February 24th, 2009
Hey guys! I'm eager to see all y'all's creations and really get this comm off the ground, but I know that a lot of times it seems really difficult to cook something fun for your fandom. It's really not that hard if you just give it your best, but a little bit of inspiration never hurt anyone! :)
I'm hoping this post can act as a way to throw around some ideas for people who don't really know what to do. Easy, complex, quick, time-consuming...what are some things you've ever thought about making?
One of the easiest things to make imho is cookies. Cookies are the ultimate in quick and easy (just go pick up a roll of dough!) and they're infinitely customizable. Shape 'em or decorate 'em--it's easy to have a lot of fun with them~! If you want to go for something a bit more difficult, maybe a meal featured in the story? If nothing is really shown, but it's from a period piece, maybe you could make something from that time period? :) I know for a FACT that there are several Jane Austen cookbooks on the market, for example.
So what are you guys thinking about? Is there a fandom you're in love with but you don't know what to make for it? Are there some things that guys have already done that you know work well? Please share~!
Current Mood: cheerful
I'm a big fan of Pushing Daisies and I've fallen in love with pies since watching that show, but I'm rather terrified (or just too busy/lazy/etc) of baking. Making pies seems deceptively simple, though... I would love to bake some cheese into my crust ;D
I was thinking of a pear pie with honey-Gruyère crust, since that's a pie one of the characters bakes. I've never tried Gruyère cheese before, though, but I'm always one for odd recipes. It just sounded sooo good on the show, besides the fact that the character put in some homeopathic mood enhancers into the pie haha
Making a pie from scratch would be an accomplishment of a lifetime for me, honestly.
I have to admit that I have never attempted to make a crust from scratch. If you ever do make that pear pie with honey-Gruyère--PLEASE share it. That sounds delicious. It sounds odd at first, but the more you think about it...
I have every faith in your ability to successfully succeed! XD
I actually bought this cookbook which is filled with recipes based on popular books. It's called The Book Club Cookbook. For example..
From The DaVinci Code there's Juli Rosenbaum's Rosemary Spaghetti and John Hornburg's Death By Chocolate. Or say, from the book Girl With A Pearl Earring there's a recipe for Griet's Vegetable Soup. Or from Memoirs of a Geisha there's teriyaki beef skewers.
I haven't tried anything from this book yet, but when I saw this community I knew there was a reason I bought the book!
And I have to say, it's going to make me more observant when reading other books about foods they eat, to see what I can do!
That book sounds brilliant. I'm really excited to see what comes out of it! I just got Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes and I'm looking forward to trying out some of those, too. XD
Yeah, ikr? Before I started cooking myself I never really paid attention to any of that. Now I can't help but think, 'Wow, that would be really fun to make...'
Yah! I'm reading The Road right now and unfortunately while they do talk a lot about what they're eating, nothing sounds horribly appetizing (a handful of dried up raisins for instance).
|Date:||February 25th, 2009 07:37 am (UTC)|| |
Well probably the only fandom I'm part of is the furry fandom (yeah yeah I know!) and I'm not sure there's much food for that, except maybe lindt bunnies or something, but they're already made. However if I think of something I'll probably make it :)
I'm sure there are some fun things to make for that... Are there any animals you're really interested in? Maybe you could start there and let your imagination go?
I would like to add, though, that while furry is definitely a fandom and I encourage you to have fun with it, this comm was really more intended for expressing love for fictional works/characters. In other words, we'd love to see what you come up with, but if you could tie it to a more fiction-based sort of thing rather than a subculture, that'd be even more awesome. :) I'm sure you must be into a lot of books and movies and stuff with animals in them?
sorry for the rush your inbox probably got. I am A++ with typoes, obviously.