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The Food Report: Nom of Thrones

The Food Report: Nom of Thrones

Game of Thrones themed supper club

It was time for another Nom Nom Club this weekend, and in honour of a very special housewarming we visited Exeter via Westeros for a Game of Thrones themed feast.

We ate: a beef, mushroom and red wine (two bottles) pie (I can’t emphasise enough how good this was), two slowed cooked pork – one in Guinness and one in cider (the cider sweeter, the Guinness more smoky and deep in flavour), a huge bowl of garlicky mash, roasted beetroots and carrots, onion and cider gravy and an adapted Sansa salad. We finished up with a wonderful plum and blueberry cake and lemoncakes (of course) with lemon curd over the top. After a quick break we also had a little cheese board with some Dorset knobs (!).

Whilst we took inspiration from the cookbook A Feast of Ice and Fire most of these were adapted recipes (in particular the Sansa salad) based around the themes of good, hearty, medieval style cooking. We could certainly have been more Westeros-authentic, but probably not more delicious.

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We drank: both red and white wine from King’s Landing (otherwise known as Croatia, where our lovely hosts recently honeymooned!). A drop of port with the cheese.

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We talked about: moving house, new plans, mash techniques, going skiing, how to support people, the wedding, making friends in new cities and all our exciting hopes for the next year. We played a surprisingly successful game of Articulate too.

I always say this but this group of people really are a wonderful, inspirational lot and I’m so proud of everything they’re achieving – it was absolutely beautiful to spend 24 hours with them in the most fantastic home.

Game of Thrones themed supper club

 

The Weekly Report

The Weekly Report

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Watching Masterchef, obviously. Let it Gorepeatedly. Black Books. The Trip – so happy to have a second series! I’m Alan Partridge (I know, I’m late to that party). New Game of Thrones – consider me excited.

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Listening to Regina, R.E.M., a very Parisian playlist for the French edition of Nom Nom Club, Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Bob, Pulp and Shirley Bassey, because we did the best Shirley impression on Saturday morning. 

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Reading Lots of newspapers, Olive, ABM, and Sylvia.

Writing Silly quotes in the new Nom Nom Club guestbook and bonus blog posts.

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Eating Lots of big salads and soup, curry, delicious plump cha siu bao from Bon Bon Bakery, and hastily homemade pizzas. As I mentioned, we held  the French edition of Nom Nom Club, but I’ll share that in this week’s Food Report. Suffice to say I ate a lot.

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Lusting after A Polaroid PoGo. Why don’t they make one for iPhone? Also beautiful views, as apparently that’s all I took photos of this week.

Talking about Having six friends to stay makes for some pretty rambling far reaching conversations. In a nutshell we talked about:

Moving to new cities, differing stages of grown-up relationships, how creepy Port Sunlight looks at night, shouting at the sea, Disney favourites, inventions (patents pending), interventions, boats, a nice deck, all of the French we know, future feasts, hosting skills, the most inappropriate Cards against Humanity plays, what constitutes modern art and how an overhead railway works (we went to the Tate and the Museum of Liverpool).

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This video art piece made me feel quite claustrophobic. I found the most recent DLA Piper Series: Constellations a little disappointing. We didn’t make it to the second floor but nothing really grabbed me and made me excited on the first – I’ll have to pop back and see if I find something I love upstairs. I did like Mary Martin’s Inversions, as I’ve always liked Cross which they have at the Walker, and Wolfgang Tillmans’ still life photos were excellent.

Then we headed to the museum where I was very excited to go in the overhead railway carriage and look at all the old biscuit tins!

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