a dash of honey is all you need to ward off cold — and the While Walkers.