This week on the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, Jeff is joined by not just one but TWO Game of Thrones related guests. In this 2 for 1 Game of Thrones spectacular Jeff talks to Chelsea Monroe-Cassel, the chef for the GoT food blog Inn At The Crossroads and A Feast of Ice and Fire, the official GoT cook book, as well as David Peterson, the creator of the fictional languages Dothraki and High Valyrian that the show uses.
“We took into account the culture, the climate, traderoutes and let all that determine what ingredients might be available. Because most of the descriptions in the books aren’t that detailed. Sometimes he’ll list all the ingredients that go into it, and you can make it piece by piece, but other times it will just say ‘pork pie’. So it’s tricky to try to think about if a pork pie in Winterfell would be different than a pork pie in the south somewhere. And I think that it would.” - Chelsea Monroe-Cassel on how they figure out a recipe depending on what region in Westeros it comes from.
“The Greyjoys have terrible food. I don’t think they make anything good. It’s all described as spiceless goat and gross stuff like that. It’s not that surprising, because they ‘don’t sew’, so they don’t really do food and are not foodies.” - Chelsea Monroe-Cassel on the food on the Iron Islands.
“Whenever I need a new root for something and not just building it off of another word, it’s just about how you want it to sound. I needed a word for chain, and the first thing that came to mind was the NES game Simon’s Quest from the Castlevania series, so the name for chain is Belmont.” - David Peterson on putting easter eggs in the languages.
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