Sunday, June 21, 2009

Gaming and Ethnic Food

Gaming and food go so naturally together that we often take it for granted. I think the variation of the way this is expressed is mainly related to how much people want to prepare and/or spend ahead of time. I remember countless gaming sessions where I'd simply buy bags of chips and several 2 liter bottles of caffeinated soda. If I was feeling adventurous a frozen pizza might be on the menu.

Fortunately for some game groups (like James Raggi's) gamers do sometimes get some great food at the gaming table. So in the interest of throwing out one idea that's a little different, try making Indian food ahead of time. I direct you to my wife's blog.

She is from India, so most of these recipes are "authentic," but most are adapted to ingredients commonly found in the US. You will also find a few other things there, some influenced by me and some not, that are Americanized. All of these recipes are vegetarian.



Steve Zieser said...

Our pre-gaming Indian food has always been takeout, but maybe we should try something better! Cool stuff!

Anonymous said...

Yay for vegetarian food!

(P.S. Is it just me, or are the GG forums down at the moment?)

Olman Feelyus said...

Thanks for the link! I'm slowly increasing my cooking repertoire and if it's even remotely connected to gaming, it motivates me. I only host a game from time to time, but when I do, I try to cook something good. I like junk food, but at a game session, it just makes me feel all exhausted.

S'mon said...

Indian would be too messy for the game table, for me. For home games, I like a decent pizza, but for my current pub games I almost always get fish & chips; which is filling and not too messy.

Anonymous said...

Wow, thank you for the link, these recipes look superb!