Savory pies were a staple of English pub grub for centuries. Before the invention of modern restaurants, English taverns and inns traditionally offered set price menus promising all the meat, soup, and bread you could eat. A good, hearty pie not only let them stretch out the expensive meat but […]
Recipes and Tasty Goodness
How to Eat Like a Hobbit: Pan Fried Tater Cakes
Taters! Po-ta-toes! Boil ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in a stew! Or, in this case, fry them up into cheap, filling potato cakes! These tasty, pan-fried bites of potato goodness are perfect for soaking up gravy from your Steak and Ale Pie or Stewed Hare with Root Vegetables. The key […]
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!