[Barm] barely spared Kal a brown-eyed glance, then told one of his servants to go fetch some flatbread and fruited tallew rice. A child's meal. Kal felt even more embarrassed that Barm had known instantly why he had been sent to the kitchens.
--The Way of Kings, Chapter 37
The food in Brandon Sanderson's The Way of Kings enchanted me. The flora and fauna of the world is different than ours, and there's a culture of food appropriate for men, women, and children. My memory held the food as a large part of the book, so I was surprised flipping through the book that food isn't mentioned on every page. Sanderson managed to evoke a lot with a few cunning details.
I'm sure I'll be coming back to The Way of Kings for more recipe fodder -- I already have a few things in the works. Anyway, on to the recipe!
Fruited Tallew Rice
1 1/2 cups pearl barley
A piece of pork fat (or 2 tsps of lard or bacon fat)
1 tsp salt
1 cup dried fruit, diced
1 tbsp honey or amber agave nectar
I promise to work on my food photography skills for next week! Thanks for reading.