You all know that my choice of reading matter can sometimes be a little… eclectic. But I bet most of you would still be surprised to see Heroes’ Feast Dungeon & Dragons Cookbook sitting my kitchen. I know I am. I don’t even remember when I first saw this title, but clearly on a whim I added it to my waitlist at the library. It’s a new title, so it sat with “On Order” status for about five months and then suddenly with no warning last week, it was waiting for me!
It’s unbelievably well-done. High quality construction, beautiful photos and very well written. For those of us who know NOTHING about D&D, it has nice introductions to each section (Human Food, Elven Food, Halfling Food, etc.) that describe the different kinds of beings and their foodie bent.
The food itself has fun D&D names; the fare itself is nothing extremely exotic, so the names are really key to making this cookbook a lot of fun.
I was having a friend stop by on Saturday morning and had my regular biscuit cookbook sitting out. The night before I was flipping through Heroes’ Feast and I came across the Yawning Portal Buttermilk Biscuit recipe. If you are a D&D fan, then you know that The Yawning Portal is a very popular tavern located on Rainrun Street in Castle Ward, one of the wards in the city of Waterkeep. If you aren’t a D&D fan, now you know.
I’m not going to put the recipe here – it’s a fairly straight forward biscuit recipe. The one difference is that instead of cutting individual biscuits, you pat all the dough into a pan, score it and then bake it. I also brushed melted butter on the top as it suggested. If I do say so myself, when I pulled them from the oven, they looked just like the photo in the cookbook. And they were excellent with homemade jam.
If I were a D&D player, I would HAVE to have this cookbook. As a non D&D’er, I’ll appreciate it for a couple more weeks and then back to the library it will go. But I will copy out just a couple of recipes so that I have them on hand whenever I want to make something with a really fun name!
Do you have any “exotic”/theme cookbooks? Or exotic recipes?