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 some fried Filipino spring rolls from Shadowrun: Hong Kong. This week, we return to D&D‘s trusty travel guide, Volo’s Guide to the Dalelands, for some pork and chestnut stew from The Fall of Stars adventurers’ club!
The Stellar Fellowship
Settled in the Dalish village of Harrowdale, The Fall of Stars famously serves its members as a rooming house, tavern, restaurant, and even an infirmary. For the strictly enforced annual sum of 50 gold, you can enjoy all the club’s luxuries to your heart’s content. A solid investment for the frequently wounded, “The Fellowship’s stock of potions, antidotes, and medicines is dispensed freely to injured members in need.”
In addition to this, “Members also can enjoy the nightly feasts, partake of light meals available at all hours, participate in well-lubricated tall-tale sessions and singalongs, take classes in the use of exotic weapons, and in battling rare beasts, and revel in the general fun-loving atmosphere of the club.” I’m sure that more than one DM will find The Fall of Stars an excellent home base for their party. But you’re not here for game pointers. You’re here for dinner.
The Fall of Stars boasts of “anything pourable” from Elverquisst to dragonsblood whisky and serving “hearty meals no matter the hour.” Club members dine on sumptuous spitted roasts and pot meals, both mundane and exotic (“The notation on the menu ‘Snow troll livers-they grow in you!’ is probably a joke, however.”). Still, the most popular menu item is The Fall of Stars’ Boar and Chestnut Deep Pot.
As you can see, Volo acquired the recipe for us. I took some liberties, though, to modernize the recipe. For one, my show is only two hours long, and you still need prep time. That’s why I cooked this stew in an electric pressure cooker to reduce it to 20 minutes. You’re welcome!
Also, since you’re not likely to find boar in your local grocery store, I used pork loin. I also saved you some time by buying pre-roasted and shelled chestnuts. You can find them at Asian grocery stores or online. Otherwise, most everything else should be readily available, including my additions of rosemary, thyme, and MORE garlic.
Want to learn how to make The Fall of Stars’ Boar and Chestnut Deep Pot for your adventuring party? Watch the video or find out how to get the recipe card below!
The Fall of Stars’ Deep Pot
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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!