If you think George R. R. Martin's wildly popular medieval-esque A Song of Ice and Fire books (chronicled in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones, now in season two) are only about power struggles and swordplay, you're wrong. The books also contain lots of vividly described food references—enough to inspire a food blog called The Inn at the Crossroads. We got so into it we came up with our own Game of Thrones menu, just the thing to serve this weekend when your faux-fur-and-robe-clad fan friends come over to gorge on the latest episode.
Start off your viewing party by raising a mug of steamy mulled wine, just like Salladhor Saan, the commander of a fleet of mercenary ships, would. Get recipe>>
Lamb meatballs are another dish associated with Salladhor Saan, but they're also just the thing we could see Daenerys Targaryen eating in her tent. That is, when she's not chowing down on horse meat with the Dothraki. Get recipe>>
It's hard to get more medieval than a whole roasted beast. Let the feasting begin with this delicious suckling pig! Get recipe>>
Make this easy pound cake as a tribute to Sansa Stark's fondness for lemon cakes. Get recipe>>