Game of Thrones inspires interest in medieval cooking

HBO's popular medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones is inspiring fans to try their hand at medieval cooking. The show even has its own cookbook.

Fans are studying medieval cooking and learning first-hand about some of its unique features such as sweet meat pies and weather-appropriate dishes. Some are steering clear of the more exotic end of medieval cooking and bypassing the calf's brains.

Traditional medieval foodstuffs can be a challenge to find, as the typical supermarket does not have pigeons or eels.