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Middle-earth Menu: “Hearty Lunch Pie”

By Astrid Tuttle Winegar When visitors come to Bamfurlong, Mrs. Maggot likes to serve her “healthier” version of a classic shepherd’s pie. It’s healthier because of the spinach, which is straight out of her garden. Make Maggot’s “Mini-Mashers” first, or buy a 24-ounce container of ready-made mashed potatoes and add an egg to it. Or you could use 3 cups ...

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Middle-earth Menu: “Maggot’s Mighty Bacon Mushroom Dish”

By Astrid Tuttle Winegar Now we come to Bamfurlong, which belongs to Famer Maggot and his family. The farm is guarded by some vicious canines named Grip, Fang, and Wolf. Here, the hobbits are treated to a bustling dinner for fourteen. Tolkien writes, “a generous supper was laid on the large table. […] There was beer in plenty, and a ...

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“Gotham” to Premier at Comic-Con and More!

“Gotham” to Premier at Comic-Con and More! by A.D. Poole On Monday, June 30, 2014, DC Comics and Comic-Con revealed that DC and Warner Brothers will partner for a special WBTV/DC Entertainment Saturday Night, featuring the World Premier of Gotham on July 26 at Comic-Con 2014. In addition to the premier pilot episode of Gotham, Comic-Con goers will be treated ...

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Cool Like Bombadillo

(Tom Bombadil by The Brothers Hildebrandt) J.R.R. Tolkien’s character of Tom Bombadil was based on one of the author’s beloved childhood toys—a doll that accidentally got flushed down a toilet. Many Tolkien aficionados wish that the enigmatic inhabitant of the Old Forest had stayed in that loo, never to resurface in Tolkien’s subconscious. I’m not one of those Bombadillo bashers, ...

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From the Shire to Your Plate: "Hild's Mushroom Bacon Dish of Might"

Hild’s Mushroom Bacon Dish of Might by Astrid Winegar Tolkien fans will recognize this as the “Mighty Bacon Mushroom Dish” served by Farmer Maggot to the four hobbits. This is the ultimate comfort-food dish and would win a Top Chef challenge, if there ever were such a contest to invent the perfect hobbit dish…you never know; it could happen! Hild’s ...

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