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Middle-Earth Menu: “Springle-ring Punch”

Well, we are back to Middle-earth (and occasionally Narnia) now, after a busy vacation. Nothing makes you pine for home more than being on a long trip, especially one that spans the universe. The second half of my original cookbook was all about events in The Lord of the Rings, so I’ll continue there with more hobbit dishes, as well ...

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Bilbo’s Special Ham and Eggs for Thorin: Tolkien Cooking

“Bilbo’s Special Ham and Eggs for Thorin” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Finally, after much discussion of what the dwarves have planned and why they need the assistance of this burglar (I mean, hobbit, sorry…), Thorin Oakenshield imperiously states that he likes “six eggs with my ham, when starting on a journey: fried not poached, and mind you don’t break ’em.” ...

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Tolkien’s Magical Inventory

The mystical athelas herb, along with the talking troll purse, virtue-imbued staffs, enchanted barrow swords, and spiritually-infused lembas, are all unique examples of Tolkien’s wild creative genius.

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John D. Rateliffe’s “A Brief History of the Hobbit” is Published

Tolkien Scholar John D. Rateliffe‘s “A Brief History of the Hobbit” is now available in the UK! From the publisher: J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is a tale that “grew in the telling”, and many character and story threads present in the published book were completely different when Tolkien first read the story to his young sons as part of their ...

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The Battle of the Five Armies Review: “More Does Not Always Mean Better”

The Desolation of Smaug ended with Bilbo’s horrifying realization that he has just played a part in releasing an angry dragon on the town of Esgaroth: “what have we done?” he asks in horror before the screen turns black. The Battle of the Five Armies opens with the terrifying answer. Smaug’s attack on Lake-town is a visually superb experience: we ...

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Peter Jackson Delivers an Epic and Emotional Farewell to Middle-Earth with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

A Wizard, some Dwarves and a Halfling go on and adventure to slay a dragon and retrieve a hoard of treasure. No, this isn’t Dungeons and Dragons, it is The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. ***SPOILERS WARNING*** Since 2001 Peter Jackson has been immersed in JRR Tolkien’s fantasy realm of Middle-Earth. With The Battle of the Five Armies, ...

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Empire Magazine Releases 3 Covers for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Empire Magazine has revealed three of five covers for the final installment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. Choose from Elves, Dwarves or Gandalf and Bilbo. If you are a Hobbit fan, don’t miss out on these limited edition covers! “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and ...

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More Banners and Posters for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

As the release of the final installment of The Hobbit comes closer, so does the increased promotional machine of Warner Bros. Over the last weeks, there have been numerous images, posters and banners released to help excite the Tolkien fans! See the official movie trailer HERE. The following are just the latest; “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” ...

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“There and Back Again” – Bilbo Featured on the Latest The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Poster

Another poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has been released. “There and back again”, with another poster of Bilbo as played by Martin Freeman! What do you think of the new poster banner? “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company ...

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Bard “Slays” the Competion as NEW Poster Banner Revealed for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Another poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has been released. The VOTE was between Bard and Bilbo. With the voting of the fans and the “campaign” from Bard’s alter-ego Luke Evans,and with steady aim…BARD “slayed” the competition to WIN! What do you think of the new poster banner? “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” ...

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