“I’d give you some violets, but they withered all when my father died.” -Ophelia, Hamlet Violatium Thoughts: So get this: The Ancient Romans actually made this beverage where they immersed violet blossoms in wine. Naturally, I had to try it. The finished product is quirky. As
Roman Mustard “‘There’s cold beef in the kitchens. And mustard in a big stone jar, from Oldtown.’ The thought of that mustard made the old woman smile.” -Feast for Crows Modern Mustard Our Thoughts: I have a confession to make. I don’t actually like mustard.
Roman Cod Cakes “The wedding guests gorged on cod cakes and winter squash, hills of neeps and great round wheels of cheese, on smoking slabs of mutton and beef ribs charred almost black…” -A Dance with Dragons Modern Cod Cakes Our Thoughts: The Roman cod cakes
“…next I sing of honey, the heavenly ethereal gift…” -Virgil Roman Stuffed Dates Our Thoughts: These are a purely natural, gluten and sugar free powerhouse of nominess. The texture of chewy date is complimented by the crunchy nut filling, and the whole is dripping with
“But the only sound was the wind in the fruit trees, and the only creatures in the gardens were a few pale moths. Missandei returned with a melon and a bowl of hard-cooked eggs, but Dany found she had no appetite.” (Dance with Dragons) Roman Melon and Boiled
Modern Beet Soup “Sweet beets were grown in profusion hereabouts, and were served with almost every meal. The Volantenes made a cold soup of them, as thick and rich as purple honey.” -A Dance with Dragons Thoughts: The Roman recipe is the stranger of the two, and
“…we seldom had enough coin to buy anything…well, except for a sausage now and again, or honeyfingers…do they have honeyfingers in the Seven Kingdoms, the kind they bake in Tyrosh?” -A Game of Thrones Our Thoughts The Roman recipe is a curiosity. They fried to
“That night her handmaids brought her lamb, with a salad of raisins and carrots soaked in wine, and a hot flaky bread dripping with honey. She could eat none of it. Did Rhaegar ever grow so weary? she wondered. Did Aegon, after his conquest?” -A