Out of all the holidays in the year, I think Thanksgiving might be the best suited to a Westerosi interpretation. As I started building this list, more and more dishes sprang to mind. Thanksgiving, in many families, is characterized by cold weather, a groaning table laden with an absurd amount of food, and inter-family drama. Sound at all familiar?
The list below includes dishes from the blog and cookbook. Personally, I’d eat the heck out of this meal, but how about you? Are you going to smuggle a couple of dishes into your mainstream family’s spread, or are you taking over the holiday completely with Westerosi fare?
Let me know if there’s a Westerosi dish you think I should include in this list, or other Thanksgiving-friendly fictional dishes for Food Through the Pages, and let’s get to scheming!
Stuffed Grapeleaves* - Finger Fish* - Spicy Wings
White Beans & Bacon* - Cod Cakes
Buttered Beets* - Spiced Squash - Turnips in Butter*
Honeyed Chicken/Turkey, for a large crowd or Quails drowned in Butter*, for a smaller gathering
Oat Stuffing (forthcoming) - Carrot Lime Relish
Honeyfingers* - Baked Apples*
NB: The * indicates recipes that are in the cookbook. I’ve included them on the list so those of you with the book can consider making those dishes, too! The dishes in italics are forthcoming.