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>> READ MORE
Celebrate the Kentucky Derby with classic Southern recipes for pies, cocktails, dips, and main dishes. BROWSE RECIPE SLIDESHOW
April 19 is National Garlic Day—celebrate with this extreme garlic menu. Eat these fragrant dishes alone or with friends, but consider waiting at least 24 hours before heading out on a date.
This sweet little version of the warm spinach salad unites almonds and mushrooms in a honey-garlic vinaigrette. Get recipe>> READ MORE
Don't look, but Tax Day is right on your heels. Wondering what to do with that sweet refund you're getting? Blow it on our rich-guy menu of truffles, lobster salad, and a pastry named after bankers!
Famed bartender Dale DeGroff didn't call this cocktail the Big Spender for no reason. The mix of Cristal Brut Rosé Champagne, aged tequila, blood orange juice, and spiced orange liqueur will set you back. Get recipe>> READ MORE
Today is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, according to ... people who send us press releases for such things. But hey, it's a food we think is actually worth celebrating in all its simple, cheesy glory. So here it is, a whole day's worth of meals in grilled-cheese form.
BREAKFAST This sweet version of grilled cheese takes the form of raisin bread filled with creamy fromage blanc and bananas. Get recipe>> READ MORE
Win over your in-laws' hearts through their stomachs with these 41 recipes. BROWSE RECIPE SLIDESHOW
Creative ingredient combos that Chowhounds are topping their pizzas with, as discussed on our Home Cooking board. READ MORE
Celebrate the hugely popular cable-TV show with food and drink straight outta the '60s. BROWSE RECIPE SLIDESHOW