Nerdie Foodie: Calcifer from Howl’s Moving Castle

Welcome back to Nerdie Foodie Friday! Today we are continuing on our Studio Ghibli journey with Howl’s Moving Castle, specifically Calcifer the fire demon. This anime featured bread and cheese heavily – not that I’m complaining mind you, because carbs. However, to make this week’s foodie post a little more varied than just bread and cheese, here are a few inspired recipes! Let’s go!

Warning, this post is bacon heavy thanks to Calcifer.

Calcifer’s Breakfast Skillet

If you love breakfast any time of the day, this recipe is for you! This recipe will keep you full of energy for the day. This savoury, quiche-y, bread pudding like dish is created by Fiction Kitchen and what a dish it is! Check out the recipe here!

Breakfast from Howl’s Moving Castle

There really only was one main meal that was presented in Howl’s Moving Castle. That was a breakfast made by Howl consisted of frying up bacon and eggs. Want to make it completely homemade? Andrew Rea (from Binging with Babish) shows us how we can make our own bacon from scratch, on top of frying up some eggs and completing the meal with bread and cheese. Check out the video tutorial below!


Calcifer’s Sweet and Spicy Candied Bacon

Love bacon? Love opposing flavours? Then look no further than this super easy Calcifer inspired recipe by Alison (from Alison’s Wonderland Recipes). All you need are a few staple spices, some pre-cut/sliced bacon and you are all set to go. Check out the recipe here!

(Photo Credit: Alison’s Wonderland Recipes)

Calcifer Yule Log

And if you’re a fan of dessert and all things sweet, then look no further than this yule log dessert! Sure, yule logs are generally consumed during Christmas, but this being all about Calcifer, it’s pretty apropos! Nick Cianfrogna (from Fantasy Food Show) shares with us his recipe on creating this Calcifer inspired dessert. Check out the written recipe here and the accompanying video tutorial below!


And there you have it! Calcifer in all his fire demon glory. Are you going to test out one of these recipes? Let us know in the comments below, and may all your bacon burn.


‘Til next time,

Stay Nerdalicious!

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