Game of Thrones-Inspired Recipes
April 4, 2014
Beef and Bacon Pie
Part of him wanted nothing so much as to hear Bran laugh again, to sup on one of Gage’s beef- and- bacon pies, to listen to Old Nan tell her tales
of the children of the forest and Florian the Fool. — From a Game of Thrones
All sorts of savory pies are eaten in Game of Thrones. As Tyrion Lannister says in Game of Thrones, ""Excellent lamprey pie. Were you slaving away in the kitchen all day?" Back in the Middle Ages fish pies were often made into the shape of the fish being eaten such as lobster, crab, salmon or carp and the crust embellished with elaborate pastry scales, fins, gills, and other details.
Arya's Snitched Tarts
"She filched one anyway, and ate it on her way out. It was stuffed with chopped nuts and fruit and cheese, the crust flaky and still warm from the
oven. Eating Ser Amory’s tart made Arya feel daring. Barefoot surefoot lightfoot, she sang under her breath. I am the ghost in Harrenhal."
— A Clash of Kings
Medieval Spinach Pie
Here's another pie recipe that any Stark or Lannister would be happy to have on their table. This recipe dates back to the Middle Ages, yet is still found throughout Tuscany even today.
Sansa's Lemon Cakes
Later came sweetbreads and pigeon pie and baked apples fragrant with cinnamon and lemon cakes frosted in sugar, but by then Sansa was so
stuffed that she could not manage more than two little lemon cakes, as much as she loved them. — A Game of Thrones