Then there’s more esoteric fare from other corners of Tolkien’s world, like lembas, an elvish “waybread” much like cowboy hardtack. A few nibbles of lembas and an elf, dwarf or Númenórean could be sustained for days on the tough road to his or her next quest.
But how, exactly, might you make all that Middle-earth food here on Regular-earth?
A fellow in Arlington, Massachusetts, is eager to find out. He has launched a Kickstarter campaign to answer such questions as: What ingredients went into Bilbo’s pork pies? What did Sam’s coney stew contain? (Hint: rabbits.) And, and I quote from the Kickstarter website, “If Balrogs had wings, what would they taste like?”"