World of Warcraft cookbook will make your tastebuds go WoW
A warrior can't fight on an empty stomach. Dig into Dragonbreath Chili and Rylak Claws with the World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook.
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Hungry for Azeroth? Now you can eat food and drink beverages mentioned in Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft.
World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook, published by Simon & Schuster, has recipes for food inspired by the online game, like Honey-Spiced Lichen, Dragonbreath Chili, Sweet Potato Bread, Beer Basted Boar Ribs, and Ironforge Rations made with canned haggis. (Editors' note: Simon & Schuster is owned by CBS, which also publishes CNET.)
"Once I started researching for the cookbook, it was absolutely vital that I play the game, not just to explore the foods and ingredients, but to really get a sense of the world and the aesthetics involved," author Chelsea Monroe-Cassel told Geek & Sundry.
Of course, since boar ribs, dragons and spiders aren't available at the local grocery store or farmer's market, Monroe-Cassel found real-world ingredients for World of Warcraft chefs. Chimaerok Chops are made with lamb chops. Crunchy Spider Surprise uses crab.
You can also drink like World of Warcraft characters with beverage recipes for Greatfather's Winter Ale, Junglevine Wine, Winter Veil Egg Nog, Cherry Grog and Hearthglen Ambrosia.