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Middle-Earth Menu: “Dori’s Salmon Tartlets”

“Dori’s Salmon Tartlets” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar And now we will continue with the savory dishes served at Bilbo’s grand, but down-to-earth, tea party for his dwarf friends. Dori wore a purple hood and played the flute. Perhaps he performed in a trio with Bifur and Bofur (both of whom wore yellow hoods, incidentally), who both played clarinets. Dori is ...

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The Legend and Life of Sir Christopher Lee

Author’s note: It can sometimes be difficult to separate fact from fiction in a life as legendary as Sir Christopher Lee. The information below has been cross-examined and fact-checked to ensure accuracy.   Fans across the world mourned the recent death of Sir Christopher Lee. Beloved for his numerous film roles that included iconic performances of Dracula, Saruman, and Count ...

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Middle Earth’s Lost Poet

Middle Earth’s Lost Poet by John Evans When many of us think of J.R.R Tolkien, we recall his novels, such as The Hobbit, or the Lord of the Rings. This is only natural. His prose has forever shaped the face of modern literature. The myriad of characters, landscapes, customs, and cultures found in his imaginative works remain a trademark influence ...

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Christopher Lee Dies at 93

After being hospitalized for heart failure, the legendary actor known for his roles in Dracula, The Wicker Man, Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit, and the Star Wars prequels has passed at the age of 93. Lee’s amazing movie career dazzled audiences for over 60 years which also included a heavy metal album released in 2010. “Making films has never just ...

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Peter Jackson’s Hobbit: The Utter Ineptness of ‘The Desolation of Smaug’?

(Warning: The Hobbit; The Desolation of Smaug is mercilessly and comprehensively discussed below; major plot spoilers abound.) Peter Jackson’s Hobbit: The Utter Ineptness of ‘The Desolation of Smaug’? by Andrew Gilbertson Oh, Desolation of Smaug… what went wrong? As of the time of this writing, it looks as if the Battle of Five Armies will be the only Jackson/Tolkien film ...

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Middle-Earth Menu: “Kili’s Marmalade Buns”

“Kili’s Marmalade Buns” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Well, you’ll recall that Kili wears a blue hood and plays the fiddle in The Hobbit…and that might be all you’ll recall about him from the book. Then there’s the film version of Kili. I remember when casting for the Peter Jackson films was first announced a few years ago and photos were ...

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Middle-Earth Menu: “Fili’s Honey Almond Bars”

Middle-Earth Menu: “Fili’s Honey Almond Bars” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Fili and Kili are the sons of Dis, the daughter of Thrain II; therefore, they are nephews to Thorin II (Oakenshield). Both Fili and Kili wear blue hoods and play fiddles. Thorin cuts a fashionable rug by wearing a “sky-blue one with a long silver tassel.” You might recall that ...

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Middle-Earth Menu: “Belladonna Took’s Lovely Lemon Cake”

“Belladonna Took’s Lovely Lemon Cake” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar We’re going to skip over Bombur’s two requests for the moment and honor the dwarves who are asking for “more cakes—and ale—and coffee, if you don’t mind.” In my original cookbook, I envisioned this lovely lemon cake as a recipe handed down from Bilbo‘s mother, hence the name. I have pictured ...

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Middle-Earth Menu: “Nori’s Nutmeggers”

“Nori’s Nutmeggers” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar The purple-hooded Nori is another one of those expendable dwarves. Robert Foster’s Complete Guide to Middle-earth sums him up as a member of the House of Durin and a member of Thorin and Company. That’s it. He apparently plays the flute. I believe he does not have any lines, but you can correct me ...

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From Oloris Publishing: An Interview with Poet, John Evans

John Evans is a prolific poet who churns out new verses with a frequency that can only make onlookers jealous. This jealousy is compounded by the fact that his work is good; beautiful, melodic, insightful, and touching, he dares greatly and succeeds greatly. With a selection of self-published books up on Lulu, an assortment of poems featured on Legendarium Media, ...

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