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Viktara Fen

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Welcome to Tar Valon!
 

Nadezhda al'Lanahrin

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Welcome to Tar Valon, Dilyena!! I am so glad you are enjoying the series so far! My favorite characters are Moiraine and Nynaeve. And Egwene, later on.
 

Dilyena Aythaem

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Hi Dilyena, welcome to Tar Valon! Do you have dogs yourself or do you just like talking about them because dogs are awesome? :joy

Edit: Arella Sedai types faster than me :laugh:
Dogs are definitely awesome, and I look forward to raising my very own when I have enough yard space! I've always enjoyed learning about breeds.
 

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Hello and welcome! You had me at “coffee” :D

Check out our own Tar Valon Times blog (shameless plug) — there’s an original series going called “Culinary Travels …” about the foods from different WOT lands — this is one and you can search for the others:

https://blog.tarvalon.net/?p=1223
 

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Welcome Dilyena, I'm glad you took that leap and started reading the books! It's a fantastic series.

I don't think there's much discussion of food in WoT as there costuming, but I do remember some mouth-watering (sounding) dishes in TGH when they travel through Cairhien. And again when some of the characters are in Tarabon. Maybe you could be the one to introduce articles on these to the Library :)

Also....what is coffee brewcraft? Because it sounds delightful.

Hello and welcome! You had me at “coffee” :D

Check out our own Tar Valon Times blog (shameless plug) — there’s an original series going called “Culinary Travels …” about the foods from different WOT lands — this is one and you can search for the others:

https://blog.tarvalon.net/?p=1223

On the topic of WoT food, thank you so much for the resources! I definitely have notes on the pork and yellow peppers dish from Cairhein mulling in the back of my mind on how to recreate it. The spiced wedding cakes from Jarra sound fun to invent, as well, even if there are no descriptions of them in the books!
 

Leala ni al'Dareis t'al'Caleum

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Cute avatar, loves anime, and researches anxiety (i do not research anxiety, i just uh... have a lot of personal experience with it. :laugh:)

Perrin is one of my favorites, and i feel like he's under-appreciated, so I'm glad to see he made an appearance in your post! :joy

Welcome to Tar Valon!! :joy
 

Dilyena Aythaem

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Welcome!

Ooh, brewcraft, what is that? I assume coffee? Do you have any interesting resources to learn more about that? :)

Welcome Dilyena, I'm glad you took that leap and started reading the books! It's a fantastic series.

I don't think there's much discussion of food in WoT as there costuming, but I do remember some mouth-watering (sounding) dishes in TGH when they travel through Cairhien. And again when some of the characters are in Tarabon. Maybe you could be the one to introduce articles on these to the Library :)

Also....what is coffee brewcraft? Because it sounds delightful.

Have to admit, "brewcraft" is not a commonly used term for coffee, but I heard it once from a local roaster and decided it sounded better than "I nerd out about good coffee and spend a lot of time exploring aspects of brewing." I have numerous pour-over brewers, immersion brewers, etc., as I love a good cup of well-made black coffee. If you are interested in getting into the science/art of great coffee, James Hoffmann on Youtube is like everyone's coffee-dad.
 

Alyria Ess

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Unfortunately, I don't have any dogs of my own yet (had a few growing up). However, my favorite breeds are Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, Pit Bulls, Borzois, and Bull Terriers.

Hey that's my home province's doggo :D
They are such a cool dog, my grandparents had one when I was a kid. I went out ducking in the harbour with my grandfather a few times and got to see him toll - he sat on the edge of the boat and swished his tail in the water, the ducks came right to us!

What type of foods do you like to cook? I like homestyle, but I always try to challenge myself to perfect certain dishes, like bread or risotto.
 
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I drink coffee. Does that count?? Welcome to Tar Valon!
 

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Hello and welcome, Dilyena!! Glad to see someone else who appreciates Perrin. I love him and all of his brooding ambivalence
 

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Welcome to Tar Valon!
 

Ilissa al'Nari

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Welcome! There is a discussion forum here where people discuss religions, so if you're interested dive in!
 
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Welcome Dilyena! Love the avatar
 

Lithiel Morn

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Welcome to the community, Dilyena! :pleased-1: It is lovely to have you, it sounds like you will fit right in. In regards to Ilissa's post, it is an opt-in forum, which means you can't see it by default and you need to request access to it, w hich you can do by clicking here.

How are you finding Tar Valon so far? Do you have any questions off the top of your head?
 

Elania al'Manir

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Welcome to TarValon.Net! :D My roommate has been trying to figure out how Starbucks coffee tastes better than the stuff she makes at home. She just does normal coffee with some half-and-half, but she thinks it's too acidic.

There is a discussion forum here where people discuss religions, so if you're interested dive in!
That's one of our opt-in forums, but there's an information dump about how to do that here.
Edit: I have been made aware that Luna beat me to it and my eyes just skipped past that information. :laugh:
 
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