It's official; I AM a Game of Thrones geek. I read the first couple of novels years and years ago and promptly forgot about them until I saw the trailer for the first season of Game of Thrones on HBO. It's not often that books from the fantasy genre are turned into television shows and when they are they are often full of fail. (See the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind-the show was full of cheese!) But, I'm a long time fan of HBO productions and I had faith that they would do it right.
And do it right they did. Season one of Game of Thrones was fantastic and it even turned Rick into a GoT geek too! We both read all of the books and have held endless discussions on them and have been known to scare away family members and friends with our geekery.
Needless to say, excitement for season two ran high in our household and we invited a few friends down to watch the premiere with us.
One of them, Cathy of Intentional Stones, is just as geeky about it as us. She joined me in making snacks appropriate for the Game of Thrones. She borrowed my book "The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook" and selected a dish to prepare from it and took inspiration from an alcoholic drink recipe to create her own version. I wanted to make the lemon cakes Sansa & Arya are always mentioning but I wasn't impressed with the recipe in the book and made my own version as well. By the way? The Official Game of Thrones cookbook comes out May 29, 2012. Of course, I intend on owning both. Don't judge. I'm holding back on the GoT coffee mug, tshirt, playing cards, board game, and journal. For now.
Lemon cakes. Sweet and tart all at once.
Wildfire. Cathy put the drinks in cunning little flasks and then packed them appropriately in a wooden crate surrounded by straw. It was a fantastic idea!
Cheesemonger's Caramelized Onions. Heavily aromatic with an earthy sweetness.