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 (unless indicated otherwise on social media) Wednesday nights at 7 pm EST.
Last time I posted the video for cheesy churros with pineapple dipping sauce inspired by the “Oops! All Goblins!” D&D one-shot. This week’s video, we serve up some smoked turkey and chickpea stew inspired by the canine fantasy RPG Pugmire.
The Dog Days of RPG
For the uninitiated, Pugmire takes place in a world long after the extinction of humans. Dogs, cats, and other animals evolve opposable thumbs, bipedal spines, and sapient levels of intelligence — and then build their own civilizations. Named after the medieval dog city of Pugmire, the game lets players become heroes in search of what it means to be a good dog. Joined by the cultural memory of man, dogs can adventure in search of plastic artifacts, navigate court intrigue among the breeds, or defend the city against the monstrous insects that lurk outside its walls.
While I’ll look at making some dog-friendly ration bars on a future episode, I wanted to feature the world of Pugmire first. So I searched through my copy of the sourcebook and found an inn called the Hunter’s Haven. Located in Southgate, or the “Plastic District,” the Haven serves “dogs from all walks of life” as well as whatever creature willing to follow the tavern’s two rules. That is “no angry voices” and “no violence.”
Since the Hunter’s Haven, as the name implies, acts a rest for hunters and others to share a good meal, I thought a hunt-based stew would be fitting. I also wanted to make the dish non-toxic for dogs, specifically.
I chose smoked turkey legs as the base of my concoction. Wild turkeys probably roam the forest outside of the city. Of course, you can find the smoked version cheaply in most grocery stores. To that, I added rosemary for a piney, woodsy flavor. I then also added dog-friendly garbanzo beans, apple juice (no xylitol!), and ginger. The final dish results is a delicious stew that sticks to bones while also yielding them as an after-dinner snack.
Want to learn how to make Hunter’s Haven Hotpot for your adventuring party? Watch the video or find out how to get the recipe card below!
Hunter’s Haven Hotpot
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I hope that this episode inspired you to start a culinary campaign of your own. Next week, I’ll continue the second season of Munchies & Minis with a recipe chosen by my Patreon subscribers!