A new and very dark season of "Game of Thrones" kicks off on HBO this weekend, with battles, back-stabbing and more than a few over-the-top feasts featuring lemon cakes (Sansa Stark's favorites), pease porridge and wedding pies filled with birds. We can't help you with the bird pastry, but if you're hosting any Lannister-esque viewing parties, Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer have you covered.

The food writers behind "A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook" (Bantam, $35, 240 pages) -- and the George R.R. Martin-approved Inn at the Crossroads food blog -- have suggestions and recipes for everything from Tyroshi Honeyfingers to Quails Drowned in Butter (favored by Cersei and the gang). Go to www.innatthecrossroads.com for more ideas. Every "Game of Thrones" viewing party needs Direwolf Cupcakes.

-- J. Burrell, Staff



Advertisement