Tolkien Cooking: Gandalf’s Cold Chicken and Pickles

Tolkien Cooking: Gandalf’s Cold Chicken and Pickles Tolkien Cooking: Gandalf’s Cold Chicken and Pickles by Astrid Tuttle Winegar   I guess (mostly) all of us have a sweet spot for Gandalf in our hearts. He’s wry and witty; magical and majestic—the archetypal wise old man. If you had to hang out with such a person in real life, however, he...
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Tolkien Cooking: Mr. Bungo Baggins’ Over the Hill and Across the Water Salad

Tolkien Cooking: Mr. Bungo Baggins’ Over the Hill and Across the Water Salad “Mr. Bungo Baggins’s Over the Hill and Across the Water Salad” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar As promised, here is a healthy salad for Bombur. A nice short post this time, with relatively few ingredients—perfect for summertime! I’m imagining that Bilbo’s father liked to dabble in...
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Richard Taylor from Weta Workshop during his panel at HobbitCon 2014

Richard Taylor from Weta Workshop during his panel at HobbitCon 2014 During one of his panels, Sir Richard Taylor answers a question from one of the attendees. Someone asks about him wearing a Dark Crystal t-shirt and if he thinks another puppet fantasy could work nowadays or if VFX have taken over. Stay tuned for more interviews and features from the event every Tuesday and...
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John Rhys-Davies Egyptian Fantasy Series Cancelled…Before it Premieres

John Rhys-Davies Egyptian Fantasy Series Cancelled…Before it Premieres Back in April, Jay Johnstone talked to John Rhys-Davies at the Newcastle Film and ComicCon about his many projects including an upcoming FOX series, Hieroglyph. “…This one will be a winner!” Rhys-Davies proclaimed proudly in the Legendarium interview. Unfortunately for the Lord of the...
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Andy Serkis: When Gollum Meets the Ape Caeser on Conan

Andy Serkis: When Gollum Meets the Ape Caeser on Conan Andy Serkis appeared on Conan to discuss all his many projects and showcase his amazing range of character acting, including a “meeting” of two of his famous roles – Gollum and Planet of the Apes creation, Caesar! Listen as he creates a fun scenario of the two creatures having a...
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“Belladonna Took’s Lovely Lemon Cake”

“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...
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The Science of the “Old Book” Smell

The Science of the “Old Book” Smell   The Science of the “Old Book” Smell Bibliophiles everywhere know exactly what Old Book smell is. They also know what new book smell is. They know the particular aroma of the disorganized stacks of a small book shop, the promise in the scent of a huge chain bookstore, buried beneath the coffee of the...
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The Fall of Isengard: A Brotherhood Workshop LEGO Parody

The Fall of Isengard: A Brotherhood Workshop LEGO Parody Brotherhood Workshop is at it again with their unique LEGO style and humorous parodies as they present “The Fall of Isengard”. “Saruman is about to unleash his deadliest weapon against the people of Rohan. If Wormtongue doesn’t unleash it first.” The Brotherhood Workshop is:...
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Cool Like Bombadillo

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...
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Lord of the Rings: A Conversation with Bruck Hopkins

Lord of the Rings: A Conversation with Bruck Hopkins Lord of the Rings: A Conversation with Bruck Hopkins by Dianne Lynn Gardner Bruce Hopkins is a first a family man, with a host of talent for the theatrical. He’s starred in many films, the most notable being Lord of the Rings directed by Peter Jackson. I met Bruce at a Ring Con in Seattle, WA and had the...
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Anaria: Fantasy, Metal, and Epic Cover Songs

Anaria: Fantasy, Metal, and Epic Cover Songs Anaria:Fantasy, Metal, and Epic Cover Songs by Robyn Stone-Kraft Metal music and fantasy have a long history together. Bands like Led Zeppelin, Rush, Styx, Black Sabbath, and Blind Guardian, among many others, have all released songs, or entire albums, drawing inspiration from high fantasy, especially The...
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The Green Dragon Inn: An Interview with Shayne Forrest at the Hobbiton Movie Set, New Zealand

The Green Dragon Inn: An Interview with Shayne Forrest at the Hobbiton Movie Set, New Zealand Rachael Ashdown, Legendarium Reporter, went on an adventure across New Zealand and has been reporting on her experiences. During her travels she visited The Green Dragon Inn, located on the Hobbiton Movie Set and was able to talk with the Food and Beverage Manager for the Green Dragon Inn, Shayne Forrest....
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