George R.R. Martin's " A Song of Ice and Fire" novels, the basis of HBO TV series "Game of Thrones," feature well-described food from different parts of the realm. Meals are mostly medieval and rustic, including breakfast.
Why not prepare a "Game of Thrones" breakfast for your season 6 premiere viewing party on Sunday? Yes, we know that the show premieres at night, but all-day breakfasts are the hype these days. So, why not?
“There was much more than she’d asked for: hot bread, butter and honey and blackberry preserves, a rasher of bacon and a soft-boiled egg, a wedge of cheese, a pot of mint tea. And with came Maester Luwin.” -A Game of Thrones
The Cuan Guesthouse in Strangford Village, UK, where the cast of "Game of Thrones" stayed during the filming of seasons 1 and 2, offers a breakfast inspired by the series. Aptly titled "Breakfast at Winterfell," the photo of the breakast shows crusty bread, soft boiled eggs, chunks of cheese, meat, jam, and tea with honey.
"When day broke, Jon walked to the kitchen as he did every dawn. Three-Finger Hobb said nothing as he gave him the Old Bear’s breakfast. Today it was three brown eggs, boiled hard, with fried bread and ham steak and a bowl of wrinkled prunes." –A Game of Thrones
The breakfast at Winterfell seems to be a lot similar to the first meal of the day at the Wall. This may not be surprising as Winterfell and the Wall shares the same cold climate, thus, they also share the range of available produce. However, given that the supplies in the Wall are more limited, the breakfast of the Night's Watch is stripped-down to the most basic - eggs, bread, and meat.
In both cases, the absence of fresh fruit is understandable given the climate. But Winterfell's blackberry preserves is noticeably more luxurious than plain prunes.
Though it would be easy to assemble a rustic medieval breakfast of bread, egg, and meat for your "Game of Thrones" viewing party, it might be a great idea to modernize the textures and flavors a bit.
Laurie of Tasty Kitchen has a great recipe for Bacon Jam which could be the best thing that will happen to your "Game of Thrones" viewing party!
The jam is made of bacon, onions, garlic, brown sugar, maple syrup, cider vinegar, pepper, and strong coffee. The result is a sweet, salty, caramel bacon goodness. Spread on a piece of toast, top with a sunny-side up, and whoop it down like King Robert Baratheon would.
TIP: Toast pieces of bread on a baking sheet lined with silicone mat. Once done, turn off the heat, spread bacon jam over the toasts, and put back in the still-warm oven. Top with sunny-side up eggs a few minutes before serving.
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