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Double my money! Hobbit Cookbook author offers $600 matching grant for One Last Party

Hobbit - One Last Party

As the author of the new Hobbit cookbook, I’m happy to support fellow epic level fan endeavors. The good folks at The One Ring have created an online community for Tolkien lovers for the last sixteen years, all run by fans, for fans. In celebration of the last Hobbit movie, they’re throwing One Last Party. Imagine a glamorous LA Oscar

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Mock Koopa Troopa Soup with Power Star Cornbread

Mock Koopa Troopa Soup With Power Stars Cornbread

One of these days, Mario is going to get so fed up with Bowser’s constant kidnappings he’ll kill that crazy turtle, grind his bones to make his bread and boil his flesh to make his stew. The plumber is out of other options. It’s either go full Grimm’s Fairy Tales on Bowser or admit that just maybe Princess Peach isn’t

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Set Your Ginger Beards to Stunning!

santa beard

Behold a world of tasty potential! With one cookie, you can fulfill The Doctor’s wish to finally be a Ginger, instantly transform into the Mirror Universe version of yourself, or turn a cookie jar upside down and pretend they’re scarab beetles falling out of a Stargate. Whether you choose to use your powers for good or evil, you’ll need a

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How to Eat Like a Hobbit in Seven Steps: Dinner

Hobbit Cookbook - Boxty

It’s no surprise potatoes are one of the only three new world crops Tolkien couldn’t bear to ban from the Shire. (He also let them keep coffee and tobacco.) Sure, parsnips and turnips were more nutritious English root vegetables, but nothing can replace the cheap versatility of the simple potato. Boxty was a thick, family sized potato cake cooked in

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How to Eat Like A Hobbit in 7 Steps: Supper

Hobbit Cookbook Stuffed Mushrooms

No hobbit meal is complete without a mushroom dish. These stuffed, roasted mushrooms make a great main course for nights when you’re too tired from adventuring to make a rack of lamb or roast a chicken. In middle class Victorian households, stuffed vegetables were a way to make a meal look a little fancy while also being economical. Instead of

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How to Eat Like a Hobbit in 7 Steps: Afternoon Tea

Hobbit Cookbook Short Bread

It’s hard to believe something so delicious only has four ingredients. The key to this simple recipe is to embrace your inner love of butter. If you use enough natural dairy goodness, the shortbreads will practically leap off the pan instead of clinging to it like a desperate lover. Save yourself some heartbreak by being generous with the fat. Shortbread

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How to Eat Like a Hobbit in 7 Steps: Luncheon

Hobbit Cookbook Hare Stew

Stewed Hare with Root Vegetables and Herb Dumplings Until very recently, rabbits were a common source of protein. Before refrigeration, their small size made one rabbit the perfect amount of meat for a single family’s meal with no worry about waste or spoilage. It wasn’t uncommon for country families to keep chickens and rabbits as both pets and food. Their

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How to Eat Like a Hobbit in 7 Steps: Elvenses

Kitchen Overlord Hobbit Week - Shire Seed Cake Recipe

While second breakfast was all about hearty, durable foods you could tuck in a pack and use as adventure fuel, Elevenses is full of more delicate breads, best served fresh and hot from the oven with a dab of butter and fresh country jam. Think of it as a chance to relax with an assortment of light treats, maybe interspersed

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How to Eat Like a Hobbit in 7 Steps: Second Breakfast

Hobbit Cookbook 2nd Breakfast Hand Pies

In honor of our last cinematic trip to Middle Earth, this week Kitchen Overlord is treating you to one recipe per day from each chapter of An Unexpected Cookbook: The Unofficial Book of Hobbit Cookery. Second Breakfast is the perfect time for adventuring. Make these sturdy hand pies at night and they’ll hold up great when you sneak over the

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