Medium Rare and Back Again

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (April 7 2013) – Let your own unexpected adventure start right in your kitchen. Join Oloris Publishing in an exciting new foray into Middle-earth with chef and food blogger Heath Dill in a new book: Medium Rare and Back Again: Food from the World of Middle-earth.

In 2009, Heath Dill had the opportunity to showcase his culinary skills in Corey Olsen‘s annual The Lord of the Rings movie marathon with a few themed dishes. Since then, he has developed more original mouth-watering and successful recipes inspired by beloved cultures and characters. With original fare inspired straight from Middle-earth like the classic Apple Tart with G Rune, to tongue-in-cheek innovations such as the Smoky Shadow and Flame Wings, Heath will be sharing his secrets in his upcoming cookbook with Oloris Publishing.

In a collection of over forty recipes and techniques, Medium Rare and Back Again will appeal to both beginners and connoisseurs in the kitchen. Voiced with the unmistakable passion of a Tolkien fan, Heath’s lively and insightful commentaries are not only practical for the kitchen, but also uniquely creative towards reliving the tales in a whole new dimension. From the comforts of green, rolling hills to lofty halls in mighty trees, this book will take your taste buds there and back again.

A lifelong Massachusetts resident, Heath Dill spent 15 years as a software engineer and consultant while honing his cooking skills and expertise. His first undertaking with food writing was with his blog, Dillicious, after which followed several appearances as the chef at “The Tolkien Professor” Corey Olsen’s movie marathons, as well as at charity dinners. Medium Rare and Back Again: Food from the World of Middle-earth will be his first cookbook. In his spare time, Heath enjoys cycling, singing early music, and finding new ways to eat chilli paste. To learn more, visit Heath on Facebook and follow him at @dilliciousfoods.

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“It’s been an exciting ride so far since I started this endeavor a few years back. Thanks to many wonderful backers at Kickstarter, a cookbook full of recipes straight from Tolkien’s books is well underway, and now, with the help of the folks at Oloris Publishing, we’ll make it a fact-filled, fun, recipe-rich treat for fans who want to taste the food the way that Bilbo and the Dwarves did, and to learn about the food that both Tolkien and the Hobbits found so endearing.” ~ Heath Dill

“Heath’s book is perfect for ‘geeky’ food lovers like me. We’ve been collecting and trying recipes here and there for years, and now we finally have a cookbook that brings themed meals together beautifully. The passion and creativity that has gone into these delicious recipes will inspire you to new heights in your own kitchen!” ~ L. Lara Sookoo, publisher

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