“Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.” – C.S. Lewis


The Blog 

Butterbeer. Gruel. Klava. Turkish Delight. Lembas.

Hobbit Pipe

Have you ever found yourself reading through a much loved book and upon coming to a passage containing descriptions of food, found yourself wishing you could pull up a chair and join the feast? Some food is so integral to the plot of a book, or so embodies the world of the characters that we don’t even need to be told from which story the dish hails.  

The goal of this blog is to feature food taken from within works of fiction and made real and accessible for modern kitchens. In addition to being a fun way to put food on the table every week, it’s an awesome way to connect with characters, fictional settings, historical figures, or one’s 4th-great-grandmother.

The Blogger


Since she was a child, Chelsea Monroe-Cassel has been entranced by the idea of immersive adventures. She grew up in rural New York, surrounded by cows and an appreciation for small farms. However, her real love affair with food began during a year abroad in Turkey, which sparked a passion for both food and history, as well as leading her to pursue a degree in Classical History. A lifelong artist and fantasy fan, she greatly enjoy foreign languages, treasure hunting, and all things honey. She currently lives in Boston with several other cooks, and even more eaters, including one very happy Manx Cat.
You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.
She also manages Inn at the Crossroads and Game of Brews.

6 thoughts on “About

  1. This has to be my favorite food blog I’ve ever come across! Love love love love it. I could nerd out on here for hours. 😀

  2. I would love to chat with you about a review for one of the books in my own series, Artifacts of Empire. I’m in awe of your culinary skills since I have none (evidenced by my own blog post here: http://gwenperkins.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/recipe-hour-coconut-curry-pie-with-a-side-of-fail/). 🙂

    If you’d like to talk more about it, you can find me through the website http://artifactsofempire.com or email graeae@gmail.com.

    Thanks so much for this awesome blog! I already feel inspired.


    Gwen Perkins,
    author of the Artifacts of Empire fantasy series

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