A few years ago, there was a place in Brighton where I was drinking a drink called London Fog. If you’ve never come across it, it’s a kind of Earl Gray latte, really-a lot of hot, frothy milk and something else, tea with some glittery taste, I’ll identify I had a hard time. London Fog, the place was closed just as I entered them. After exploring various inadequate online recipes, I summarized some of my own London Fog concepts. All of these couldn’t be completely drunk in a variety of thrilling ways. Then I found this cookbook a few weeks ago-Destiny: The Official Cookbook. 171 pages. London fog. Honey and almond milk. it’s good. It’s really amazing!
London Fog is a favorite of Devrim Kay I once met in the dead zone of Europe. I remember he crouching in the church, probably at the tower sniper’s place, and I remember he was talking about putting on a kettle when the mission was over. I thought he was a little more British. Destiny: The Official Cookbook does so in its own way. It’s a matter of quantity-after following the recipe, I had enough London Fog to see me throughout the week. But good eggs, debris. I’m glad I thought about him again.
Destiny is one of those huge budget successes that I can still find difficult to feel a little sympathetic. Gazilion sellers are certain, but it wasn’t concept art or a little story that everyone first saw the game, but Activision’s cool business plan. There were no release dates, fourth quarters, or other stretches. Out for 10 years. Destiny was initially brought to us as a product, not a work of imagination flying around the planet. In other words, I got the recipe, not the taste. It can often be a great bit of microliteracy on its own, except that it’s unfair to the recipe, but business plans are by no means so.
Well, in our office, whatever the word means in 2020, I may be wrong, but Destiny seems to be more thought than being actively played. I feel it. Anyway, it is considered with great affection and gratitude. Bungee knows the action and knows how to make multiplayer sing. That’s the standard feeling. But there’s also something about the nasty, sometimes ridiculous, and sometimes mysterious games that Destiny actually creates a sense of affection. Do you remember those grimoires? Tell the complex story of the new universe with a baseball card. It could never have worked and no one would have planned such a thing from the beginning, but when the Grimoire cards were gone, people missed them. Destiny has hundreds of millions of sellers, which are also pleasing and frustratingly weird.
So does it make sense to turn it into a cookbook? Destiny: The Official Cookbook is written by someone who is really good at things like this. Victoria Rosenthal runs a blog called Pixelated Provisions, which reproduces the consumables found in the game. When I clicked a few days ago, I’m collecting that the location is moving on Bugsnax and is also working on NASA. The first part is a clear look at why Destiny’s books are full of what I really want to make and how people actually do things in the kitchen at home when I make them. Probably explains why it is delivered by a fateful instruction. Warning: This is an American cookbook, so expect a cup and Fahrenheit and talk about broilers and green onions. But it’s generous: a lot of vegetarian things, and notes about adapting things to a gluten- and lactose-free diet. Also, Fahrenheit conversion, cups, broilers, leeks, and all other jazz are perfect for Destiny, a game where players regularly talk about light levels and engrams in a wonderfully mysterious language.
But what makes this book really special is Devrim Factor. Written by Rosenthal, but also from the perspective of Eva Levante, who traveled the last city “and beyond that wall” to collect recipes. Written in-game. It’s folklore. This is Grimoire from Apple Pie. I asked a Destiny expert who is resident in the actual game who Levante is. “She was an old lady from Destiny 1, selling shaders in front of her and was removed,” she replied. “In Destiny 2, she pops up for Halloween and more.” In Destiny the Cookbook, she has a new gig. She’s like Guy Fieri, but has a sparrow instead of a Ford Mustang. Who will carry out the raid in the Flavor Town Demilitarized Zone? (Speaking of guys, frost chips are the name of a great destiny gun.)
So this is a cookbook that serves two purposes and makes them work very well. First of all, this is an excellent cookbook.With a useful glossary Really A good recipe for orange and lime rosemary salt. Secondly, it’s a nice trip around the universe where many people really enjoy spending time. It has world mini essays and lines like “Lemons can be very hard to find around the tower”. But can’t they? Thinking about marshmallows, Levante writes: “Travelers sometimes remember big marshmallows, at least with a faint smell of vanilla inside.” That’s what Canon is today. Deal with it.
Interestingly, I think these two different books come together in a creative way. So is the book, because Destiny will occur in the relatively distant future, and because Destiny’s solar system is so diverse in culture. Next to Hash Puppy, Buttermilk Biscuits and “Traveler Donut Hole”, you’ll find tagines, couscous and ramen. Lots of drinks and salads are great, but discovering the existence of playful, strangely adorable fusion monsters such as the Vine Me Burger and the Bulgogi Burrito is also a fascinating glimpse into the future. From beef stew to duck poutine, Destiny is a truly violent cookbook. It’s also surprisingly technical. They are not afraid to talk about 3500 Brining.
And here are some useful truths about all cookbooks.I love cookbooks, and what I slowly noticed is that they all Build the world whether they introduce you to Spanish food or drop you into the extended Nigella universe for another patrol in the brownie wasteland. Each book is a unique world, trying to create its own culture and atmosphere, rules and traditions. Destiny started out as a product, but it’s actually what the rather nasty shorthand promised. The universe is a cohesive, cohesive and surprising place where people loved spending time. And now there are some good things to cook later.