A Feast of Ice & Fire
If you haven't read any of George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice & Fire book series, drop what you're doing and go buy A Game of Thrones (the first book in the series). Then sit back for several days for a good read.
If you haven't visited the Inn at the Crossroads food blog inspired by the Song of Ice & Fire series, drop what you're doing and click on that link!
See? Aren't you glad I told you?
I have recently purchased their new official cookbook for the series. It's pretty enjoyable to read their research on their blog or in these pages for medieval recipes. Hits me up on many geeky levels. I hope to make a few of these savory and sweet foods inspired by my all-time favorite book series.
Crusty White Bread
This recipe was ridiculously easy. I was pretty skeptical on the outcome because the ingredients were so basic, and I'm such a beginner at bread making ... but hubby and I were pleasantly surprised. We devoured all of one of the small loaves right out of the oven.
The exterior is pleasantly crisp and thick ... much like my favorite pizza crust. The inside was soft but hearty and yeasty.
How fun! I'm looking forward to trying the desserts listed in the book. They often offer both a recipe for a dish old-world style and also a modern spin version. Not much cake decorating going on here, but still an adventure!