The poll is now closed and the results are tallied! We had 161 votes this time (thanks all!), and it was definitely a 2 food race:
- 74 votes – King Louis’s nest of baby nightingales – (Chap 9) Dragonfly in Amber
- 60 votes – Headcheese made using the translated instructions from the Muellers. Possible ptomaine poisoning – (Chap 22) The Fiery Cross
- 15 votes – Ian’s Barley Crowdie that looked like a cupful of drowned maggots- (Chap 23) Drums of Autumn
- 12 votes – Claire’s Homemade Blood Sausage – (Chap 71) A Breath of Snow and Ashes
Haggis — apparently, there are a few of you who would prefer to avoid offal that has been stuffed into a sheep’s stomach and boiled. Not the most appetizing sounding, I agree. But when it’s doused in Whisky Cream Sauce and served with 5-star style, it’s actually pretty tasty.
The baby eels served at Jared’s place in Paris from Dragonfly in Amber, while Claire was pregnant with Faith. Although eels were once a very common protein served all over the world, they have mostly disappeared from menus for the most part, with the exception of BBQ Eel sushi.
The poison mushrooms from A Breath of Snow and Ashes were another — I didn’t include those because they seemed to result in certain death — I really hope no one would eat those!
The slops thrown into the thieves’ hole for Claire and Geillis in Outlander, as well as the rats at Ardsmuir that supplemented the prisoner’s diets. I think it’s safe to say that 18th C prison fare was pretty vile.
Thanks for making this another great Outlander Kitchen poll! There’s another one coming soon, but in the meantime, watch for 2 new recipes next week…