Blamco Mac n’ Cheese – Fallout

In the Capital Wasteland, life is tough. Everything comes hard: weapons, ammo, friends, water and, of course, food.

As an escaped Vault Dweller, you have no choice but to try and survive. And to do that, you’ll need food, like Blamco’s ‘Instant Mac & Cheese’.

Better for you than ‘Sugar Bombs Breakfast Cereal’, more plentiful than ‘Dandy Boy Apples’ and less prone to infection than the horrifyingly titled ‘strange meat’, ‘Blamco Mac & Cheese’ is your best bet for survival.

As radioactive as it is convenient, it may not be the best tasting thing you’ll find in New Vegas, but it will fill your health bar.

Because hunger, hunger never changes….

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GeekPlate on Kapow!

The fine people at the Kapow! Comic Book Show- filmed in the renowned Kings Comics in Sydney- were kind enough to invite Tristan from GeekPlate onto their 2014 halloween special.

He brought along a few mugs of Harry Potter’s own butterbeer, a tray of Sansa’s lemon cakes from Game of Thrones, and some truly gruesome monkey brains as seen in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Thanks to everyone at Kapow!

The Hunger Games – Peeta’s burnt bread

‘It was the boy. In his arms, he carried two large loaves of bread that must have fallen in the fire because the crusts were scorched black… He threw a loaf of bread in my direction.’ The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

When baker’s son Peeta Mellark throws a starving Katniss Everdeen two burnt loaves of bread instead of tossing them to the pigs as his mother commands, he saves her life. It would be the first of many life-saving risks Peeta takes for Katniss, and a moment of enormous literal and symbolic importance.

Books have been written on the importance of bread in The Hunger Games trilogy, with the simple food appearing again and again throughout the books.

But none is more powerful or has a greater impact than these first two loaves.

‘By the time I reached home, the loaves had cooled somewhat, but the insides were still warm. When I dropped them on the table, Prim’s hands reached to tear off a chunk, but I made her sit, forced my mother to join us at the table, and poured warm tea. I scraped off the black stuff and sliced the bread. We ate an entire loaf, slice by slice. It was good hearty bread, filled with raisons and nuts.’ The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

Game of Thrones: Bread Wolf for Arya

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In the magnificent fourth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, episode seven, Podrick and Brienne cross paths with Hot Pie (yeah, that name…), who we last saw handing a crudely-crafted, barely recognisable bread wolf to Arya Stark.

This time, his skills have improved, and the new bread wolf he gives the travelling party to take to Arya looks, well, good enough for us to recreate and eat.

After all, baking is such a lovely, warming thing to do when winter is coming.

Stan Lee presents the Mighty Marvel Superhero Cookbook

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A number of our future plans here at GeekPlate involve collaborations with some incredible, internationally-renowned cosplayers. In fact, in many ways, they inspired this whole thing.

While expert cosplayers can interpret any piece of pop culture into an incredible costume, it’s undeniable that their richest vein of inspiration is comics.

Sadly, while superheroes are endless founts of source material for those forging masks, wigs, capes and tights, they’re not as generous with their dining habits.

I mean, what do superheroes eat?

Sure, The Avengers have their shawarma and Bruce Wayne has his impractically ostentatious dining table, but why isn’t there a superhero that can’t stop eating strawberry donuts? An iconic soup The Hulk eats in every issue of his standalone?

Sure, with costumes like that they’ve got to watch what they eat, but nothing?

Well, not ‘nothing’… Continue reading