Ok, so in my head Christmas is over now. But I want to take this opportunity to reflect on the joys of the holiday season, and reminisce about that DELICIOUS dinner that I had on the 25th…
“It’s now time to head out to the kitchen to put on your oven gloves and start preparing Christmas dinner. It consists solely of video game food; what’s on the menu?”
Cooking in video games is one of my favourite things (as it is in real life). I vividly recall obtaining my first recipe in Tales of Vesperia (which I think may have been a recipe for sandwiches…) and jumping up and down with glee at the idea that I could make my beloved misfits cook food of highly variable quality, for only slight statistical benefit. Then there is the cooking-utensil based sound effects in Breath of the Wild, I don’t care how many times I cook in that game, I still feel excited at the idea that perhaps this time my recipe will be good enough to get Link jumping for joy! As an aside, if you want to make lots of video game food and you’re not already familiar with the Geeky Chef, then please do check her out!
There are all kinds of weird and wonderful recipes out there in video game land, so how then to construct a menu? Well, after a lot of consideration, I’ve gone for a three-course option:
Yeto’s Superb Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Soup – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
I’m not sure whether or not it’s traditional to have a starter with Christmas dinner. Most of my recent Christmas dinners have simply begun by drinking way to much gin. But still, I thought this simple but delicious soup would be a great appetizer, and a great way to warm up after a stroll in the snow once present opening is done with.
Salt-Grilled Gourmet Meat – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Now I have a confession to make. I’ve never had Turkey for Christmas dinner, and Geese are too cute to eat. Therefore, I’ve not gone for a bird option here, or even a roast, but rather a juicy and delicious salt-grilled steak, made with the finest gourmet meat one can hunt. Simple but delicious!
The Cake – Portal
I’ve never been a huge fan of Christmas pudding or mince pies, but I do really like cake, and what cake could possibly be better, or more welcome, than Glados’s promised cake? Having gone carb-light for the previous courses, we should all have plenty of room left for this blackforest beauty*
Ok, so I’m done eating, now I’m going to chill in front of my favourite game. Hopefully I’ve got some Black Roast Coffee tucked away in my pouch!
Thanks for reading!