One of my favorite bits of Tolkien Trivia is that he wrote so many lush descriptions of lavish meals while living under wartime rationing. This is no coincidence! Like all hungry men, he wrote a lot about food. Tolkien joked that it would be more realistic for dragons to appear […]
3 Weeks of Special Tolkien Themed Menus for Fellowship of Fans Watch Party
Crawl out of your cozy Hobbit Hole and join the Fellowship of Fans community for their weekly Rings of Power Watch Party! Your hosts Michael and Jennifer have put together an amazing fan experience with live guests, fan art, custom cocktails, and, of course FOOD! I’m delighted to be providing […]
How to Eat Like a Hobbit in Seven Steps: Dinner
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. […]
Dune Week: Spice Stuffed Sandworm Bread
I have an entirely irrational love of David Lynch’s 1984 science fiction epic, Dune. (This is almost unrelated to my entirely rational and well thought out love of Frank Herbert’s Dune books. These two things should never be confused.) Maybe I saw it at just the right age to find Sting, […]
Dubious Deadpool’s Red Velvet Brownies
When not stuffing your face with chimichangas and endless stacks of pancakes, you’ll want a few bites of something as sweet as Bea Arthur. In less than an hour, you can throw together these Deadpool inspired Red Velvet brownies with a sleeve of Oreos, bad intentions, and some staples you already have lurking in your pantry.
CW The Flash Cranberry, Pear and Crystallized Ginger Pie
Decorate your holiday table with a seasonal pie as adorable as Barry Allen himself!