Food, it's the stuff we eat. Tacos, cookies, salads, red meat, disgusting vending machine sandwiches... all of it. Maybe even us, if we're not careful.

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Spicy Food Addict in Little Brother [on hold]

In Cory Doctorow's novel Little Brother, one of the characters, Angie, describes herself as a "spicy food addict": As soon as we sat down, she unrolled her burrito and took a little bottle out of ...
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What does Hagrid eat?

Motivated by a comment here ... What does Rubeus Hagrid eat (in canon)? Presumably giants have quite different diets from humans: Grawp, for instance, living in the Forbidden Forest, seemed to be ...
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Pears in Doctor Who

When and where did the idea come from that the Doctor hates pears? As seen in this answer, in series 3 the Tenth Doctor (or possibly David Tennant - he was 'out of character' immediately after this ...
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What are the rations Rey eats?

In The Force Awakens, we see Rey pouring some flour-like polystarch rations into water so that the flour amazingly transforms into something that looks like bread. What are these rations? Is there any ...
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Food availability in The Expanse novel series

A few times, at the beginning of Leviathan Wakes, the food and drinks available on the Belt are incidentally described. For example in this scene with Miller: He stretched, ate his last bite of ...
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Could people be healthy eating a diet of nothing but corn, as shown in “Interstellar”?

In the film Interstellar, it looks like the only food human beings eat any more is corn. They seem to be pretty healthy (unless they get ill from the Blight). Is it really possible for people to live ...
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Where do R2-D2's drinks come from?

This image from the Star Wars Blueprints: The Ultimate Collection shows R2's drink serving arm, labeled #5. However, it doesn't explain where the beverage reservoirs are located. The only fluids ...
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What is a Knickerbocker Glory?

When Harry goes to the zoo with Dudley and the Dursleys they mention that Harry gets to finish Dudley's Knickerbocker Glory. As someone living in the US I'm slightly unsure of what a knickerbocker is, ...
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Is 'kaf' coffee?

In the Wheel of Time series, the Seanchan are invaders from across the great western ocean, descended from settlers originating in the main continent, speaking with drawling accents - in other words, ...
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Does Batman really love French onion soup?

In "Vendetta", episode 23 of Batman the Animated Series, Alfred says to Batman: "I've made your favorite, French onion soup". While this may just be a throw-away line, helping to lead into the ...
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Short story about spaceship powered by cheese

I remember reading a short story some decades ago. I probably read it in the 80s, but it was almost certainly from earlier days, likely the 60s. The main thing I remember is that there was a ...
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Does Darth Vader eat?

As far as I know, Darth Vader is never shown eating after he receives his injuries and armor. The closest we get is the fact he shows up for what is, ostensibly, a dinner party on Cloud City: He ...
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Where does the water to transform Dune into a non-desert planet come from?

In the first three Dune books, where does the water come from to terraform Dune into a non-desert planet? They have the qanats (water tanks/reservoirs), but where does the water come from? Also, aside ...
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What's the story behind the mugs in Deep Space Nine and Babylon 5?

As much as I personally love Deep Space Nine, a case can be made that major features of the show were ripped off of Babylon 5. Although the first episode of DS9 hit the airwaves six weeks before the ...
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Do they have butter in the (canon) Star Wars galaxy? [duplicate]

Prompted by a recent comment in chat from the greatly esteemed Tim Post, we know that they have a wide variety of foodstuff in the Star Wars Galaxy, but do we have any canon in-universe confirmations ...
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What exactly is cellular peptide cake?

In the episode "Phantasms" during Data's dream Worf is eating "a cellular peptide cake...with mint frosting." I've always wondered what exactly "cellular peptide" is. Below is a video of Worf ...
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What's the deal with “marshmelons”?

In Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Kirk, Spock, and McCoy enjoy some quality time together around the campfire, musing about life, death, baked beans, and rowing boats gently down streams. In ...
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Since they no longer kill animals for food, what does the replicator use as a template?

Riker stated that they no longer killed animals and Picard stated they didnt exploit them anymore. If animals weren't raised and killed for food, what did the replicators use as a template?
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Food in the Star Wars Universe?

Are the foods in the Star Wars Universe the same as ours'? Do they have strawberries or potatoes or something? I know that they might have some food other than the food that we also have, but I'm ...
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What gives Raktajino its kick?

Does Raktajino contain caffeine or some other stimulant? How potent is it?
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Can magical creatures be eaten?

I know that Harry and his friends eat meat but do they eat magical meat? Are there edible magical creatures, or do they only eat non-magical meat?
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Astronomer experiments with irradiating mushrooms to preserve them and creates very deadly plague

At least 30 years ago I read a short story about an astronomer trying to create a new theory that will make him famous. In addition to his efforts in the field of astronomy, he tinkers with ...
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Are there recipes or cookbooks out there for the Kingkiller Chronicles?

Does anybody know of any recipes or cookbooks based on food in the Kingkiller Chronicles? I've scoured the Internet and haven't found anything, but many eyes/brains are better than one! I'm thinking ...
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Where are the ingredients for the massive feasts at Hogwarts coming from?

If I remember correctly, food is one of the five things that can't be transfigured. The House Elves were responsible for cooking all of the meals at the school, but the raw ingredients have to come ...
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How can McGonagall make sandwiches appear? [duplicate]

According to Hermione in DH, food is one of the Five Exceptions to Gamp's Law on Transfiguration. Yet, in CoS, Professor McGonagall is able to give Harry and Ron a plate on which sandwiches appear ...
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Was the composition of Elvish lembas ever discussed?

Most accounts, such as exemplified in this answer here, present lembas as being a rarely-made / distributed and otherwise protected food. Wikis never seem to give discussion on the matter, which ...
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How do the Elves in LOTR (canon) obtain their food?

It's been asked before what Elves eat, but my question is specifically: where on (Middle) Earth do they get it? I find this to be a significant mystery & potential "hole" in the mythology. I'll ...
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Female alien protagonist farms humans and crashes car in Britain

I may have read this story in sci fi & fantasy mag. The story concerned a lower caste female alien surgically morphed and assigned to an earth food processing center in Britain. She was appalled ...
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Does Superman need to eat?

I see related questions such as: Does Superman need to breathe? and Bruce Banner needs to eat, but does the Hulk? But does Superman need to eat? If yes, what happens if he doesn't?
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What is the Elven Diet?

It seems that a lot of emphasis is given to both the Hobbits and the Dwarves in regards to their diet, but I don't recall much being said about the Elves. (It has been about 15 years since I read LOTR ...
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Has the human race gone vegetarian in Star Trek?

In Voyager, we primarily see various gourds and other alien vegetables in Neelix's kitchen, and most of the food we see replicated is vegetarian, like an instance of Paris ordering tomato soup, though ...
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Real-world recipes for A Song of Ice and Fire

I saw this question, and it made me think about a similar question regarding the A Song of Ice and Fire universe. Are there some resources (online or otherwise) that you can suggest regarding recipes ...
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Are there real-world Recipes for Middle Earth?

I will be having a Lord of the Rings Risk party at my house on the seventh and was thinking about trying to have a few food items from the books. I'm just wondering if any of you could recommend any ...
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What kind of wine is a funeral wine?

I've been re-reading Anansi Boys and I came upon something that piqued my interest. It was a wine that Spider and Fat Charlie were drinking in honour of their dad passing. Spider called it a funeral ...
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Are there any resources for recipes from the Star Trek universe?

The Star Trek universe has many displays or references to some exotic and interesting foods from alien cultures. Some interesting examples include: Hasperat Niccel Strips Chech'tluth And who can ...