If you don’t recognize the food their talking about, you are obviously not a Star Trek fan. For the curious, recipes for all 3 (and plenty more besides) can be found in the The Star Trek Cookbook. While blood pie wouldn’t be my first choice (not a huge fan of organ meats), both the gagh and racht are made with noodles–much safer for the average palate.
Considering the original Klingon dishes are made with worms (still wiggly ones, at that), is it any wonder their names are somewhat onomatopoeiac for one’s reaction to them?
Intrigued? I certainly hope so! I’ve got a new project on the horizon and, frankly, it could use your help.
Kickstarter.com (in case you’re not familiar with it) is a site that allows creators of various sorts to propose a project, set a fundraising goal and accept the pledges of backers for a certain period of time to, hopefully, fund the project so that it can become a reality. If the fund goal isn’t reached, no one pays a thing, but if the fund goal IS reached, the pledges are collected (via Amazon Payments) and transferred to the creator who can begin (or continue) work on their project. Kickstarter is BIG into rewards, so each pledge level comes with some sort of thank-you involved.
What to Feed Your Raiding Party is accepting pledges for the next 2 months. What it is, is half comic book, half cookbook, written with a definite slant towards gamers, geeks and lovers of our particular type of pop-culture. My goal is to raise enough funds to cover a print run of 250 as well as the time and materials involved in creating the 150-page book (50-75 recipes and 60 or so pages of comics). There are more details over on the project page, including a complete list of rewards that span private project updates to copies of the book to getting a recipe named after you to original art and more.
Obviously, backers willing to pledge any amount are needed but if you can’t do that, consider passing around the link to your friends, posting it on any forums that gamers and geeks hang out on and talk up the project as much as possible–that’s just about as important as money as the more people find out about this project the more chance I have of reaching my goal, being able to start work on the project, get it printed (that’s the big thing!) and have it available for folks to use.
Feedback is always welcome & I hope you like this concept as much as I do! Also, while you’re at Kickstarter, check out some of the very awesome projects over there that you might be interested in being a part of.
Probably one of the least healthy habits of Con-life is the catch-as-catch-can eating habits of the average Con-goer. What are some strategies you’ve found for surviving a Con on things other than fast food or soda? Do you just budget more for food? Search out nearby cheap eats? Hit a grocery store for some basics?