Welcome to The Inn!
Named for a location in George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, this blog started as a place to showcase all the foods in that fantastic series of books, and has begun to grow into something more. Whether you are a fan of the books, the HBO show, the Middle Ages, or just love good food, there is a little something here for everyone. New fictional and historical recipes are still being posted, so visit often!
*Please forgive the renovations around The Inn as we try to make the site even better!**
A few weeks ago, I had the chance to tag along on one of the many Weed Walks around Pennsic (or as I like to call it, “medieval summer camp”). This, in addition to a great introductory class about medieval gardens, inspired me to take another
I first saw this idea over on Ivan Day’s site, Historic Food, and knew that I had to try it at some point. But that was actually several years ago, when I didn’t even know where to buy gooseberries in New England, let alone expect
Thoughts: The people have spoken, and the winner of my recent Twitter poll for the next recipe’s region was overwhelmingly Highgarden. I guess we are all in the mood for some green growing things and flowers after winter, huh? :) These stunning little show-stopping desserts
I’ve been thinking a lot about the process that I use to make fictional foodstuffs into real recipes for use in real kitchens. I often joke in interviews that I employ a “fictional locavore” approach when deciding how to make a dish, but that’s
Thoughts: Whenever I feel like I’ve lost some direction when it comes to historical cooking, I like to sit down with some of my favorite old cookbooks and flip through until something inspires me. In this case, it was a pie from the 1570s Italian
It’s February, and you know what that means? GARDENING!! Well, sort of. I mean, not really. At all. The backyard is basically a giant ice patch, and there’s not a hint of anything green as far as the eye can see. Don’t get me wrong,
Thoughts: When I recently posted on Facebook about finally snagging some quinces at the grocery store, a number of you chimed in with suggestions, ideas, and thoughts about how best to enjoy these quirky fruits. But one simple description stuck with me: baked with heavy
Highgarden strikes me as a likely one of the best regions in Westeros in which to dine. Seriously. So when Margaery won the last round of voting for character themed meals, I was more than a little excited. You all were apparently inspired as well, since
When I polled our Facebook followers a few months back about which character they would most like to have a character themed meal for, the winner was resoundingly our lovely young queen Margaery. This should be a delightfully tasty meal to create. The weather is
Thoughts: Every now and again, I get recipe suggestions from readers, and when they’re good, I like to share them, too. My notes from over a year ago say that this one comes from FB reader Karyn, And it is definitely a winner. Dear readers, this