“If you are what you eat, then I only want to eat the good stuff.” -Ratatouille
Food is such an important part of our lives: Not only is a necessity, it’s delicious, fun and brings people together. I’m sure some of your best memories revolved around a dinner with friends, your grandma’s cooking or even just a romantic meal with your significant other.
I’ve always been way into food. I mean, we all love to eat, but I’ve been obsessed ever since I was a kid. Many many years before I even became a professional chef, I loved watching food in cartoons and live actions shows and films. I’m sure you’ve also seen magical foodstuffs and wondered what they’d taste like. Well we’ve collected some of the best, but the best part is that they are super easy to make.
Make all your nerd food dreams come to life!
Lord of the Rings: Lembas Bread
If you a nerd, you’ve probably not forgotten the magical lembas bread that the elves make. You only need to munch on a wee bit and it will sustain you for hours. Ideal for long journies into Mordor.
2 1/2 cups of flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
8 tablespoons of cold butter
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon honey
2/3 cup of heavy cream (or more, if necessary)
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
Optional: 1 package frozen banana leaves plus twine
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the cold butter in 8 equal slices and use a large fork to mash the butter. Mash for about 5 minutes. Your arm should get really tired and the butter should be in fine granules.
3. Add the cream and vanilla and stir until a thick dough forms. Add more cream if your dough is too dry along with the honey, cinnamon and sugar. Form it into a ball with your hands and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
4. Roll 1/2 of the dough out to 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface. Cut the dough into 3-inch squares and place carefully on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Use a knife to score the square in a criss-cross pattern. Reform the ball of dough with the unused edges.
5. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the bread just starts to brown. Remove from oven to cool and repeat the dough rolling, cutting and baking for the second half.
6. Optional: When completely cool, wrap each square in a 8 x 10 inch piece of banana leaf like you are rolling a burrito. You can treat the large sheets of leaf like paper and cut with a regular kitchen scissor.
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SpongeBob SquarePants: Krabby Patty
It hard to ignore this zany guy who lives under the sea. Especially when SpongeBob takes so much pride in his job cooking up delicious Krabby Patties at the Krusty Krab.
1 1/2 pounds of peeled, deveined shrimp
10-12 regular-sized or smaller hamburger buns
Lemon zest to taste
Old Bay seasoning
1 Tbsp of our favorite hot sauce (I use Crystal)
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper
Vegetable oil and/or butter for frying
Thinly sliced tomato
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