Cookie Week: Hobbit Hole Door Sandwich Cookies

This holiday season, Kitchen Overlord brings you a collection of nerdy cookies for people who can’t draw. If the idea of creating mini artistic masterpieces in icing makes your hands tremble, we’ve got Hobbit Hole Doors, Exploding TARDISes, Deadpool Freezer Cookies, Sherlock shortbread teabags, edible Ood heads, and Death Star Oreos. No icing pens or art degrees required!

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Make Your Hobbit Hole Smell Like Christmas with Small Adventure Sized Mincemeat Pies

Kitchen Overlord Hobbit Week - Small Adventure Mincemeat Pies

If you enjoy the hundreds of free recipes here at Kitchen Overlord, help me keep the lights on by picking up a cookbook or two. As a historian who grew up reading Tolkien, An Unexpected Cookbook: The Unofficial Book of Hobbit Cookery is one of my favorites.  (You know you’re a hardcore nerd when you’re super excited about using international

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Geek Cake Friday: 21 Hobbit Holes That’ll Make You Hungry

In honor of International Hobbit Week, for this edition of Geek Cake Friday we’ve gathered up enough Hobbit Hole cakes to create your own edible Shire.  Scroll through to see renditions by professional bakeries and fellow geeks alike – including an easy tutorial from The Vegetarian Ginger on making your own Hobbit cake! Via Trekker Scrapbook Leonard Nimoy grinning at his

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Hobbit Week: Stuffed and Roasted 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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Hobbit Week: Shire-tastic Seed Cake

Kitchen Overlord Hobbit Week - Shire Seed Cake Recipe

Many modern readers imagine seed cake to be chock full of sunflower or pumpkin seeds, but it turns out Tolkien grew up on a decadently buttery version of pound cake full of caraway seeds. They have a sweet, licorice flavor reminiscent of a milder, earthier version of anise seeds. You can find them at most Indian groceries. They’ve been out

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Happy Hobbit Week!

September 22 happens to be both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins birthdays! In honor of Hobbit Day, Kitchen Overlord is kicking off this week with recipes for a Hobbit’s seven daily meals from  An Unexpected Cookbook: The Unofficial Book of Hobbit Cookery, available for $24.95 at Amazon.com. Come back all week for even MORE recipes, gorgeous cakes honoring Tolkien’s books, links

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The Kickstarter is done. All hail the new Kickstarter!

ILLUSTRATED GEEK COOKBOOK Good news, everybody! Behold my last batch of Illustrated Geek Cookbook Kickstarter orders. Now that all our backers have their books, Kitchen Overlord’s Illustrated Geek Cookbook is available to anybody who possesses both $24.95 and excellent taste. You can pick up a copy of your very own at Amazon.com. DINING WITH THE DOCTOR: REGENERATED At the end of

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Double my money! Hobbit Cookbook author offers $600 matching grant for 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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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. Boxty was a thick, family sized potato cake cooked in

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How to Eat Like A Hobbit in 7 Steps: Supper

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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