Apr 23

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Wendy Comments: If you don’t eat the leftovers the second or third time … Serve It Fourth!

You might already have had the first course.

All 207 recipes listed here!

Published 1996

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 7.43 out of 10)

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29 Responses to “Serve It Forth”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Are the dragons in the ingredients, too?

  2. fred Says:

    Table candles + dragons means the possibility of an unlit table candle + dragons. Anne didn’t think things through.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    I hope Dragon Sliders of Pern are on the menu.

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    @Biblio 😄

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    Excerpt from a Goodreads review:

    “Particular standouts include Mercedes Lackey, whose recipe goes something along the lines of: 1) Open freezer and remove food. 2) Place food in microwave. 3) Cook. 4) Eat.

    There is also a hysterical recipe for ‘Shrimp and Anarchy,’ instructions for how to cook delicious shrimp and plant the seeds of anarchy in one’s own town.”

    And a little more about the authors and recipes:

    “…SERVE IT FORTH is an unparalleled collection of recipes submitted by the writers themselves, so you can eat like Patricia Anthony (The I’ve-Been-to-Brazil-I-Know-What-Black-Beans-Are Dip), David Gerrold (Death to the Enemies of the Revolution Chili), and Poul Anderson (The Great Pumpkin). Each wonderful, dunce-proof recipe is accompanied by personal notes from the author-chefs, as they guide you into the preparation of such repasts as: – Sherried Walnut Cake by Lois McMaster Bujold – Pig by David Drake – Comforting Clam Chowder by Peter S. Beagle – Night of the Living Meatloaf by Allen Steele – How (and Why) to Dress and Prepare Texas Armadillo by Ardath Mayhar – Catfish and Red Meat Flavoring by Larry Niven And over 100 more! With additional dinner, dessert, and bread recipes by Joe Haldeman, Katherine Kurtz, Mercedes Lackey, John Brunner, Joan Vinge, M. K. Wren, and many more.”

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    That white creature on the end seems to have a giant booger blorping from its nose.

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    I wish they had hired Rowena to do this cover. Anne would have giant shiny boobs and no shirt under the corset. Not that I’m visualizing that. Oh crap, I just did. Time to wash brain.

  8. Tor Mented Says:

    Most people don’t know that Norman Rockwell once dropped acid.

  9. Alice Says:

    There are no dragons at this feast. Anne has laced the menu with edibles.

  10. Raoul Says:

    “Baby Got Back Ribs” – menu illustrated by Frank Frazetta

  11. fred Says:

    Just wish BAEN had baked the cover.

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    Happy St George’s Day. Don’t sit on any tent-pegs.

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Is that a vegetarian Dragon on the right giving a green pepper a good licking?

    “Pig by David Drake.”

    “First you must kill the pig. Obtain a six-inch trench knife, and strip naked.”

  14. Ray P Says:

    Old Lady: And I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti

  15. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    Listed cooking times are approximate as dragons are a variable heat source, check food at regular intervals and serve when cooked thoroughly.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    My ex-roomie had this and made a few recipes from it. They were pretty good. It’s a decent cookbook, has some amusing bits, and IIRC was done for charity (why my pal had it).

    I believe Anne used an oven rather than dragons. After all, on this cover, she’s serving food to the dragons, so it’s gotta be something they couldn’t flambe themselves.

    @Biblio: hee.

    @JP (7): Bad show, sir.

    @Bruce: Still not manly enough.

  17. bekah rey Says:

    Shrimp Anarchy is the BEST recipe ever.

  18. Monty Says:

    Bizarre premise and cover which makes me actually want this book. Marketing on point, I think.

  19. THX 1139 Says:

    Hold it right there, Monty – the food’s only fit for dragons.

  20. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    The gold dragon on the left seems a bit skeptical (haha) of the food being served…I think he may have seen a scale or wing bone…

  21. anon Says:

    Trifle flirts, a clear consience and tasty recipes of humans to our dragon masters!
    Hack, fry, eat women in C-Fog, Inc.

  22. anon Says:

    Of great, a typo. So, the anagram won’t work.

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @anon: the rest of us don’t notice, so carry on.

  24. anon Says:

    Yeah, but it bugged me. So, how about this:
    Free flirts, clinic scent and tasty recipes of human areolas to our dragon masters!
    Hack, fry, eat women in C-Fog, Inc.

  25. GSS ex-noob Says:


    *blink blink*

    You made it weirder, so… yay?

  26. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob #16: well, in my defense it’s hard to channel David Drake if you aren’t driving a tank down the middle of the street with one hand while chugging straight bourbon with the other.

  27. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: point taken. Maybe drunken tank driving is how he kills the pig.

  28. A.R.Yngve Says:

    A.R.Yngve’s “Spaghetti and meatballs, served straight from the can”

  29. GSS ex-noob Says:

    GSS ex-noob’s “The pizza delivery is on speed-dial”.

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