“She broke her fast on sardines, fried crisp in pepper oil and served so hot they burned her fingers. She mopped up the leftover oil with a chunk of bread torn off the end of Umma’s morning loaf and washed it all down with a cup of watered wine, savoring the tastes and the smells, the rough feel of the crust beneath her fingers, the slickness of the oil, the sting of the hot pepper when it got into the half-healed scrape on the back of the hand. Hear, smell, taste, feel, she reminded herself. There are many ways to know the world for those who cannot see.” -A Dance with Dragons
What a unique and satisfying breakfast! The sardines sizzle and spit as they cook in the peppery oil, giving off the slightest seafood smell. The skin and breading cooks to a wonderful crispy texture that crunches as you chew. The pepper cooks into that outer layer, and melds with the tender, flaky fish on the inside. Umma’s Olive Bread is ideal for swiping up the leftover peppery oil from the plate, just as the Blind Girl did, and a splash of watered wine rounds out the whole meal.
Alright you online Westerosians. You picked Jaqen as the winner in our last character themed meal vote, so now it’s time to brainstorm what elements would make up his ideal meal.
We know that he is Braavosi (or is he?!), and is a faceless man, and is very changeable, although lives by a certain code. Braavos is considerably more of a melting pot than even King’s Landing, so a rather wide array of possibilities are open to us. Perhaps a few dishes that reflect his dual nature, that look sweet but taste savory?
So there’s a start. Let us know what you think:
What would a man eat?