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Twice-Baked Cakes

Twice-Baked Cakes – Fat Rascals

So much of Tolkien’s writing involves travel and journeys that it is quite natural that much of the food in his books is suited particularly for transport and long shelf life (saddlebag-life?)  Beorn’s twice-baked cakes are no exception! “…he would lade them with food to last them for weeks with care, and packed so as [...]

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Gollum's Ruined Fish

Gollum’s Ruined Fish

While it is somewhat widely agreed that a good grilled fish is a delight, it’s possible that spending 500ish years as a shriveled, sparsely-toothed creature may change one’s tastes over time. And while Gollum’s motto of “Sushi-grade or else, precious!” certainly lands him on the good side of many local health regulations (which are, by [...]

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Bannock

Bannock

Over the span of history, the desire to explore – to wander – to discover new places… this has been a driving force in many of mankind’s greatest accomplishments. Of course, in order to do so, there must be provisions; food for the trip! Salted meats and fishes prevailed on sea journeys, whereas waybreads, dried [...]

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Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips

Fish and chips, that delightful British comfort pub food.  Since frying, as we know, makes everything better, and furthermore, battering and frying makes everything better-er, why not fry half of a meal and batter-and-fry the other half? ‘…I’ll cook you some taters one of these days.  I will:  fried fish and chips served by S. [...]

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Honey-cake with Clotted Cream Frosting

Clotted Cream

Clotted cream, a close cousin to butter, is a wonderful delicacy that originated (and is predominantly found) in the British Isles.  It’s fairly easy to make, if you have the luxury of time; the actual work involved entails only a few minutes, but it cooks for many hours.  And, of course, it’s found in Middle-earth, [...]

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Fizzy Ent-Draught

Fizzy Fangorn Ent-Draught

“The drink was like water, indeed very like the taste of the draughts they had drunk from the Entwash near the borders of the forest, and yet there was some scent or savour in it which they could not describe: it was faint, but it reminded them of the smell of a distant wood borne [...]

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Medium Rare and Back Again Cover

Cookbook Update: We Have a Publisher!

Exciting news!  I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve signed with Oloris Publishing, for the production and publication of Medium Rare and Back Again!  You can read the press release at http://olorispublishing.mymiddleearth.com/2013/04/07/medium-rare-and-back-again/!  Needless to say, I’m thrilled! What does this mean for the cookbook?  Well, first, it means that the cookbook will have professional editing and [...]

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Cookbook Cover and New Site!

Greetings, folks!  Welcome to the brand new home of Dillicious Foods, your new home for the Dillicious food blog, as well as the upcoming book Medium Rare and Back Again:  Food from the World of Middle-Earth.  Here’s a sneak peek at the cookbook cover!

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