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.
In our last video, we made fried mushrooms with cheese sauce inspired by D&D’s Volo’s Guide to the Sword Coast. This week, we hit Pathfinder by Paizo’s Inner Sea Taverns supplement for an elvish stuffed eggplant recipe.
The Aeylinth Vineyards
“Damned elves—stuck-up tree huggers, the lot of them. Did you even see the menu when we came in? Where’s, you know, the meat? How can you call something a meal if it doesn’t have meat? And this horrible glass of whatever they gave me—just look at it! It’s beautiful! This isn’t alcohol; it’s some elf’s art project.”
— Verak Longtooth, a very conflicted half-orc visitor.
Visitors to the port city of Greengold in Pathfinder’s elven country of Kyonin may find themselves at the Aeylinth Vineyards. Housed inside a massive, living white birch tree, this wine bar offers rotating food and drink menus based on its homegrown fruit and produce. Grapevines and wisteria hang from the tree’s branches, while prized cherry trees surround its base. Menu options include Twilight Symposium wine, Wild Mushroom Pie, Honeycomb Cake with Lavender Icing and Cherries (this week’s live episode), and today’s recipe: Roast Eggplant.
Aeylinth Vineyard’s menu describes this dish with a “balsamic vinegar and ginger, walnut, and pear filling.” I figured that we had done plenty of pies here on Munchies & Minis. What I’d like to do more of, though, is side dishes. That’s why I opted for this recipe and added some thyme and feta cheese to round it out. Also, the vineyard showcases dishes with local ingredients yet artful execution. This preparation is pretty easy, but it also gives a balanced variety of flavors — sweet and bitter, tangy and spicy, and mushy and crunchy.
Want to learn how to make some Aeylinth Roast Eggplant for your adventuring party? Watch the video or find out how to get the recipe card below!
Aeylinth Roast Eggplant
Sing for your Supper!
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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 third season of Munchies & Minis with a recipe chosen by my Patreon subscribers!