Gwen and I have been fielding some requests from readers, and seeing some requests posted on Skyrim forums around the intertoobs that we make some specific things from the land of Skyrim. But there are some things that we will never make and you will never see on this site. Here's why...
WARNING: SNARKY SARCASTITRON LEVEL 3
1. Boiled Cream TreatBecause it's a fracking donut. I can't believe how much discussion I've seen online about this. "What is it? Is it a bagel? What could it be? It's fascinating!" Seriously? WTF. IT'S A DONUT. We're not going to spend our time and effort recreating something you can buy at a grocery store for 49 cents.
You can read this two ways: "Boiled" + "Cream Treat", where the cream treat itself is boiled. That's just stupid. or "Boiled Cream" + "Treat". Oh, boiled cream? Like CUSTARD?! Or PUDDING?! Tell me you've never made the kind of instant pudding at home where you have to heat the milk first. In all fairness, those of you under the age of 20 may have only ever had instant pudding, but let this be the time you learn from Gramma Lexi about how things were in the olden days of 1995. Oh wait - it's not that old. You can buy it right next to the instant stuff right now.
How exotic and mysterious!
2. SweetrollsSweetrolls are everywhere in Skyrim, and everyone wants to taste them, including us. This is a legit recipe that's got some of its own interesting challenges, but frankly, it's been done. To death. We don't think the world needs yet another sweetroll recipe right now. Other sites did it first. And probably better.
www.gourmetgaming.co.uk - The original and still Champeen!
3. Potage MagnifiqueBecause it's nasty. It's a flour gravy filled with vegetables. Potage was peasant food in the middle ages that people had to eat out of necessity that was bland and subsistence-only food. It's also the in-game joke. The 'Gourmet' who wrote the book Uncommon Taste can't cook. His whole presence in the game is a parody of arrogant TV chefs and his recipes are bunk. This one is no exception. Sunlight Souffle without the eggs? That's not a typo, it's irony.
IT'S A JOKE. IT'S SUPPOSED TO TASTE LIKE ASS. (Actually it looks like ass too)
BTW, this goes for all the rest of the recipes in Uncommon Taste as well. Pfft.
4. Boring, Common or Otherwise Uninspired RecipesThere's a lot of really interesting in-game food. Aaaaaannnd... there's a lot that's not. We're not going to make things like Beef Stew, Roast Chicken, or Clam Meat. If it's got a clear real-life analogy, there are hundreds or even thousands of recipes out there that you can try. What makes our cooking juices flow is the stuff nobody else is doing, or stuff that's super challenging. While we might do a Horker Stew with pork and lavender sometime, we'll probably not post a recipe for a baked potato.
So there you have it. The Foods We'll Never Make. As an aside, although we love Skyrim, we've been itching to get back to our bloggy cooking roots and do more food from things not Skyrim related. There will be a few more Tamriel recipes, sure, but expect to see an increasing number of recipes from Britcoms, movies, cartoons and other geeky sources. We can't be one-dimensional now, can we?