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Vortex



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:52 pm    Post subject: Conworld food Reply with quote

Food has been an interest of mine for a very long time, ironically I do not eat a lot, and I always find it interesting to see what type of food other people's conpeople eat.

So I will start off the thread. My main conpeople, the Tlumasy, grow plants similar to earth taro and yams, called ngutta and pasykk. They grow 2 varieties of ngutta: large corm ngutta and big leaf ngutta. The large corm ngutta is typical made into a flour because and is use to make a flat bread that it eaten with most meals. The big leaf variety is only grown for it's four large leaves which grow about two feet long. The corm on the big leaf variety is very fibrous and inedible. Unlike taro on earth they do not possess calcium oxalate so the root can and sometimes is eaten raw. My conpeople grow about 6 varieties of pasykk. They range in flavor from very sweet to rich buttery flavor. The sugar pasykk is made into various desserts similar to puddings, pies, or sweet breads. The other kinds are eaten with any meals but the largest variety is eaten at the harvest festival along side a roasted goat-like animal. The tlumasyy also raise animals similar to goats, pigs, and geese. Their diet also consists of fruits and nuts found in the forest around them. The fruit used the most is the fruit of the thempu tree. The fruit is can be eaten raw or cooked. It can be juiced and the liquid created from that is vary similar in taste to coconut milk, but a little bit sweeter. The seeds which are about 3 inches long and come in groups of 6 with in the fruit, which is itself about a foot long. The seeds are roasted, and keep whole or grounded. In either form they can be mixed into sweet or savory dishes. And finally for seasoning they collect local herbs, berries and bark and they grow plants similar to chili peppers.
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langover94



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My conpeople eat. A lot.

They grow many things that are grown here on earth, mostly because they are on earth. They grow lots of vegetables, fruits, and they also raise cows (for those who aren't vegetarian, as many choose to practice non-violence-eaing). Vegetables that are grown include yams, potatoes, squash, wheat, corn, cabbage, tomatoes, peppers, onions, cucumbers, and pumpkins. Tropical and other fruits that are mainly prefered: mangos, grapes (red and green), apples, pineapples, oranges, cherries, and strawberries. They also raise poultry mainly for the eggs. The birds themselves are not killed. Fish are also a big, big part of Ikmoni cuisine.

In fact, I have a recipe that is traditionally eaten the night before Easter Sunday in Ikmon.

Place one flour tortilla on a plate. Make a hard boiled egg and decorate it with things that you want to ask God for in the remainder of the year. Put the egg in the center of the tortilla and surround it with 6 cucumber slices. Sprinkle salt and pepper over everything. Peel the shell of the egg and eat the yolk first, then the egg white. Eat the cucumber slices clockwise, and then eat the tortilla. Serve with a glass of grape juice.

(A side note: Eating order and food arrangement is very important to the Ikmoni. They believe that these arrangements and orders protect you from certain negative energies which effect the digestive system and/or the over-all health of the human body.)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@vortex and langover: Sounds delicious! I'd love to go to you guys' conworlds and sample the local cuisine!

In answer to the main question: The Holws have a plant similar to rice called nelulț and they eat A LOT of it. Pilafs are quite common and served as a part of most meals. There are desert pilafs too, where the nelulț is flavored with fruit juice. These are considered a delicacy, though, since fruits are usually preserved rather than juiced. Carrot-like vegetables and various squashes are common, and there are several spices used to prepare foods. The are also leafy vegetables called gc, whose leaves are often used to make dolma-like wraps. There are fruits resembling apples and pears. Meat is rare, as there are few animals, and these are needed for milk. They also make a wine from nelulț.


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Vortex



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hemicomputer wrote:
@vortex and langover: Sounds delicious! I'd love to go to you guys' conworlds and sample the local cuisine!

If you lived anywhere near me that could actually be a reality because I am currently growing kea kai taro which I could make flour from if I have enough taro from the local Filipino and indian grocery stores. And I am growing Chinese wild yams which are similar to one of the varieties of pasykk that is eaten ate most meals. Along with those I am growing cayenne and scotch bonnet peppers.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vortex wrote:
Hemicomputer wrote:
@vortex and langover: Sounds delicious! I'd love to go to you guys' conworlds and sample the local cuisine!

If you lived anywhere near me that could actually be a reality because I am currently growing kea kai taro which I could make flour from if I have enough taro from the local Filipino and indian grocery stores. And I am growing Chinese wild yams which are similar to one of the varieties of pasykk that is eaten ate most meals. Along with those I am growing cayenne and scotch bonnet peppers.

What country do you live in?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hemicomputer wrote:
Vortex wrote:
Hemicomputer wrote:
@vortex and langover: Sounds delicious! I'd love to go to you guys' conworlds and sample the local cuisine!

If you lived anywhere near me that could actually be a reality because I am currently growing kea kai taro which I could make flour from if I have enough taro from the local Filipino and indian grocery stores. And I am growing Chinese wild yams which are similar to one of the varieties of pasykk that is eaten ate most meals. Along with those I am growing cayenne and scotch bonnet peppers.

What country do you live in?


I live in South-eastern Michigan. So the USA.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I haven't worked a lot on my confood and condishes, but I know that Alirdyselkam and Layselkam don't know what a pancake is. Even so I remember they eat bilberries (and any other berries, especially at the theater).
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obviously, if you haven't garnered this from my previous posts, the people of Gwk and Gwk ntrn eat lots of Toast (Tst), but unlike us, they do not go through the stage of "bread" first. As traditionally, and to this day, gwakkians have not had ways of preserving food, they were not able to make grain-based food products that were soft and more perishable. Instead, they baked their dough directly into toast. Traditional Tst is made from one of several grains (depending on which one(s) are native to the area) and numerous other special ingredients, many of which are sacred in Gwakkian society and theism. Tst is a sacred food, and is considered to be descended directly from the creationary deities, passed down through the generations by word of mouth.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The main staple foods in Retafon are:
'goloo', which is similar to bread, but very dense. Made simply from flour and water, sometimes with butter or oil added.
Fruit and nuts, which fall from the trees naturally, and are also picked. Damson plums are especially common.
Root vegetables, which are farmed in the more arable parts. Swede and parsnips are common.
Tea is made from mint leaves or pine needles, and drunk without milk.

Meat and milk is available mainly only to richer families, who can afford not only the animals, but the land to graze them. These richer families do sometimes sell their milk, but rarely their meat as this is prized.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alurhsa recipes:
http://alurhsa.org/culture/cooking.htm

I've made these, and several others that haven't made it onto the pages yet, for friends and family. And people liked them!
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