The Not-So Starving Student – Game of Thrones Themed Food Extravaganza

As the Game of Thrones finale is rolling out this Sunday, I’m hearing plenty of hype for theme parties for the upcoming episode. Here’s some tips for throwing your own game of thrones themed dinner party. For the die-hard fans, you’ll know what each of the food cameos refer to, but if you’re not following the series, you’ll be surprised with an eye-opening teaser to the major events throughout the series (in other words: spoiler alert). Want to see what each of these looks like? Check out the handy link!

Joffrey’s Cake Pops Collection
Joffrey is the son of the notorious evil queen Cersei. His sadistic presence captured in the first four seasons of the series has left an unforgettable mark in the show. Cake pops are a light refreshment to anyone arriving at the party early and sets the mood for the feast that is to come. Food is coming.

Deviled Dragon Eggs
To start the meal off right, serve some chilled dragon eggs to amuse your guests. These are deviled eggs with a great presentation. To create the external texture of the dragon egg, crack several hard-boiled eggs and allow them to sit in cabbage juice for approximately one hour. For adventurous hosts, try using varied food dyes to achieve the same effect.

Dothraki Cumin Lamb Legs
Since the beginning of season one, the Dothraki were introduced as a nomadic, tribal people. It’s only fair that their favorite protein derives from wild rabbits and lamb. To achieve the authentic smoky aroma of wild lamb, try grilling some lamb legs over the barbeque with minimal seasoning besides salt, pepper, and of course, cumin.

Baratheon Wild Boar Roast
One of former king Robert’s past-times is boar hunting. While we might not have the luxury of feasting on wild boar, we can certainly make our domestic boars (pork) taste like an entree fit for kings. The pork tenderloin should be marinaded in red wine, red wine vinegar, onions, garlic, thyme and peppercorn. Finally after a day of soaking up savory ingredients, the pork should be roasted for about two hours at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

White Walker Iceberg Salad
The threat of the white walkers is a major theme in the series with the impending doom of the great war intensifying in each successive episode. White walkers are somewhat of a Halloween concept, complete with fierce blue eyes and ghostly skeleton frame. There’s no surprise that their presence should be felt at the finale feast. The salad itself consists of a dozen white walkers’ eyeballs (blueberries), some crumbled feta cheese and raspberry vinaigrette.

Red (Velvet) Wedding Cupcakes
One of the major plot twists of the earlier seasons is the Red Wedding. To finish the dinner off, surprise your guests with some red wedding cupcakes. Their recipes are ubiquitous on the web so I will refrain from sharing. However, if you want your guests’ blood to run cold, try splattering raspberry flavored syrup to top your cupcakes for effect.

Xin Xu is a post-graduate health-science AU student, aspiring clinician, globe-trotter, parrot-breeder and tea-connoisseur.

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