Contest: Recipes from a Halfling’s Pantry

Recipe's from A Halfling's Pantry - Cookbook Cover
Greetings, readers! I am delighted to announce a very special contest. Friends of the blog over at Second Breakfast have announced the release of cookbook that is near and dear to this bear’s heart. The book is called Recipes from a Halfling’s Pantry (lots of these) by Amalia and Amy Young Miller. After having the privilege of an advanced reading, I can personally attest to the many delicious treasures to be found within its pages.

I have a free copy of this ebook available to one lucky reader. This contest is simple, leave a comment about your favorite food or food-related incident from any of Tolkien’s works. No description or narrative is needed, even if you just want to cite the book and sentence  in question, that is fine. Since this is an ebook, there is no added cost for delivery, so I definitely encourage all of my international readers to participate.

The contest will run for the week, with a deadline for submissions at midnight on Friday, February 20th. For anyone who can’t wait to get their hands on these delicious recipes, the book is available for purchase immediately. As a special bonus, readers can purchase the ebook until Friday on a pay-what-you-want basis. After Friday it will be available at a fixed price so take heed and do not ignore that grumble in your tummy. This book truly is a labor of love, and one that any fan of Tolkien and food can deeply appreciate. I encourage all who enjoy good Tolkien-themed food to support a friend and purchase your own copy. Good luck, and may all of your Middle-earth adventures, culinary and otherwise, be filled with joy.

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11 Responses to Contest: Recipes from a Halfling’s Pantry

  1. chibipaul says:

    Sam and Smaegul’s culinary discourse about the best way to prepare a rabbit

  2. nyckk says:

    Lembas! It is even better than the honey-cakes of the Beornings, best bakers in Middleearth. Says Gimli!!!

  3. mollybygolly5 says:

    Love the post Beorn-can’t wait to see how the contest turns out!
    Amalia from

  4. Vicki Taylor says:

    One of my most favorite hobbit meals was Frodo, Pippin, and Sam’s supper at Farmer Maggot’s: “There was beer in plenty, and a mighty dish of mushrooms and bacon, besides much other solid farmhouse fare.” Yummy!

  5. Chad says:

    mmm…the Orc Draught that gives Merry a “hot fierce glow” inside.

  6. mollybygolly5 says:

    Reblogged this on Second Breakfast and commented:

  7. Charles says:

    The dinner party with the dwarves in Bilbo’s home. I love the playful mocking in their clean up song especially since they end up with everything spotless and whole. Also, how much food can one hobbit have in his home, seemingly ready to eat (cakes, biscuits, etc)?

  8. Michael says:

    The feast of reuniting; delicious enough to melt away all animosity between elves!

  9. Eric says:

    My favorite food related moment happens in the Return of the King after Merry wakes up in the houses of healing. After stabbing the Witch King and making his way back to Minas Tirith, Merry wakes up and the first words out of his mouth are, “I am hungry. What is the time?”

  10. Kai says:

    Hey Beorn! I’ve recently got into the game and I absolutely love the work you and the other bloggers are doing. Thanks a ton!

    In regards to your question, I submit: “…But Sam turned to Bywater, and so came back up the Hill, as day was ending once more. And he went on, and there was yellow light, and fire within; and the evening meal was ready, and he was expected. And Rose drew him in, and set him in his chair, and put little Elanor upon his lap. He drew a deep breath. ‘Well, I’m back,’ he said.”

    That ending gets me every time. It’s everything that Sam deserves- especially the ready meal!

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