Welcome back, Geeky Gluttons, to another episode of Munchies & Minis!
For those just joining us, Munchies & Minis is my tabletop RPG-inspired live cooking show. Once a week, I make a snack or meal to pair with a side of dice rolls. You can catch me on Twitch or Facebook Live (unless indicated otherwise on social media) Wednesday nights at 7 pm EST.
Last time I posted the recipe video for some cassava fries and sunflower butter ketchup inspired by Shadowrun’s Fast Food Fight module. This week’s video, we continue the trend of rectangle-shaped snacks while secretly standing against oppression with some parsnip and pistachio biscotti based on Pathfinder RPG‘s Long Roads Coffeehouse.
Coffee and the REVOLUTION!
I promise I wasn’t timing this recipe for this past week’s current events. I did this episode months ago. Yes, I am that behind.
Past that, let’s get some things out in the open. I am a pagan-agnostic liberal white woman who believes in community, kindness, and equality. I uphold the fact that BLACK LIVES MATTER and that every human deserves to live in confidence and dignity in the skin they were born in. Yeah, I know. I am a food blogger. But truths are truths regardless of the profession of the person who spoke them. I also have a platform, and I choose to use it according to my conscience.
Coincidentally though, today’s recipe runs in a similar theme. In fantasy RPG Pathfinder, the Long Roads Coffeehouse is appropriately located in Kinargo‘s university district in the nation of Cheliax. The Church of Asmodeus runs Cheliax with a draconian set of laws, which are less about keeping the peace as they are about “allowing the prompt removal of undesirable elements of society under some perceived or interpreted infraction, or as [an] incentive for citizens to spy on one another.”
The slavery of halflings is also legal and rampant. This is where the Long Roads Coffeehouse comes in as it serves freedom in addition to its delicious roasts and pastries. Below the feet of the Long Roads’ charming baristas is the Wasp Nest, a hideout of slave-emancipating secret society The Bellflower Network.
And what’s more satisfying than freeing slaves than raising a middle finger to tyranny without impunity? That’s why I made some biscotti with The Bellflower Network in mind. Bellflower, also known as rampion, is not only the original vegetable from the story Rapunzel, but common in Korean cuisine. Its root is edible and tastes like parsnips.
I used parsnips since I know not everyone has access to a Korean Supermarket nearby. I then combined it with lemon zest and pistachio as these ingredients symbolize breaking away of negativity in witchcraft. Finally, after dipping these crunchy confections in white chocolate, I garnished them with dried rose petals. Why roses? For the Pathfinder goddess Milani, patron of all those who fight against oppression and unjust rule. Her symbol is a rose growing out of a blood-soaked street.
Want to learn how to make Bellflower Network Biscotti for your adventuring party? Watch the video or find out how to get the recipe card below!
Bellflower Network Biscotti
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