Trekkers learn Klingon, Star Wars devotees make stormtrooper costumes from scratch, and Potterheads write millions of pages of fanfic, but many Game of Thrones enthusiasts have a tastier way of showing their love of the books-turned-HBO-hit. Since author George R.R. Martin often describes food in mouthwatering detail (or with vomit-inducing graphic language), fans loyal to every banner in Westeros are showing their love by cooking up his creations. Here are our favorite GoT-inspired dishes and drinks from around the web. If you’re looking for ways to amuse yourself until season three hits the airwaves in 2013, you may even want to try making some of them yourself.
Dothraki Horse Heart
Doesn’t every mother-to-be want to eat Dothraki horse heart to ensure that their offspring will be the Stallion Who Mounts the World? This gelatinous recreation by Not Your Momma’s Cookie definitely tastes a lot better that the one that Daenerys Targaryen had to choke down, but you may still end up covered in suspicious looking red stains.
Followers of the Old Faith pray at the base of weirwood trees for guidance. This epic cake by The Inn at the Crossroads will inspire many to beseech their god(s) of choice for a knife and fork so they can dive into this white chocolate masterpiece.
Photos of weirwood cake and sweetsleep courtesy of The Inn at the Crossroads.
Photo of suckling pigs courtesy of Not Quite Nigella.