This skillet chicken with lemon, orzo, and capers is a great weeknight dinner. It’s so quick to make - it takes me under an hour. Sometimes all you need is a meal with minimal chopping. The ingredient processing in this recipe is very simple: slicing a shallot, and zesting and juicing a lemon. Chicken piccata […]
Canada-based Kenji Black Garlic was kind enough to send me some of their black garlic recently. Black garlic has a unique taste: it’s mild and a little sweet. This spring I’ve been craving light and tangy produce-heavy foods, so I’ve been slow-roasting green beans frequently. My first thought upon receiving the black garlic was that […]
This Post Contains Spoilers From The Wise Man’s Fear This strawberry pastry recipe was inspired by a scene from chapter sixty-six of The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. When I was on my second readthrough of The Kingkiller Chronicle, I was excited to see the food descriptions at the end of this very plot-heavy […]
I tried to pack as much flavor as possible into these spiced lamb meatballs. I use cinnamon, cumin, cayenne, dill, and chopped dates to season the lamb. The chopped dates add the perfect amount of sweetness to the spiced meatballs. In my opinion, the best meatballs have a starch that acts as a binder - […]
My name is Rudee, and I'm a Las Vegas and Montana-based home cook. I’m also a huge fan of fantasy novels, TV shows, movies, and video games - and my style of cooking is heavily influenced by those things. Many of the original recipes you’ll learn to make on this site are items I imagine could be served in a medieval inn: pies of all sorts, stews, and hearty platters ready for a feast. I also create real-world versions of foods from some of my favorite fantasy universes. If you’re not a fantasy geek, don’t worry! These dishes are designed to satisfy even the most discerning modern palates.