The DnD Cookbook with the Power to Enchant Any Kitchen
With the change of season and the upcoming holidays, so many of us are looking at new and delicious recipes to bring to the dinner table.
I am extremely excited about this cookbook, “Heroes’ Feast”. What makes it special is that its not just a fun gift for a DnD player (though it does have a special appeal for that crowd). It is also, at it’s core, a very well written and beautifully illustrated little book. Let me walk you through some of the features that I found the most magical!
What makes a DnD cookbook? Inside Heroes’ Feast, you will find 80 fabulous recipes that are taken directly from the lore of the Dungeons and Dragons multiverse.
Has your character ever eaten Dwarven Stew, Elven Bread, or Iron Rations? Now you can too!
I am obsessed with the idea of making the rations for our next DnD game. How much more interesting and fun it would be instead of the same old chips and pizza rolls!
The rations are a visually appealing mix of cheese, salami, dried fruit, nuts, and crackers. These can be served separately (a great option for party members with food allergies), or combined into individual servings, or “rations”. Small wooden bowls for serving will add to the visual appeal of this filling little snack!
Where is your current campaign located?
Look for recipes inspired by the many diverse locations found in the DnD multiverse. If you are playing Curse of Straud, why not serve up Barovian Butterscotch Pudding during your next vampire filled adventure? Treasure Hunting outside Waterdeep? Why not serve Sword Coast Seafood Bouillabaisse for dinner?
You can actually search recipes by location in the Index at the back of the book, making themed meal planning a breeze!
How is it organized? The bulk of Heroes’ Feast is divided by Player Character Races, as each race in DnD has its own unique culture and cuisine!
It is fun to flip through the pages and see a cookbook laid out in a similar fashion to the Players Manual. There are sections for:
- Uncommon (including such humanoid creatures as Drow and Orc)
The Uncommon section is uniquely entertaining as it has such monstrous concoctions as Fire Spiced Abyssal Chicken Kabobs and Fried Fingers!
The last section of the Book is entitled “Elixers and Brews”.
It is a fun little drinks section that includes both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. If you’re not in the mood for cooking, you could just whip up a quick batch of Evermead, or create potions such as Delayed Blast Fireball and Potion of Restoration as a special game night treat! It is an easy way to bring a little something special to your evening!
What kind of special features will I find? Lore! Lore Everywhere!!
The front of the book includes beautiful descriptions of the Core Campaign worlds that inspired many of the recipes you will read about. Because of the nature of the multiverse, the recipes you will learn are as diverse and unique as the lands that they come from.
One of the really fun themes throughout Heroes’ Feast is the Legendary Establisments feature. This segment is sprinkled throughout the book, and lays out full menus from famous taverns and banquet halls that your characters may have actually visited!
Recipes like the Yawning Portal Buttermilk Biscuits are not only sound delicious, but the recipe page includes a description of the Yawning Portal and the lore around the recipe, as well as a quote from the DnD novel Streams of Silver that inspired it.
These fascinating morsels of lore are found on every single page, making this tome a fun read as well as an instructional cookbook!
But I don’t play DnD. Why should I give it a try?
As the weather gets colder, I always turn my attention to those rich, “comfort food”, kind of recipes that give me that warm-all-over, cozy sort of feeling.
Heroes’ Feast is the perfect book for this season.
The recipes vary in difficulty, so there is something for chefs of every skill level. The varying difficulty also means that there are both recipes for throwing together a Tuesday night dinner, and crafting a Thanksgiving feast.
This gem of a cookbook is a carefully crafted work of art. The photography is vibrant and rich. The art is full of fancy and magic with many large, two page spreads. Imagine it sitting open on a cookbook stand in your kitchen. It is a piece of art as well as a great conversation starter!
Finally, the price is so reasonable, it would make a fantastic Christmas gift for the Dungeons and Dragons players in your life!
Want to see more? I look forward to trying some of these recipes for you! Stay with us!
You can also get your own copy of Heroes’ Feast by clicking the link below!
“Heroes’ Feast” is actually the name of a DnD Cleric or Druid spell. The description of the spell in the DnD Players’ Handbook says “You bring forth a great feast, including magnificent food and drink…”
So, lets bring a little Divine Magic to our dinner tables this season! What a way to make your holidays EPIC!