Eat Your Way Through The Elder Scrolls With New CookbookMarch 20, 2019
For the discerning foodie geek that doesn’t want to just have their video games, but eat them too, Chelsea Monroe-Cassel has you covered. The master gaming chef has already helped you feed the horde with her previous World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook, as well as mastermind poisoning your enemies to claim Westeros for your own in A Feast of Ice and Fire. Now, Monroe-Cassel takes us on an open-world culinary adventure through The Empire of Tamriel with The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook.
Out this week from Titan Books, The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook offers signature dishes from all your favorite virtual lands: Morrowind, Black Marsh, Skyrim, and more. The recipes come with vivid, full-color photographs of the finished product and easy to follow instructions. For those who prefer to play on easy mode, the recipes are rated according to difficulty, with Baby Carrots in Moonsugar Glaze filling only two bars on the gauge, and the Sunlight Souffle practically filling the meter. What makes Monroe-Cassel’s work so fun is that what could otherwise be a cookbook on Tudor-fare is whimsically transformed as a food-lovers guidebook through Tamriel. The book opens with explanations of favored cuisines of the different peoples who live within Tamriel, as well as the food-related celebrations to watch out for.
Additionally, each recipe has an introductory note that nods to their relation to the game. Some pages are marked with insignia from the locations in-game where you can find them, like the Braidwood Inn. Other recipes explain how a player may have come across the main ingredient. A personal favorite is in the recipe for Hot Mudcrab Dip, in which Monroe-Cassel explains: “Let’s face it–we’ve all been chased around by those pesky oversized crabs. Now you can take your revenge on those self-important crustaceans by mixing them into this tasty dip. They bring friends, so why shouldn’t you feed them to yours?” I, for one, am very into the idea of eating my enemies on a literal level.
Check out the Sunlight Souffle recipe below, or pick up your own copy of The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook, out now, to try them all.