The heart of Dungeons and Dragons is community, and this official addition to the D&D canon makes the gaming table a little wider---and a lot more appetizing. Heroes’ Feast draws most of its recipes from meals mentioned in actual campaign worlds and materials, and sorts them by the cultures of in-game races, like Humans, Elves, Dwarves, and Halflings. At times it feels like there may actually be more pages spent on colorful descriptions of D&D lore than on actual recipes (which, if you’ve ever played, is fairly true-to-form), but this 200-page tome really is brimming with serious and delicious dishes. Gather your companions, pitch your tent, and dig into some Bangers and Smash, Cherrybread, or Iron Rations. — Digby Baker-Porazinski
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 80 recipes inspired by the magical world of Dungeons & Dragons
“Ready a tall tankard of mead and brace yourself for a culinary journey to match any quest!”—Tom Morello, Rage Against the Machine
From the D&D experts behind Dungeons & Dragons Art & Arcana comes a cookbook that invites fantasy lovers to celebrate the unique culinary creations and traditions of their favorite fictional cultures. With this book, you can prepare dishes delicate enough to dine like elves and their drow cousins or hearty enough to feast like a dwarven clan or an orcish horde. All eighty dishes—developed by a professional chef—are delicious, easy to prepare, and composed of wholesome ingredients readily found in our world. Heroes’ Feast includes recipes for snacking, such as Elven Bread, Iron Rations, savory Hand Pies, and Orc Bacon, as well as hearty vegetarian, meaty, and fish mains, such as Amphail Braised Beef, Hommlet Golden Brown Roasted Turkey, Drow Mushroom Steaks, and Pan-Fried Knucklehead Trout—all which pair perfectly with a side of Otik’s famous fried spiced potatoes. There are also featured desserts and cocktails—such as Heartlands Rose Apple and Blackberry Pie, Trolltide Candied Apples, Evermead, Potion of Restoration, and Goodberry Blend—and everything in between, to satisfy a craving for any adventure.
About the Author
Dungeons & Dragons launched the great tradition of roleplaying games in 1974 with an unprecedented mix of adventure and strategy, dice-rolling, and storytelling. Wizards of the Coast continues to honor that tradition, bringing to market a diverse range of D&D game and entertainment experiences and influencing numerous writers, directors, and game designers by tapping into an innate human need to gather with friends and tell an exciting story together.
Kyle Newman is a writer/director whose directorial work includes Fanboys, written by Ernest Cline; Barely Lethal; and the music video for Taylor Swift's "Style." Kyle also produced the critically acclaimed documentary Raiders: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made.
Michael Witwer is a New York Times bestselling author known for his work on the Hugo-nominated Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana, the critically acclaimed Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons, and the bestselling Heroes' Feast: The Official Dungeons & Dragons Cookbook. Widely considered an expert on D&D history, Michael has spoken on the topic at a variety of venues such as Google, Pixar, Lucasfilm, top gaming conventions and book festivals, and on NPR’s All Things Considered. His books have won many honors, including being selected as a Hugo Award finalist, a national bestseller (New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly), a Diana Jones Award nominee, a Locus Award finalist, and a GeekDad "Best Book of the Year.”
Jon Peterson is a widely recognized authority on the history of games. His book Playing at the World was called "the first serious history of the development of Dungeons & Dragons" by The Village Voice. He has contributed to many academic anthologies on games including Zones of Control and Role-Playing Game Studies, as well as gaming and geek culture websites.
“Kyle is a wealth of knowledge and fun. I am so glad to adventure beside him each week and for he and his friends to share their recipes.”—Vince Vaughn
“Everyone knows how dangerous it is to adventure on an empty stomach. So put away the chips, and crack open Heroes’ Feast. Make your next game night a truly immersive experience with everything from Sword Coast Seafood Bouillabaisse to Drow Mushroom Steaks to that old dwarven favorite, Corned Beef and Cabbage. This gorgeous book will lead to many stunning meals for your friends and family.”—D.B. Weiss, co-creator of Game of Thrones
“For whatever reason, one of the oldest and fondest D&D memories I have burned into my mind is the recipe for Otik’s Skillet-Fried Spiced Potatoes in Leaves from the Inn of the Last Home. It makes me so happy that Kyle, Jon, Michael, and company are carrying the torch for the next generation with this cookbook. P.S. Try the Halfling Chili . . .”—Joe Manganiello, actor, producer, author, and D&D collaborator
“Whether you’re a human craving a belly-warming Traveler’s Stew or an elf in need of Qualinesti Stew, this book is a lot of fun and the food is easy and delicious. Tons of quick, simple recipes for your local tabletop crew, your family, or both. If you cook, get this book. If you don’t cook, get this book and give it to someone who will cook for you.”—Freddie Prinze Jr.
“All are welcome to join this world of create-your-own-adventure-style cooking, baking, and mixology to compliment even the most intense game nights. There are so many magical masterpieces and delicious delicacies—diverse enough to suit the tastes of even the hungriest and pickiest creatures. No matter what realm you reside in, the recipes will have you feeling well prepared and equipped for your own culinary quest. As a baker myself, I can’t wait to try the Halfling’s Rose Apple and Blackberry Pie! Yum! Everyone is a winner with this book.”—Katherine McNamara, actor and baker
“Casting, attacking, dodging, delving . . . a hero works up an appetite. Kyle, Jon, and Michael’s cookbook isn’t just a novelty; this is really good stuff to add that extra dimension to your campaign. Remember, a well-fed DM is bound to take it easier on you!”—Craig Mazin, writer/producer, Chernobyl
“The joy of sharing a great meal with friends is only second to spending time around a gaming table. To mix the two is about as good as life gets. When you trip and fall into the beauty of this book, you’ll long for any excuse to gather, eat, and vanquish evil!”—Matthew Lillard, actor
“If you live and breathe Dungeons & Dragons, you can now eat it too! Perfect for every quest that starts at a tavern! This cookbook is filled with mouthwatering recipes to suit every stomach. I’ll be using these recipes to up my game.”—Maude Garrett, entertainment host
“As tabletop gamers, we gather to share adventures to faraway worlds. We join our friends and head off to the places limited only by our imaginations. With this book, we can now fill our stomachs, as well as our minds. Whether you want to butter up your bard with braised beef or woo your wood elf with a garden salad, there is truly a recipe to please any member of your party. I hope that you enjoy this book as much as I did. Here’s to your game nights getting a lot more delicious.”—Krystina Arielle Tigner, actor and host