Questions tagged [food]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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What do the Borg eat?

We know Seven of Nine eats after she was severed from the collective. We know the Borg drones recharge/sleep in individual docking stations. Do the Borg drones eat? If so, what do they eat, and how is ...
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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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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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In The Walking Dead, what happens to zombies that don't eat?

In The Walking Dead, the idea of "walkers" (roaming zombies) and "lurkers" (stationary zombies) exist in the comics. It could theoretically relate to a zombies energy level, so I'm curious - what ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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What is the origin of milk in Redwall books?

In the Redwall books written by Brian Jacques, where do the creatures get milk from? All of the characters are small creatures ranging from shrews and mice to otters, badgers, and wildcats. Nothing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Astronomer experiments with irradiating mushrooms to preserve them and creates very deadly plague

I read this short story at least 30 years ago. I believe it was in a book of short stories. I'm not sure if the other stories were by the same author. It was about an astronomer trying to create a ...
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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 ...
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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 gives Raktajino its kick?

Does Raktajino contain caffeine or some other stimulant? How potent is it?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How the Magic World obtains their food?

Reading the question about Rich Wizards, Poor Muggles about wizard money and muggle money a contradiction about that came up in my head. In the answer of that question it was stated corectly that: ...