Category Archives: Awan Recipes

Cocoa Coffee Braised Brisket

My favorite part of creating a cuisine for a fictional world is how it pushes Alan and me to create something new from something familiar. And for a Jew, what is more familiar than brisket for Passover? This recipe bears … Continue reading

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Ginger and Chocolate Fritters with Goat Cheese (Gluten-free)

Chanukah is about oil, and what better way to celebrate it than by frying food in oil! This year my family made this gluten-free fritter for the holiday, which was inspired by my fantasy world of Awan. Continue reading

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Turkey Soup

Unlike last week’s recipe for cranberry hazelnut tart, which is a blend of tribal influences, this recipe is very Asa. In lieu of chicken soup, the Jewish penicillin, the Asa serve this turkey soup to patients. It uses spices known … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Cranberry Hazelnut Tart

Not only do I have a new gluten-free dessert for Thanksgiving, I also have a great story to tell. Normally, after I introduce a new tribe on this blog, I have several recipes that represent the typical cuisine of that … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Red Wine Honey Cake

Autumn is a time rife with Jewish holidays beginning with Rosh Hashanah, the spiritual new year, and ending with Simchat Torah, the holiday marking the completion of the annual weekly reading of the Torah. Interestingly, these holidays occur in Tishrei, … Continue reading

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Duck with Blackberry Gastrique

Blackberries first graced my market’s shelves several weeks ago, but they reached their full flavor just this past week. While nothing beats eating them right out of the carton, this gastrique comes close. A gastrique is a sweet and sour … Continue reading

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Grilled Marinated Tuna with Mango Salsa

Today’s recipe is perfect summer fare, which makes sense since it’s from the sunny islands of Ittamar. Like many Tamar dishes, it’s light, refreshing, and savory. It all starts with the marinade, which is a simple combination of coconut aminos, coconut vinegar, honey, green onion, and ginger. Continue reading

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