Nerdie Foodie: A Journey to Middle-Earth

Hello Nerdie Foodies! Welcome to a brand new Nerdie Foodie post. This week we are celebrating the one and only J.R.R Tolkien by journeying into the world that is Lord of the Rings. Who is ready to head down to Middle-Earth? Let’s go!

Lembas Bread

One can’t go on a long journey without something to snack on. What a better snack than lembas bread? Although this may not be the exact recipes from the Elves themselves, but I’d say it’s a tasty close second. Amy’s daughter Amalia (from created this recipe for us to enjoy. Check out the recipe here! *Note: Baking temperatures are in Fahrenheit*

(Photo Credit: Vomiting Chicken)

Bilbo’s Seed Cake Muffins

If you want something more breakfast-y and don’t have that much of a sweet tooth, Rosanna Pansino (from Nerdy Nummies) shows us how to make our very own seed cake muffins a la Bilbo. Only, to make it more authentic she had some help with the one and only Dominic Monaghan (aka. Merry Brandybuck)! Check out the tutorial below!


Shire Steak and Guinness Pie

Nothing says comfort food more than pie. For Hobbits, I can honestly say I can envision them eating a steak and Guinness pie. Thankfully, Warren Nash (from Warren Nash: Food, DIY & Fatherhood) shares with us his steak pie recipe from the Shire here. For a more visual tutorial, check out the video below!


Bofur’s Mince Pie

It’s not a secret that dwarves are also hearty eaters. With all the work that they do, it makes sense that they would also lean towards things like pies and tarts. Feast of Starlight has a fantastic homemade mince pie that has a ton of flavour packed in. Bofur would definitely approve. Check out the recipe here!

(Photo Credit: Feast of Starlight)

Marinated Mushroom Salad with Spiced Yogurt

If you love mushrooms, you have very similar tastebuds as Tolkien. That is why for the final recipe for this week’s post, a tribute to the one that gave us not just a fantasy/sci-fi trilogy, but one that encompasses an entire world with its own languages and syntax and their own world map of Middle-Earth. Nicole (of Paper and Salt) shares with us her spin on a recipe that she found, which gives this dish a more Middle Eastern flare to this Middle-earth fare. Check out the recipe here!

(Photo Credit: Paper and Salt)

Happy birthday J.R.R. Tolkien!

Stay nerdalicious!

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  1. Thanks so much for the mention!!

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