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Mixology Report: Gruel, win and lemon cakes

April 9, 2014 at 3:04 p.m.
Updated April 8, 2014 at 11:09 p.m.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage in a scene from season 4 of "Game of Thrones."

Wine and grand fare are commonplace on "Game of Thrones."

Here's a look at some of the menu items you might find on the tables of royals, nobles and commoners of the seven kingdoms.


Bowl of Brown - Also called bowls o'brown, is a dark stew served in poor areas of King's Landing such as Flea Bottom. The ingredients vary and are not always identifiable.

Bread - Made from wheat, barley, oats or rye

Lamprey pie - An expensive meat pie eaten by royals in King's Landing. It's made from lampreys, an eel-like fish, baked in wine and spices.

Lemon cakes - A sweet lemon dessert made into individual servings. Highborn women enjoy them; they are one of Sansa Stark's favorite desserts.

Stallion heart - When a khaleesi is with child, the Dothraki custom is to eat a raw horse heart. The child will be strong, according to legend, if the pregnant queen is able to consume the entire stallion's heart.

Other items for a feast - Turnip, potatoes, duck, rabbit, goat an dried horse meat


Wines - Arbor gold; Dornish sour red; Tyroshi pear brandy

Beer - Frothy drink slung in noble homes and slums

Shade of the evening - A kind of beverage, possibly a mild drug, that is said to grant magical abilities. Consumption stains the lips blue.




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