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Do you like playing games? Do you enjoy cooking? Do you like to occasionally have more than just soda pop and potato chips as snacks for game night? In this new Monday blog series, game industry personalities will be sharing some of their favorite recipes for game night munchies. Welcome to Gaming Gastronomy! This week our Mythos impacting meal comes from Scott King.

Scott King (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Website) is an author and photographer. He was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Ocean City, Maryland. He received his undergraduate degree in film from Towson University, and his M.F.A. in film from American University.

Until moving to Texas, to follow his wife’s career, King worked as college professor teaching photography, digital arts, and writing-related classes. Now he is a best selling author, known for “The Zimmah Chronicles,” “Holiday Wars,” and multiple non-fiction books on writing that regularly top the charts.

As a board game photographer, King shoots games for websites, online stores, and for other marketing needs. He also produces an annual calendar that highlights board and other hobby games.

Spaghetti Sauce so good that Cthulhu would love it!

The great thing about Spaghetti is that it’s easy to make and feeds a lot of people. Of course the most important thing when talking about it is the sauce so here is a very special recipe…

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2 28-ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can stewed tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 small yellow onion
  • 3 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoons dried parsley
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • pinch red pepper


Peel 4 garlic bulbs and 1 onion. Mince both and add to a large pot with a tablespoon of olive oil. Turn the pot to medium heat and stir occasionally until the onions become translucent.

While that is cooking, open the can of stewed tomatoes. Transfer to a bowl, and using a fork and knife, dice the tomatoes. Mix in 3 tablespoons dried basil, 1 tablespoon dried parsley, a pinch of ground red pepper, and salt and pepper to taste.

Once the onions are translucent, add the spices/stewed tomatoes mixture to the pot. Also add the two 28-oz cans of crushed tomatoes. Continue to heat the sauce until it starts to boil. You’ll know its boiling when spurts of it will jump upwards. At that point, lower the heat so that it will simmer, and put a lid on the pot.

Allow the sauce to simmer for thirty minutes. Stir regularly so that the bottom doesn’t burn.


Want the history behind this recipe and maybe a good meatball recipe to go with it? Then make sure you check out National Cthulhu Eats Spaghetti Day!


In the coming weeks, check back here on Mondays for more delectable recipes from personalities around the game industry.

#GamingGastronomy – Spaghetti Sauce so good that Cthulhu would love it! by Scott King

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2 thoughts on “#GamingGastronomy – Spaghetti Sauce so good that Cthulhu would love it! by Scott King

  1. Hi! I have to ask…does the recipe really mean 4 garlic bulbs? Or should it be 4 garlic cloves? As I understand garlic head and garlic bulb both mean the whole item. A garlic clove is the smaller piece that is usually either planted for a new garlic plant, or it goes into a recipe.
    4 garlic bulbs in one batch of sauce would indeed make it monster-ous!

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