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Azar
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Posted - 24 Feb 2024 :  02:40:46  Show Profile Send Azar a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Greetings, one and all.

Apart from feywine (which may not originate from The Realms), what are some other examples of non-Human food and drink that Humans will die for...perhaps even war over?

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Delnyn
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Posted - 24 Feb 2024 :  14:14:13  Show Profile Send Delnyn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Most likely we are talking about substances that act at least as much as recreational drugs as food. In this case I can picture Underdark mushrooms harvested by derro that would cause strife among humans if exported to the surface.
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Ayrik
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Posted - 24 Feb 2024 :  16:56:05  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There's plenty of drow food and drink that humans (and other races) would die for.

Because they're poisoned.

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Storyteller Hero
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Posted - 24 Feb 2024 :  18:30:45  Show Profile  Visit Storyteller Hero's Homepage Send Storyteller Hero a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Shout out for Luiren Spring Cheese, a useful tool for human overlords to control halfling servitors.

Cheeeese!!!

https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Luiren_spring_cheese



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Posted - 28 Mar 2024 :  03:20:30  Show Profile Send Giant Snake a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I wonder if elves eat the cheese or if they find it sort of weird. I can picture them having other high energy foods they have known for a long time. Maybe something they leave to ferment in the sun?

When the elves have to travel abroad I’m guessing they can probably survive off of the food they find but it probably would be like somebody who doesn’t like sugar all of a sudden drinking really strong koolaid, or if they have some of the local meat dishes it would be like getting from a market that serves everything! Do they eat the gizzards back in their own elf lands?
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Posted - 29 Mar 2024 :  16:17:56  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Storyteller Hero

Shout out for Luiren Spring Cheese, a useful tool for human overlords to control halfling servitors.

Cheeeese!!!

https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Luiren_spring_cheese




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questing gm
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Posted - 30 Mar 2024 :  03:21:42  Show Profile  Visit questing gm's Homepage Send questing gm a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Some delicacies of non-human races found from Ed's tweets:

Elves (in Evereska): https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1466202190285004810

  • Thammaera (mint salads: mixed broadleaf plants and brassica buds [think “Brussels sprouts”] flavored with a fermented mixroot dressing, which the crushed, sprinkled-on mint leaves react with to create a sweet-sour taste).

  • Bowls of pynchanar (we would say antipasto) of chopped, diced particular types of olives, nuts, and forest roots.

  • Sorren (fried, salted rhubarb shaft).

  • Tathkaer (fried, salted plantain).

  • Mint jelly (bonded as well as American canned cranberry jello, and served in cut slices; dark green translucent).

  • Mixed-berry jellies, some curried, some nut-roast, and some sweet (these are loose spreads, that go on marangar [see below]).

  • Lathklan (fried, salted dew-worms [thick, white before frying, segmented]).

  • Murlathan (fried, salted ground-worms; brown, small, segmented, and when fried are like crispy potato fries, but with a walnut taste).

  • Brathaer (think of flatbread, but made by making an omelette of particular forest-bird eggs atop leaves of particular forest vines [randreen and horlthra] that half-melt, bond with the egg, then harden when cool into a 7)cracker/biscuit-like rigid consistency).

  • Marangar (this is like cabbage in its looks and structure, but tastes like semi-sweet mango if left raw, layers torn apart for eating, but more like cornbread if torn apart and the 8)pieces fried). This is everyday “fill up” food, but when served at feasts, the cooks go wild in seasoning it, so everyone’s is different, and feasters may be offered six or seven very different tastes.

A taste of home for dwarves: https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1588340876354662400

  • leek bread (dwarves make them in handloaves, which are “rolls” to us)

  • potato and leek soup

  • rock crab

  • rothé back (bison steak would be close)

  • fried browncap mushrooms (portabello is close)

  • barleycakes (oatcakes)

  • fried lamb kidneys

  • mutton chops

  • silverfin (trout)

  • smallfowl sausage (made with minced pheasant, grouse, goose, duck)

  • roast boar fritters (apples, diced dates, flour, salt, thin-sliced roast boar)

  • tarnsar (sliced fried potatoes, onions, and boar thinslice).

A Drow delicacy: https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1083862702580207616
quote:
Moon worms: a species of glow-worms (think of real-world white grubs, but glistening white and "fat earthworm" shape, i.e. bulging segments) that taste like cashews raw, and can be fried, and if fried or jarred for long enough with honey make a sweet some drow nigh kill for.
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TBeholder
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Posted - 31 Mar 2024 :  10:19:47  Show Profile Send TBeholder a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Apart from feywine (which may not originate from The Realms)
...and elverquisst, which does.
As well as eques elquesstria,
quote:
examples of non-Human food and drink that Humans will die for
Not counting origins like Maztica and Malatra?
The most obvious answer is: pretty much all export of Luiren. Brews, bouqthi...
quote:
Originally posted by Storyteller Hero

Shout out for Luiren Spring Cheese
Cheeeese!!!

IIRC for anyone but halflings Luiren Spring Cheese is nothing special, and Cheeeese is plain gross?
The opposite of what the original post requested.
And so is Elturian Grey/"dwarfcheese" (see Aurora’s and "Ed Greenwood on Twitter"). Also has uses in the elven cuisine.

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