This is a really informative, interesting and fun book to have. Like Chelsea and Sariann, I am a big fan of George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels, and have been for many years before Game of Thrones was produced, so once I found out about this book, the question I asked myself was not "Should I buy it?" but "When can I justify buying it?" I tried a few recipes from the blog first but some recipes were in the book alone, so I knew I needed access to both! Fortunately I decided to buy the book a few months ago and I have not regretted it.
The recipes are easy to follow, the book is laid out brilliantly and the pictures are perfect. I love how Chelsea and Sariann compare historical versions of their dishes to modern variants. I have made quite a few dishes from the book now and all have turned out well.
The only problem for me is that this book was produced by Americans,. As the measurements are done under the American system, I, as a Briton. need to use the conversion charts when I want to make something from this book, or guess at the quantities! The other issue related to that is the fact that a lot of the ingredients are not widely available in British stores, or have different names. it's fairly easy to improvise though. I contacted the authors via the blog and Chelsea said she would consider putting up a conversion chart on the blog for the British fans.
On the whole, this is a brilliant book and I look forward to many years of faux-medieval feasting!
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group (29 May 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345534492
- ISBN-13: 978-0345534491
- Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 2 x 23.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 821 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)