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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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What happens if you eat the Shiekah Slate drop in Breath of the Wild? [closed]

In the video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Link carries a smartphone-like device called the Sheikah Slate. Throughout the game, Link can find other devices that "distill data"...
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Are there any species in Star Trek whose dietary requirements are different enough, that they couldn't survive on e.g. Human or Vulcan food?

As the title says, are there any races in the Star Trek universe whose dietary requirements are different enough, that they couldn't survive on the foods from another world, or where such food may ...
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An underwater farm that needed helium

I read that story at lest 30 years ago, maybe more. I don't think it was a full-length novel, but it was not a very short story either. There was an underwater farm that raised animals for food for ...
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Space commerce empire based on "better than chocolate" foodstuff

I believe this was a series of books from the '70s and/or '80s. The protagonist's family's wealth was based on their exclusive control of a foodstuff that was "better than chocolate". I ...
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How is Hogwarts able to hold feasts all the time? [duplicate]

How is Hogwarts able to hold feasts with a seemingly endless amount of food all the time? How is all the food grown and transported to Hogwarts, and who oversees it all?
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Where is food found on Arrakis?

Some have asked questions regarding the ecosystem of Dune; I'm looking for a more human insight. One of the central in-fiction themes of Dune is the scarcity of water, and the natives of Arrakis have ...
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Why are there so many oranges in Sheridan's quarters?

I've noticed that there are a very large number of oranges in Sheridan's quarters for some reason, and I also noticed a few in Garibaldi's (although Zach did ask, are you on a diet? hinting that it ...
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Story where real food is illegal but there is an underground org to rebuild

I can’t remember the title/author of a short story or novel in which real food is scarce and illegal to have. The main character secretly grows vegetables and raises rabbits for meat. There is ...
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Are Peter Jackson's Elves vegetarian?

In Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, we see an Elven table set with only plant food. "Where's the meat?" Tolkien's Elves apparently aren't ...
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Story identification: person gets super powers from chocolate

I must have seen this in passing about a decade ago. All I remember was the hero got their powers (possibly accidentally) from ingesting chocolate (I think it was just ordinary chocolate, not a ...
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Anyone remember a short story from the '70's that had some alien food or drink connoisseurs, one of which was named Demi Tasse?

I remember they were aliens, maybe Martians, and I think there were three of them, and they ended up talking to some kids when they landed. I can only remember that one of them was called Demi Tasse......
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Aliens attack space station and dissolve humans into food

I am looking for a specific short story I read in college. The story was written prior to 1981. The story was about an alien race that attacks a space station and dissolves the humans for a food ...
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Does gagh provide complete nutrition?

Klingons sure love their gagh. It seems like they're eating the creepy-crawlies every time we see Klingon food. Even if there are other Klingon foods, it raises the question: Does gagh have all of ...
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What do Spock and Kirk eat?

In "All Our Yesterdays" Spock says something like, "Arrrghhh, I've eaten animal flesh," with much regret. It indicated that traveling that far back in time messed up his Vulcan mindset. So I assume ...
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Why didn't Harry simply Summon Kreacher to bring them food in the Deathly Hallows? [duplicate]

Several times Harry, Ron, and Hermione have had almost nothing to eat: The fact that Hermione was getting better at identifying edible fungi could not altogether compensate for their continuing ...
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Was Star Trek the first television series with a vegetarian character?

In The Original Series (1966-1969), we observe that Spock is a vegetarian. As the Star Trek universe evolved, this became a trait of Vulcans in general. I recall reading an article once that claimed ...
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Was Leonard Nimoy a vegetarian?

In the episode "All Our Yesterdays" of TOS, Spock reveals he is a vegetarian. The other day I was reading that Leonard was a vegetarian in real life. But I also read a 1967 magazine where he said his ...
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What does the Doctor eat?

In the episode "World War Three", Jackie asks "What does he eat?" There are quite a few food references in Doctor Who. (I will only reference new-Who as I am unfamiliar with older material.) We can ...
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Are Orks edible?

Soldiers eating Ork burgers is referenced in a few works based in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Given the very strange physiology of the 40k Orks, could humans actually ingest them? I am ...
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Can Chocolate Frogs "die"?

I know that they're simply chocolate figures that have been enchanted by magic, but how long does that magic last? Has anyone ever opened up an old box only to find a limp and possibly melted (aka ...
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novel with a controlling gov't, including (minor-ish) scene where food is a controlled substance

It is a minor part of the whole novel, but the thing I remember most clearly is a scene where the protagonists end up in a cafeteria area - there is some exposition about how these cafeterias exist ...
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How did Romilly's food supplies last 23 years?

The spaceship, Endurance, was small, barely having enough space for 4 astronauts. One astronaut, Romilly, was left behind on the Endurance for 23 years. He hibernated for much of that time, but he ...
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Do orcs drink water?

At least in the film version of Return of the King, Frodo and Sam run out of water while trekking across Mordor, apparently having been unable to refill their water pouches in the tower or at any ...
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How were Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans made?

Is anything mentioned in the series that could explain how these 'sweets' were made?
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What has Lieutenant Lopez been consuming during interrogation sessions?

Lieutenant Lopez, in each interrogation session of the Canterbury survivors, was seen consuming something that looked like a water droplet. A pill of sorts. Was it a snack, some kind of a drug like ...
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Does Buffy eat garlic?

We know that in the Buffyverse, garlic is effective against vampires: CLOSE: ON WINDOW Where a bunch of fresh garlic is now nailed. WIDEN To find that there is garlic nailed up at all the windows. ...
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Is Spice-Melange vegan? [closed]

In the Dune universe, Spice is organic in origin. It is extracted from the ground on Arrakis and therefore there is no direct contact between the humans and the sandworms involved in attaining the ...
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How did Morgoth's army get food while inside Thangorodrim?

Morgoth had a lot of creatures inside Thangorodrim while it was besieged and blockaded by Elves for many years. In later years his army broke out, so could more easily have found food, but for all ...
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What factors affect Elves starving?

In The Children of Húrin, it is said that Beleg sickened nearly to death when he was starved of food and water for two days. It is said that Maedhros survived for a long time (probably) without food. ...
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Is Lembas (Elven bread) magical?

I always had the feeling that Lembas bread was magical and that's what helped it be so fulfilling; however I've recently started to think that it was most probably just highly nutritious, and I had ...
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What are Luke and Yoda eating in Yoda's hut in Episode V? [duplicate]

I was watching Episode V with my nephew yesterday. In the scene in Yoda's hut on Dagobah, Yoda offers Luke some oat porridge like food before revealing himself to be a jedi master. My nephew's ...
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How does the Magic World obtain their food?

Reading the question "Rich Wizards, Poor Muggles" about wizard money and muggle money, I think I hit upon a contradiction. In the answer to that question, it was stated correctly that: For ...
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How common is fresh produce in the world of Firefly?

In the pilot of Firefly, Book uses fresh strawberries as part of his transport payment. The "Mighty fine shindig" has unadorned fresh fruit, showing that it was considered fancy by itself, though ...
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Has Robert Kirkman ever commented on whether humans can safely consume zombie meat? [duplicate]

I want to know if there's word of god to be had here. What I did find is close, but not quite definitive: Animals can eat zombies Animals can drink zombie-contaminated water Kirkman says people can ...
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Out-of-universe, why was the Fifth Doctor given a piece of celery to wear?

For those of you unfamiliar with this minor celebrity vegetable, here's a picture of it: As far as I know, the Fifth Doctor wore it for his entire run, but we didn't get anything resembling an in-...
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Why didn't Sirius, and Ron, Harry, Hermione just conjure animals to use as food while they were on the run?

I know, I know, Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfiguration!... but hear me out. I am aware that food cannot be produced out of thin air. However, I just realised, there seems to be some sort of ...
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What is the first story with a magical Taco?

Being inspired by Cinco de Mayo and the recent in-flux of history-of questions... Are there any stories than involve a magical taco; or if there are numerous stories with magical tacos, What was the ...
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Do people in the Star Wars galaxy grow meat in laboratories?

I never see them mention lab-grown non-animal meat. I wonder if they even need it since they have a galaxy full of livestock. Am I right?
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Is Rey's instant bread real technology? [duplicate]

I thought this has been asked before but couldn't find it. In the movie, Rey first scenes included one where she just added water to a pile of powder and poof it transforms into bread. Out of ...
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How does walking dead still have edible (canned) food?

In real life canned or prepackaged food usually has a 3 month expiration date. My question is after so many years how the survivors are still able to find packed food items which are not expired? If ...
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How often do ewoks eat sentients?

In Return of the Jedi, the ewoks plan on eating Luke, Han and Chewie. THREEPIO: I'm rather embarrassed, General Solo, but it appears you are to be the main course at a banquet in my honor. At this ...
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Why do zombies eat our brains?

Do we know the first, or at least possibly the most influential, occurrence of zombies targeting humans for our delicious brains? And do we know why they go for that organ specifically?
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What long-looking worms are the Klingons always eating?

I was reading an article on arstechnica here and I remembered that in Star Trek, Klingons are shown eating a lot of long looking worms. Anyone know what they are? Has anyone tried them? Or they just ...
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Is the Hobbit diet based on Full English breakfast and Tea?

There are 3 notable meals described occurring in the Shire, or its vicinity in The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings: During the “unexpected party”, Bilbo exhausts his larder putting out cakes, buttered ...
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What is Linda McFly eating for breakfast at the end of Back to the Future?

In the scene at the end of Back to the Future, Marty's siblings are eating breakfast together in the timeline where his family is rich and successful. What is his sister eating for breakfast? It looks ...
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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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