To paraphrase one of our Twitter followers, it would be wrong for our primary blog to dominate our other pursuits. We’ve loved stepping into the kitchens of Westeros, but it has opened up our own kitchens to the foods of other places, times, and fictional works. As we continue to update this blog with Westerosi cuisine, and shepherd it through the transition into something new, we also wanted to share our other work with you.
If you have any questions for us, or suggestions, we’d love to hear them!
Chelsea, aka “Needs Mead”
Chelsea researches and translates historical recipes with the special kind of geeky enthusiasm unique to former classics majors, (which she is) and bronies, (which she is not). In addition to being a food and history geek, Chelsea is an artist. Among her current projects are a hand-drawn map of Westeros, an icon of Baelor the Blessed, and a playable game of Cyvasse. While working on IatC, Chelsea discovered she especially enjoys channeling her artistic skills into staging and photographing food.
In addition to maintaining the various online facets of IatC, Chelsea also has her own food blog, Food Through the Pages, in which she explores both historical cookery and food-from-fiction. She welcomes emails from all bacon enthusiasts, fictional foodies, aspiring food stylists, hobbits, and authors eager to see their fictional food realized!
Sariann, aka “Chopped Ginger”
Sariann continues to explore historical recipes, and dishes that are too tasty to not make. Her blog, Chopped Ginger, includes recipes for cocktails, savory courses, and the best dual Clotted Cream/Scone recipe that ever was. She is fascinated by the the history behind food; where it comes from, why it was made, and why we still eat it, or in some cases, why we don’t. In the near term, she will be transcribing and cooking through a hand written Victorian cookbook from Dorset, sharing images of the beautiful calligraphy and of course the finished dishes themselves.
Always on the lookout for unique local or family recipes, Sariann loves digging into the story behind the dishes. Want to know the history behind your grandma’s secret recipe? Sariann would love to find out for you! Contact her through ChoppedGinger with any cultural culinary inquiries, and she’ll get to work. What better way to learn about the past than through something we all love – food!