Heroes' Feast (Dungeons & Dragons)

The Official D&D Cookbook



About the Book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 80 recipes inspired by the magical world of Dungeons & Dragons

“Ready a tall tankard of mead and brace yourself for a culinary journey to match any quest!”—Tom Morello, Rage Against the Machine 

From the D&D experts behind Dungeons & Dragons Art & Arcana comes a cookbook that invites fantasy lovers to celebrate the unique culinary creations and traditions of their favorite fictional cultures. With this book, you can prepare dishes delicate enough to dine like elves and their drow cousins or hearty enough to feast like a dwarven clan or an orcish horde. All eighty dishes—developed by a professional chef—are delicious, easy to prepare, and composed of wholesome ingredients readily found in our world.

Heroes’ Feast
includes recipes for snacking, such as Elven Bread, Iron Rations, savory Hand Pies, and Orc Bacon, as well as hearty vegetarian, meaty, and fish mains, such as Amphail Braised Beef, Hommlet Golden Brown Roasted Turkey, Drow Mushroom Steaks, and Pan-Fried Knucklehead Trout—all which pair perfectly with a side of Otik’s famous fried spiced potatoes. There are also featured desserts and cocktails—such as Heartlands Rose Apple and Blackberry Pie, Trolltide Candied Apples, Evermead, Potion of Restoration, and Goodberry Blend—and everything in between, to satisfy a craving for any adventure.
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Praise for Heroes' Feast (Dungeons & Dragons)

“Kyle is a wealth of knowledge and fun. I am so glad to adventure beside him each week and for he and his friends to share their recipes.”—Vince Vaughn

“Everyone knows how dangerous it is to adventure on an empty stomach. So put away the chips, and crack open Heroes’ Feast. Make your next game night a truly immersive experience with everything from Sword Coast Seafood Bouillabaisse to Drow Mushroom Steaks to that old dwarven favorite, Corned Beef and Cabbage. This gorgeous book will lead to many stunning meals for your friends and family.”—D.B. Weiss, co-creator of Game of Thrones
“For whatever reason, one of the oldest and fondest D&D memories I have burned into my mind is the recipe for Otik’s Skillet-Fried Spiced Potatoes in Leaves from the Inn of the Last Home. It makes me so happy that Kyle, Jon, Michael, and company are carrying the torch for the next generation with this cookbook. P.S. Try the Halfling Chili . . .”—Joe Manganiello, actor, producer, author, and D&D collaborator

“Whether you’re a human craving a belly-warming Traveler’s Stew or an elf in need of Qualinesti Stew, this book is a lot of fun and the food is easy and delicious. Tons of quick, simple recipes for your local tabletop crew, your family, or both. If you cook, get this book. If you don’t cook, get this book and give it to someone who will cook for you.”—Freddie Prinze Jr.

“All are welcome to join this world of create-your-own-adventure-style cooking, baking, and mixology to compliment even the most intense game nights. There are so many magical masterpieces and delicious delicacies—diverse enough to suit the tastes of even the hungriest and pickiest creatures. No matter what realm you reside in, the recipes will have you feeling well prepared and equipped for your own culinary quest. As a baker myself, I can’t wait to try the Halfling’s Rose Apple and Blackberry Pie! Yum! Everyone is a winner with this book.”—Katherine McNamara, actor and baker

“Casting, attacking, dodging, delving . . . a hero works up an appetite. Kyle, Jon, and Michael’s cookbook isn’t just a novelty; this is really good stuff to add that extra dimension to your campaign. Remember, a well-fed DM is bound to take it easier on you!”—Craig Mazin, writer/producer, Chernobyl

“The joy of sharing a great meal with friends is only second to spending time around a gaming table. To mix the two is about as good as life gets. When you trip and fall into the beauty of this book, you’ll long for any excuse to gather, eat, and vanquish evil!”—Matthew Lillard, actor

“If you live and breathe Dungeons & Dragons, you can now eat it too! Perfect for every quest that starts at a tavern! This cookbook is filled with mouthwatering recipes to suit every stomach. I’ll be using these recipes to up my game.”—Maude Garrett, entertainment host

“As tabletop gamers, we gather to share adventures to faraway worlds. We join our friends and head off to the places limited only by our imaginations. With this book, we can now fill our stomachs, as well as our minds. Whether you want to butter up your bard with braised beef or woo your wood elf with a garden salad, there is truly a recipe to please any member of your party. I hope that you enjoy this book as much as I did. Here’s to your game nights getting a lot more delicious.”—Krystina Arielle Tigner, actor and host
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Heroes' Feast (Dungeons & Dragons)


What is Dungeons & Dragons? For some, it’s a dynamic narrative game with infinite possibilities; for others, an exciting tactical contest of strategy and wit. But for many, it is far more than a game; it’s a way of life.

If you’re holding this book, then you probably love two things: D&D and sharing a great meal. And why shouldn’t you? Few things go together so well: they’re tabletop activities and highly social occasions, and both offer endless possibilities. But the similarities run far deeper. No matter where you are in the world, food is at the center of community and connection. For millions of fans, D&D plays very much the same role. You might say that D&D is the food of the imagination.

Dungeons & Dragons is no ordinary game, and this is no ordinary cookbook; it’s a uniquely D&D cookbook. Inside, you’ll find familiar recipes and dishes that were only available to your D&D player characters, until now—an adventure of food! We began this quest with a simple inquiry: how can food elevate and enhance the D&D experience? If the magic of D&D springs from its ability to activate the human imagination, then how can we recast that same enchantment over an inspiring set of recipes? In short, we want this book to be an essential part of your game nights. Why put out a bag of chips when you can prepare a batch of Halfling Oatmeal Sweet Nibbles (page 128)? Or perhaps you’re craving the same Iron Rations (page 8) as your dungeon-delving character to sustain you through the game. Which protein will flavor your Sword Coast Seafood Bouillabaisse (page 11)? Maybe you should roll for it. If you are new to the kitchen, try a lower-level recipe to start! Our goal is to stimulate the spirit of adventure at your gaming table and beyond by inviting you to enter a new culinary dimension. 

Here you will find a curated selection of D&D recipes spanning the vast multiverse. They are all delicious, easy to prepare, and composed of ingredients readily found in this realm. Even better, these recipes offer a unique opportunity to enhance the social experience that is D&D, whether it happens to be a game night or you just wish it were. Because D&D is bound only by the limits of the imagination, without an agreed-upon singular storyline or locale, we have organized this cookbook by one of the game’s few ubiquitous devices: the multitude of playable fantasy groups featured in D&D’s 5th edition. This structure invites D&D and fantasy lovers alike to eat like their favorite fictional cultures—from elves and dwarves to orcs and drow—while we shed fresh light on their stories via their unique cuisines and lifestyles. 

Dungeons & Dragons is about far more than monsters or treasure; it’s built on the foundation of community, friendship, and imagination. This culinary compendium will inspire and encourage those same principles through the art and craft of cooking, while adding an exciting and visceral new layer to your game nights: sights, smells, touch, and, of course, tastes.

So, what is Dungeons & Dragons? Join us as we find our answer through the dishes and cuisine that make this multiverse so delicious.

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About the Author

Kyle Newman
Kyle Newman is an author and award-winning filmmaker who has directed numerous feature films including the Star Wars-fueled comedy Fanboys, A24 Films’ Barely Lethal, the e-sports comedy 1UP, and the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons documentary for Hasbro, Inc. He has directed the music industry’s top artists, and produced films such as Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made. As an author, he is known for his work on Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana, the New York Times bestselling cookbook Heroes’ Feast, and its follow-up, Heroes’ Feast Flavors of the Multiverse. An honors graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of Film/Television and a member of the Directors Guild of America, Newman resides in Los Angeles with his partner, Cynthia, and their three sons. More by Kyle Newman
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Jon Peterson
Jon Peterson is widely recognized as an authority on the history of games, best known as the author of Playing at the World, The Elusive Shift, and Game Wizards. He also co-authored Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana, Heroes’ Feast: The Official Dungeons & Dragons Cookbook, and Heroes’ Feast Flavors of the Multiverse. He has contributed to academic anthologies on games, including MIT Press’s Zones of Control and Routledge’s Role-Playing Game Studies: Transmedia Foundations. Jon also has written for various geek culture websites, including Wired, Polygon, and BoingBoing, as well as maintaining his own blog. More by Jon Peterson
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Michael Witwer
Michael Witwer is a New York Times bestselling author known for his work on the Hugo-nominated Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana, the critically acclaimed Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons, and the bestselling Heroes’ Feast: The Official Dungeons & Dragons Cookbook. His most recent works include Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt Visual Dictionary, Heroes’ Feast Flavors of the Multiverse, and his debut novel, Vivian Van Tassel and the Secret of Midnight Lake. He holds degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Chicago and resides in Chicago, Illinois, with his wife, two daughters, and two sons. More by Michael Witwer
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