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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...