With the deadline passed and the entries submitted, it is time to announce our winner. This lucky reader receives a free copy of the eBook of Recipes from a Halfling’s Pantry. The winner was chosen at random and it is Chad, with his reference to the Orc draught given to Merry and Pippin by the Uruk Hai in The Two Towers.
Uglúk thrust a flash between his teeth and poured some burning liquid down his throat: he felt a hot fierce glow flow through him. The pain in his legs and ankles vanished.
—The Two Towers
While Orc-drink certainly isn’t my first choice of Middle-earth cuisine, it is nonetheless significant in the story. The warmth and curative effects of the potent beverage gives Merry and Pippin enough energy to escape their captors and find their way into Fangorn forest. From there they meet Treebeard and the other Ents, and help to turn the tide in the battle against Saruman.
Congratulations to our winner (please contact the hall so that we can send you your prize) and thanks to everyone who entered the contest. I want to once again thank Amalia from Second Breakfast and encourage all of my readers who are interested in delicious Tolkien-themed food to go and buy her book. Happy eating!