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Nombending- Recipes From the World of Avatar

Nov 16 '12

eveeli:

isaia:

lolbender:

WATER TRIBE NOODLES, Legend of Korra, Feast of Fiction S2 Ep3 by Feast of Fiction

YOU GUYS MAKE AUTHENTIC ~WATER TRIBE~ NOODLES

AND MASTER ALL 4 ELEMENTS

CRYING BECAUSE PERFECT

I’ve been waiting for this my entire life

Definitely going to try these out for my Water Tribe Stew recipe!

Oct 17 '12

After a slough of laptop issues

I’m back online AND back in the kitchen working on another recipe post. Whoot!

Oct 9 '12

Legend of Korra: Episode One

atla-annotated:

Isn’t it a bit early in the morning for drunk food, Korra?

I will put Korra images behind the cut until the episode has aired on TV.

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Oct 9 '12
NOMBENDING HAS 10 FOLLOWERS!

NOMBENDING HAS 10 FOLLOWERS!

Oct 9 '12

Working on a slough of Avatar-Inspired drinks

Which I’ll be trying out/refining over the course of the next few months. Current ideas include:

-Cactus Juice: tequila, lemon pucker, lemon-lime soda. (IT’S THE QUENCHIEST)

-The Avatar State: Ginger beer (preferably Fever Tree), blue curacao, and lemon juice. Add a blue or white glowstick for mystical power!

-Ty Lee Twist: Plum wine, sparkling water, gin, cranberry juice.

-Uncle Iroh’s After-Burner: Strong Lapsang Souchong tea, Fireball whiskey.

Any other Avatar Drink ideas you’d like to see (or do you have a recipe you don’t mind sharing)? Characters that deserve an adult beverage? Want to try one of these out and tell me your findings? Wanna come over to sew and slosh?

Oct 9 '12
atla-annotated:

Dinner at the Bei Fongs: Honey, who the f*ck invited the Avatar?
The Bei Fongs are making it very clear how NOT welcome Aang and his friends are.
For one, the food seems to be terrible. Sokka is not eating the meat. … … Sokka - Mr meat and sarcasm - is eating plain rice, while there are untouched dishes of shrimp, pork, fish and cakes on the table. Those have to be pretty damn bad for Sokka, of all people, to not want to eat them considering that he ate the unfried festival food dough.
Note, also, how there are barely any dishes that do not contain meat. Avatar Aang is the guest of honor. Wouldn’t you make sure that there’s plenty of vegetarian dishes there, unless you are actively trying to insult him?
Those small cups in front of Mrs Bei Fong and Master Yu are for bai jiu, a kind of hard liquor. Just for reference, while it may look like sake or soju, it has nothing in common with either, and you’d be doing those drinks an injustice comparing them to baijiu :P The wiki has a most apt description of what most people think baijiu tastes like. 
Toph, and later Aang, being served soup means that the dinner is almost over.
The order of courses in a Chinese banquet is as follows:
Appetizer / starter: Chinese starters are normally cold dishes.
Dishes: In Chinese food culture, many dishes can be ordered if a group of people sit around one table.
Soup Chinese soup are served after main dishes.
Fruits The most typical dessert in Chinese dinner are fruits.
Image source: One
Sorry for the name confusion. You guys didn’t notice either :P But that is Master Yu and not Xin Fu. *hangs head in shame*

atla-annotated:

Dinner at the Bei Fongs: Honey, who the f*ck invited the Avatar?

The Bei Fongs are making it very clear how NOT welcome Aang and his friends are.

For one, the food seems to be terrible. Sokka is not eating the meat. … … Sokka - Mr meat and sarcasm - is eating plain rice, while there are untouched dishes of shrimp, pork, fish and cakes on the table. Those have to be pretty damn bad for Sokka, of all people, to not want to eat them considering that he ate the unfried festival food dough.

Note, also, how there are barely any dishes that do not contain meat. Avatar Aang is the guest of honor. Wouldn’t you make sure that there’s plenty of vegetarian dishes there, unless you are actively trying to insult him?

Those small cups in front of Mrs Bei Fong and Master Yu are for bai jiu, a kind of hard liquor. Just for reference, while it may look like sake or soju, it has nothing in common with either, and you’d be doing those drinks an injustice comparing them to baijiu :P The wiki has a most apt description of what most people think baijiu tastes like.

Toph, and later Aang, being served soup means that the dinner is almost over.

The order of courses in a Chinese banquet is as follows:

  • Appetizer / starter: Chinese starters are normally cold dishes.
  • Dishes: In Chinese food culture, many dishes can be ordered if a group of people sit around one table.
  • Soup Chinese soup are served after main dishes.
  • Fruits The most typical dessert in Chinese dinner are fruits.

Image source: One

Sorry for the name confusion. You guys didn’t notice either :P But that is Master Yu and not Xin Fu. *hangs head in shame*

Oct 9 '12

Pro-Bending Green Tea Shortbread Discs

What’s Republic City’s favorite sport? Pro-Bending of course! And who’s our favorite pro-bender? Well mine’s the Fire Ferrets’ ever-adorable earthbender Bolin, who would probably wolf down more than his fair share of these buttery shortbread cookies. And they’re made to look just like the earth discs that he slings around the arena every night! (The method is courtesy of the fantastic mindfire327, recipe is my own!)

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Oct 7 '12

Long ago, the four nations ate together in harmony.

Hello everyone and welcome to nombending, a nerdy little blog that’s one part recipe spam, one part anthropology project, and all parts Avatard. 

As you know, the Avatar universe is full of rich, detailed cultures and the team behind AtLA and LoK have done a wonderful job building a believable world. One of the most important physical and cultural aspects of this (or any world) is food! In this blog, we’re going to recreate some of the signature recipes of the Four Nations and the United Republic and use cultural contextual clues to construct cuisines (ALLITERATION, FTW) for them.

Of course, if you want to skip all the educational stuff and just make the recipes, that’s cool, too.

So who are you?

I’m Jen, I’ll be your blogger for this madcap culinary experiment. I should preface everything with the confession that I’m not a chef or a culinary professional by any stretch (though I know a few)- just a hobby cook with an experimental streak. However, I will always try my best to research and present safe kitchen procedure.

Outside of the kitchen, I’m a senior at University studying history and anthropology. I like costuming, drawing, sleeping, and writing wordy fanfic in my spare time. (Shout-out to all the foxy mommas on the S.S. Amorra!)

I can’t think of anything else to say… so I guess if people ask me more questions as we go I can edit this post. In the meantime, though- to the kitchen!