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“Medieval Beef and Bacon Pie” from the book “A Feast of Ice and Fire.” (Courtesy Random House)
“Medieval Beef and Bacon Pie” from the book “A Feast of Ice and Fire.” (Courtesy Random House)

"I want bread, two of those little fishes, and a mug of dark beer to wash it all down." So declares famished warlord Tyrion Lannister, one of the many colorful characters in HBO's "Game of Thrones."

The series, based on the best-selling novels by George R. R. Martin, is a violently epic medieval fantasy about warring families vying for power over the mythical land of Westeros. But in between the bloody battles and palace intrigue, characters get hungry.

In his books, Martin goes into great detail about what they eat and how they eat it. There's rack of lamb surrounded by turnips swimming in butter, pigeon pie, creamed swans, honeyed locusts and Dornish Snake with Fiery Sauce. Yum!

The descriptions in Martin's novels inspired two roommates from Allston, Mass., to cook the dishes, then blog about it. The blog became so popular, they published a book, "A Feast of Ice and Fire."

This story was originally broadcasted on May 30, 2012.

Guests:

  • Chelsea Monroe-Cassel, co-author of "A Feast of Ice and Fire"
  • Sariann Lehrer, co-author of "A Feast of Ice and Fire"

This segment aired on April 3, 2013.

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