Isn’t that the greatest thing in life?
Don’t you think the pleasure of gathering around a table to share breakfast, second breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner has a lot in common with the pleasure of gathering around a table for a good session of tabletop RPG?
Actually, I am just looking for a justification (no matter how flimsy) to geek around my favourite British televisual event: Masterchef.
Anyway, I can come up with a number of good reasons to discuss the topic of food.
It’s a great opportunity to have a new equally food obsessed guest, Rachael aka Rae, from Phoenix Games Club and London Indie RPG as well as my dear wife Persephelia author of the Oysters & Milk foodblog.
It’s also an opportunity to challenge seriously overdue misconceptions about food in the UK and to shine a light on London’s food scene and British food stars.
Anyway who are you to question my choices of topic for The Rolistes Podcast?
… I AM KALUM! Wielder of The Rolistes Podcast, unifier of players across Channel, Pond and hemispheres!! (*)
This episode has quite a trolley load of ingredients and it was quite an invention test to put them together: Hairy Bikers, eyeballs soup, agriculture shows, worried about that soufflé John Torode & sweet tooth Gregg Walace, drippy icing eclairs, walktapi flavoured Dirk The Dice (The Grognaaaaaard Files), 1950’s cold liver & National Bread, Heston’s Fantastical Food, Plomeek Soup, replicators & Deanna Troi’s chocolate ice cream ritual, Nigella, Mrs. Patmore’s Infamous Raspberry Meringue Pudding, the world’s best burger, Little Paris Kitchen, dysfunctional Talkie Toaster, Borough Belles WI, fancy dining at a bargain price, lard infused bad translations (faux amis: lard/bacon), Shackfuyu comeback, Dinnerladies, Greenwich teriyaki & Turkish, appliance selling Mary Berry, nation’s sweetheart Nadiya & purist French lady, Terry Pratchett dwarf bread, Frank’s Café (come for the view stay for the food), and quite a bit of bantering about following recipes or not with traditional gaming versus indie gaming innuendo (sigh… London Indie RPG).
The final result of this endeavour ended up to be…
…quite a stew. (**)
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Theme song: “Solta o Franco” by Bonde Do Role
“Medieval Abstraction” by Lucas Pern & Miloslav Kollar
“Ritual” by David Szetay
Available for free download at http://freemusicarchive.org/
Dwarf Bread of Lancre from “Witch Abroad” by Terry Pratchett
Sanguinaccio Dolce from “Hannibal” by Bryan Fuller
Murlynd’s Sustaining Spoon from “Unearthed Arcana” by Gary Gygax
Food replication systems from “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Technical Manual” by Rick Sternbach & Michael Okuda
Cooking Walktapus from “RuneQuest Companion, Wyrm’s Footnotes #2” by Bill Johnson
Mentioned tabletop RPGs & games
“Dungeons & Dragons” by Gary Gygax & Dave Arneson
“Fiasco Role Playing Game” by Jason Morningstar
“STALKER – The SciFi Roleplaying Game” by Ville Vuorela
“Nephilim : Occult Roleplaying” by Fabrice Lamidey & Frédéric Weil
“DragonQuest” by Eric Goldberg, Gerard C. Klug, David James Ritchie, Edward J. Woods& Redmond A. Simonsen
“Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying” by C.Sandy Petersen
“7th Sea” by John Wick, Jennifer Wick & Kevin Wilson
“Scion” by John Chambers
“Exalted” by Christopher Moeller
“Aberrant” by Robert Hatch
“Judge Dredd the Role-Playing Game” by Games Workshop
“One Ring” by Cubicle 7
Mentioned movies and TV shows
“Chef” by Peter Tilbury & Lenny Henry
“Dinnerladies” by Victoria Wood
“Red Dwarf” by Grant Naylor
“Downtown Abbey“by Julian Fellowes
“Hook” by Steven Spielberg
“Indiana Jones And The Temple of Doom” by Steven Spielberg
“Dragon Ball” by Akira To
London places where to eat
Southbank Centre Food Market
Maltby Street Market: Ropewalk
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley
What are we reading? What are we gonna read?
Zombie themed books by Mira Grant
“World War Z” by Max Brooks
“The Hellequin Chronicles” by Steve McHugh
“The Dresden Files” by Jim Butcher
Anything by Elizabeth Moon
“Lords & Ladies” by Terry Pratchett
00:00:17 Dwarf Bread of Lancre
00:01:31 Why an episode about food?
00:02:25 Meet Rae & Persephelia
00:10:33 Back on the topic of food
00:13:51 Sanguinaccio Dolce
00:14:47 What we eat when tabletop roleplaying
00:18:37 Is Game Mastering for firends like cooking dinner for friends?
00:21:33 Murlynd’s Sustaining Spoon
00:22:47 In game food and other fantasy dishes
00:26:05 Fictional food we’d like to taste
00:31:05 Food replication systems
00:33:22 Food in the UK
00:42:34 Walktapus cooking (featuring Dirk The Dice from The Grognard Files)
00:45:36 British cooking stars
00:49:40 London’s best places to eat
01:00:50 What are you reading? What are you gonna read?
01:21:10 The Rolistes Podcast public announcements