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!
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 vomitingchicken.com) created this recipe for us to enjoy. Check out the recipe here! *Note: Baking temperatures are in Fahrenheit*
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!
Rohan Beef Stew
More comfort food! Stews are hearty and just as warming as pie. From the depths of Fictional Fare, Courtney has a simple hearty beef stew from Middle-earth’s Rohan. You can’t go wrong with simple ingredients for a simple dish. Check out this simple recipe here!
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!
Bifur’s Apple Tart
Another delightful recipe from Courtney (Fictional Fare). This time around it’s Bifur’s favourite: apple tart with raspberry jam! Not to be confused with the other Dwarf, Bofur. One would never think to combine an apple tart with raspberry jam, but we can definitely relate to liking foods that have opposite tastes and melding together as one. Check out this beautiful recipe here!
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!
Happy birthday J.R.R. Tolkien!