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What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank




A Fantasy Lover’s Food Guide. Equal parts writer’s guide, comedy, and historical cookbook.


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A Fantasy Lover’s Food Guide

Equal parts writer’s guide, comedy, and historical cookbook, fantasy author Krista D. Ball takes readers on a journey into the depths of epic fantasy’s obsession with rabbit stew and teaches them how to catch the blasted creatures, how to move armies across enemy territories without anyone starving to death, and what a medieval pantry should look like when your heroine is seducing the hero.

Learn how long to cook a salted cow tongue, how best to serve salt fish, what a “brewis” is (hint: it isn’t beer), how an airship captain would make breakfast, how to preserve just about anything, and why those dairy maids all have ample hips.

What Kings Ate will give writers of historical and fantastical genres the tools to create new conflicts in their stories, as well as add authenticity to their worlds, all the while giving food history lovers a taste of the past with original recipes and historical notes.

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Additional Information

Ebook Formats

Epub, Mobi, PDF

Ebook ISBN

978-0-9878248-8-2 (Release Date: Nov 1, 2012)

Print ISBN

978-0-9878248-9-9 (Release Date: Nov 28, 2012)

Book Type

Non-Fiction, Writer’s Guide


196 (ebook)


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