May Catering Ideas

It’s finally warm outside. Get your office excited about Ice Cream Socials, Healthy Fruit Pop Bars, Mother’s Day Brunch for Lunch, office birthday parties and delicious fall-off-the-bone BBQ. Take a look at the menus & contact us at catering@foodtoeat.com for any orders!

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Dinner is Coming…Get Ready with the Official Game of Thrones Cookbook

By Debra Liu

Ok, who is excited? The Game of Thrones Season 4 premiere is right around the corner and “Two Swords”, the first episode, will most definitely make us salivate for more, especially since Red Viper is in town.

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Chelsea Monroe-Cassel, co-author of A Feast of Ice & Fire

But, don’t make the mistake of watching the premiere without eating Game of Thrones inspired food – pork pie or honeyfingers anyone?

If you’ve read the books, it’s hard to miss George R. R. Martin’s exquisitely detailed words describing the characters, their surroundings, and most importantly, the foods they enjoy eating:

“Later came sweetbreads and pigeon pie and baked apples fragrant with cinnamon and lemon cakes frosted in sugar, but by then Sansa was so stuffed that she could not manage more than two little lemon cakes, as much as she loved them.” – A Game of Thrones

What began as a simple craving for lemon cakes, ended up being the start of a wonderful food journey across the Seven Kingdoms for Chelsea Monroe-Cassel, who created her Game of Thrones inspired food blog, Inn at the Crossroads, after being unable to find Elizabethan lemon cake recipes online. “There were a lot of lemon pound cake recipes and very modern, generic cakes with lemon but nothing really seemed imbued with that certain something from the series. And so I thought, I’ll make my own,” she told me.

Medieval Cream Tarts | Photo Credit: Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
Medieval Cream Tarts | Photo Credit: Chelsea Monroe-Cassel

A few months after the blog started, Chelsea and her cookbook co-author, Sariann Lehrer, were in talks about a cookbook deal and the rest is [medieval] history. Chelsea was a Classical Studies major in college and her love of history is evident throughout her blog and the cookbook. “I tried to take into account the spice trade, and climate and things like that when reconstructing recipes,” says Chelsea. The book is incredibly well researched, filled with full-color photos, and includes relevant food passages from all five books in the series.

Medieval Arya Tart | Photo Credit: Chelsea Monroe- Cassel
Medieval Arya Tart | Photo Credit: Chelsea Monroe- Cassel

The more than 100 recipes in A Feast of Fire & Ice, the Official Game of Thrones Cookbook, are divided by region, ranging from Mutton in Onion-Ale Broth from The Wall to Buttered Beets from The North. According to Chelsea, “foods from Winterfell are amazing in the winter, somewhat predictably. I think the food in King’s landing is amazing and very rich.”

We couldn’t wait to crack open the book and get our hands dirty in the FoodtoEat Kitchen, so as part of our Game of Thrones premiere celebratory weekend, we will be releasing how-to videos for Oatcakes and Buttered Beets straight from the cookbook – be sure to check out our YouTube channel, FoodtoEatTV.

And the celebration gets even better! Thanks to Chelsea, we’ll be giving away an autographed copy of her cookbook to one of our lucky customers as part of our “Dinner is Coming…Game of Scones” weekend promotion happening 4/5-4/6. Simply place an online food order on FoodtoEat on those days and you’ll be entered to win the amazing Game of Thrones cookbook signed by the authors! The more you order and engage with us on social media @FoodtoEat, the greater your chances are to win so get hungry, because Dinner is Coming

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Which Food Trucks Would Your Favorite Game of Thrones Characters Absolutely Love?

By Emily Collins

Here in New York City, we’re lucky enough to have access to some of the most fantastic restaurants, food trucks and carts to exist. Unfortunately for Westeros, the food truck trend just has not caught on, but we’re dreamers here at FoodtoEat and matched a few of our favorite Game of Thrones characters with some of our local food trucks and carts.

Tyrion and Taco from Kimchi Taco Truck

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Tyrion Lannister might be a small guy, but he certainly knows how to pack a big punch (or slap if you’re Joffrey). His personality always leaves you wanting to know more. This is exactly how we feel about spicy grilled chicken mini tacos from Kimchi Taco Truck. These tacos may be mini, but with ingredients like cilantro and kimchi chipotle aioli, they come with quite the kick.

Daenerys and Eggs from Eggstravaganza

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If you follow Game of Thrones, you know Daenerys is the mother of dragons. Her dragon eggs are incredibly rare, but Daenerys managed to hatch three on the show. Luckily, here in NYC [chicken] eggs aren’t extinct (although dragon eggs are still hard/impossible to come by). If you share Daenerys’ passion for eggs, head over to the Eggstravaganza Cart! Every morning, they serve several different egg dishes: from classic western omelets to Mexican wraps with eggs, chorizo, potatoes and much more. We are certain Daenerys would be very pleased with Eggstravaganza.

Joffrey and Jerk Chicken from Veronica’s Kitchen

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Veronica’s Kitchen Food Cart offers delicious Caribbean food with some of Joffrey’s most notable traits. Joffrey has quite a fiery personality, so why not try Veronica’s spicy curry? Knowing King Joffrey, he would pick a dish like stew “king” fish, but we see him as more of a “jerk” chicken kind of guy.

Win The Official Game of Thrones Cookbook! 

To celebrate the upcoming Game of Thrones season 4 premiere on April 6th, we are having a promotion this weekend. Don’t miss your chance to win The Official Game of Thrones Cookbook autographed by the authors!

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DailyFoodtoEat is the official blog of FoodtoEat, a sustainable online food ordering and concierge catering service featuring your favorite restaurants, food trucks and caterers. Check out the deliciousness here: www.foodtoeat.com