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PostSubject: foods of Gor   foods of Gor I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 29, 2007 1:35 pm

These include such fruits similar to Earth fruits like grapes, berries, apricots, raisins, strawberries, dates, plums, yellow pear, yellow peach, olives, and melons (including a yellowish, red striped sphere variety). There are also fruits indigenous to Gor. These include larmas, korts, ram-berries, tospits and Ta grapes.
Apricots: apparently identical to the apricot of Earth; references exist of the fruit being sold in market places of the Tahari.
"Tribesman of Gor" p. 45

Celane Melon: similar to honeydew melon, it is served chilled and sliced.

Cherries: Grown in Tyros.
"Beasts of Gor" p. 349

Dates: These come from the City of Tor. Staple of the diet of the Tahari Tribesmen; these are juicy and fat and are sold in a tef (a handful with the 5 fingers closed; a tefa is 6 tefs (a small basket); five such baskets constitute a huda. In large compressed bricks they are used in trade.
"Tribesman of Gor" p. 46

Kort: is a brown and thick-skinned, sphere-shaped fruit which is about six inches wide. The interior is yellow, fibrous and heavily seeded. It grows in the Tahari region and is often served sliced with melted cheese and nutmeg.

Larma Fruit: There are two varieties, a hard larma and a segmented juicy larma. A sweet fruit, it is served sliced, either fresh or fried, with a browned honey sauce. If a slave offers a larma to her master, it is a plea to be raped.

I took a slice of hard larma from my tray. This is a firm, single-seeded, applelike fruit. It is quite unlike the segmented, juicy larma. It is sometimes called, and perhaps more aptly, the pit fruit, because of its large single stone. "Players of Gor" p. 267

The larma is luscious. It has a rather hard shell but the shell is brittle and easily broken. Within, the fleshy endocarp, the fruit is delicious and very juicy. Renegades of Gor p. 437

Melons: Yellowish red-striped spheres.
"Tribesman of Gor" p. 45

Merlot Grape: darker grape, used to make merlot wine

Mint Sticks : just mentioned as tiny mint sticks in a bowl.
"Explorers of Gor" p. 10

Raisins: not described, but since there are grapes, there are raisins.
"Tribesmen of Gor" p. 37

Ramberries: Small, reddish fruit with edible seeds, not unlike tiny plums, save for the many small seeds. Ram-berries are small, succulent reddish berries with edible seeds. It is like a tiny plum.

Red Berries: small succulent, very sweet.

Redfruit: Similar in flesh and taste to apples of earth origins.

Ta Grapes: They may be the size of a tiny plum and are often peeled by slaves before eaten.
Big, sweet and seedless purple fruit similar to earth grapes comes from the Isle of Cos.
"Priest-Kings of Gor" p. 45

Tospit: The tospit is a yellowish-white peachlike fruit, about the size of a plum. It has a fairly hard-fleshed fruit and a bitter taste. Seamen eat it to prevent against disease and is thus sometimes called seamen's larma.

A bitter, juicy citrus fruit, yellowish in color, somewhat similar to Urth's small tangerine. From the orchards of Turia. Long stemmed topsits contain an even number of seeds and are rare.
"Tribesmen of Gor" p. 46

Tospit is a small, wrinkled, yellowish-white peachlike fruit, about the size of a plum, which grows on the tospit bush, patches of which are indigenous to the drier valleys of the eastern Cartius. They are bitter but edible, and are sometimes served sliced and sweetened with honey, and in syrups, and to flavor, with their juices, a variety of dishes. They are also carried on sea voyages to prevent nutritional deficiencies. They almost always have an odd number of seeds, except for the rare, long-stemmed ones. The Wagon People often bet on the number of seeds.
"Nomads of Gor" p. 59

The most common meats are tabuk, bosk, tarsk and verr. Many of these meats are roasted over an open flame. They are served in a variety of ways. In taverns, cubes of meat may be cooked and served with a variety of sauces for dipping. Sausages are also made with some of these meats. Vulo is the primary type of poultry. At least some of the meat of the vulo is white meat. It too is served in a myriad of ways. Its eggs are also eaten.

Bosk: A large, shaggy, long-horned bovine similar to Urth's ox, providing food, leather and many other needs. Prepared to your specifications, savory steaks, broiled, roasted, or dried.
"Nomads Of Gor" p. 4

Tabuk: A kind of antelope, being yellow in color and having a single horn. Swift gazelle like animals known for their sweet meat and speed, it can be smoked , stewed, or grilled, but is generally served roasted.
"Outlaw of Gor" p. 76 and 126

Tarsk: A porcine animal akin to the Urth's pig, having a bristly mane which runs down its spine to the base of the tail. May be served sliced as bacon, ground into a form a sausage, or as steaks, It is often roasted whole. The meat is slightly sweet in flavor. Tarsk is rather salty, like pork.
"Dancer of Gor" p. 106, 108 and 281

Tumits: Tumits are large, flightless carniverous birds of the plains, often hunted and eaten by the Nomadic people of Gor. It is a tough meat. Served baked, roasted or dried. Plan on chewing for a long time!
"Nomads of Gor" p. 2

Verr: A verr is a mountain goat indigenous to the Voltai Mountains; wild, agile, ill-tempered, with long hair and spiraling horns. It is a source for a particular form of wool. Its milk is potable, and is used for making both butter and cheese. Often served as steaks or haunches, even whole legs, upon occasion, like mutton.

Vulo: Tastes like chicken, the bird is the size of a pigeon. Served broiled, grilled, smoked or stewed.

'Sword & Shield'
Vulo: 3 large vulo birds, stuffed with suls, peppers and Torian olives, grilled, then smothered with bosk cheese. Served with candied topsit fruit and black bread.
Special Vulo in Leaves: Great care is taken to wrap each delectable vulo in large ta-grape leaves after being heavily spiced and peppered. Roasted over the firepit all day. Served only at night. This expensive meal is well worth the wait. Served with boiled sul, sa-tarna bread and larma fruit. A very romantic meal from a very passionate slave!
"Nomads of Gor" pg. 1

Vulo eggs: Tiny eggs from the vulo, served boiled, poached or fried in tarsk fat. Twelve eggs serve one hungry warrior.
Beans: no description.
"Marauders of Gor" p. 81

Cabbages: no description given.
"Marauders of Gor" p. 81

Katch: Foliated leaf vegetable.
"Tribesmen of Gor" p. 37

Kes: a shrub whose salty, blue secondary roots are a main ingredient in sullage.

Kort: A large, brownish-skinned, thick-rinded, sphere-shaped vegetable - usually 6" in width. The interior is yellowish and fibrous, and heavily seeded.a rinded fruit of the Tahari; served sliced with melted cheese and nutmeg.
"Tribesmen of Gor" pg. 37

Mushrooms: Stuffed mushrooms,stuffed with tarsk sausage.
"Mercenaries of Gor" p. 83

Onions: no description given.
"Marauders of Gor" p. 81

Peas: These are mentioned as a menu item, but not described but peas are peas.
"Marauders of Gor" p. 81

Peppers: not described.
"Tribesmen of Gor" p. 47

Radishes: not described in detail.
"Marauders of Gor" p. 102

Red Olives: These come from the groves of Tyros. These are commonly from the City of Tor. (referred to as Torian Olives).
" Raiders of Gor" p. 114

Sip Root: a bitter root whose extract is the active ingredient in slave wine.

Sul: golden brown. Starchy. Tuberous root of the Sul Plant (not unlike the potato on Urth). One way of serving is to break it open and fill it with melted Bosk cheese. Can be distilled intothe drink called paga.

Turnip: grown on the oasis of the Tahari.
"Tribesmen of Gor" p 37

Vangis: type of produce sold at market; detailed description unavailable.
"Kajira of Gor" p. 314

There are many varieties of fish and shellfish eaten. In the equatorial waters, most of the fish are poisonous to eat due to certain seaweeds they eat which are harmless to them. The river fish though are generally good to eat.

Cosian Wingfish: The wingfish is a tiny blue salt-water fish with 4 poisonous spines on its dorsal fin. It is found in the waters off Port Kar. Its liver is considered a delicacy.
"Nomads of Gor" p. 84-85

Eel: a voracious animal which can maim or kill a slave in moments. Some varieties are edible and considered a gorean delicacy. Varieties include: river eel, black eel, and spotted eel.
"Magicians of Gor" p. 428

Fish, Parsit: a silvery fish having brown stripes, they follow the 'parsit current' in the polar basin. In Torvaldsland, it is smoked and dried, stored in barrels, and used in trade to the south.
"Marauders of Gor" p. 28, 56, and 63-64

Grunts-Great Speckled: a fish inhabiting the Thassa and caught as food for sailors.
"Slave Girl of Gor" p. 360

Marsh Shark: Transported from the marshes, marsh shark is served as filets or shark steaks.

Salt Thassa Fish: Salt Thassa Fish is just that, a small fish from the gleaming Thassa. It is served baked or broiled.

Sorp: a shellfish, common esp. in the Vosk river, similar to an oyster; Often used in making soups and stews.
"Nomads of Gor" p. 20

Tambur Gulf Oysters: from the Tamber Gulf, these oysters are served raw or baked.
"Captive of Gor" p. 301

Thassa Lobster: Steamed live and served in the shell with melted bosk butter.

Vosk carp: Vosk carp is a carp fish from the river Vosk - served baked, fried, or broiled.

White-bellied: a large game fish which haunts the plankton beds in the Polar North to feed on parsit fish. It's eggs are considered a rare delicacy, ie caviar.
"Marauders of Gor" p. 59
Desserts are very popular on Gor especially with kajirae. Chocolate, pudding, pastries with creams and custards, molasses, honey, hard candy, mint sticks, flavored ices and nuts are all common. There are at least four varieties of different sugars including white and yellow. Not all of the types of sugar are listed though so various other colored-sugars may exist. Red sugar is a real possibility. Tastas, also known as stick candies, are soft, rounded, succulent candies, usually covered with a coating of syrup or fudge, and mounted on a stick like a candy apple. Sweets are a common reward for kajirae whose diet is most often rather bland.

Candy: soft, rounded, succulent candies, usually covered with a coating of syrup or fudge, rather in the nature of the caramel apple, but much smaller, and, like a caramel apple, mounted on sticks. the candy is prepared and the stick, from the bottom, is thrust up, deeply, into it.
"Dancer of Gor" p 81 ( also see below Mint Sticks)

Chocolate: made from beans brought back on one of the early Voyages of Acquisition, this is the same as the chocolate of Earth. it is often served in higher class establishments.

Mint Sticks: just mentioned as tiny mint sticks in a bowl.
"Explorers of Gor" p 10

Pastries: nothing specific mentioned.
"Fighting Slave of Gor" p. 275-276

Tasta: Stick candy, soft rounded succulent candies, usually covered with a coating of syrup or fudge, rather in the nature of the caramel apple, but much smaller, and, like a caramel apple, mounted on sticks. The candy is prepared and then the stick, from the bottom, is thrust up, deeply, into it. These candies are usually sold at such places as parks, beaches, and promenades, at carnivals, expositions and fair, and at various types of popular events, such as plays, song dramas, races, games, and kaissa matches.
"Dancer of Gor" p. 81

Arctic Giant eggs: When frozen.. they are eaten like apples.
"Beasts of Gor" p. 196

Bond-Maid Gruel: a porridge served to bond-maids in Torvaldsland made of dampened Sa-Tarna and raw fish.
"Marauders of Gor" p. 67

Garlic: not described in detail.
"Outlaw of Gor" p. 29

Honey: no description given.. just that honey bees are raised.
"Marauders of Gor" p. 81

Porridge: There is sul porridge and grain porridge. Both are often seasoned and some people prefer to season it themselves. A hand-rack of small vials and pots of seasonings, spices and condiments will often be brought with the porridge.

Rence: a tufted, reed-like plant that grows in the marshes. the grain is eaten and the stems harvested and pressed into paper or woven into cloth. The grain may be boiled or ground into a paste and sweetened; this paste can also be fried into a type of pancake.

Salt: Most salt at Klima is white, but certain of the mines deliver red salt, red from ferrous oxide in its composition, which is called the Red Salt of Kasra, after its port of embarkation, at the juncture of the Upper and Lower Fayeen.
"Tribesman of Gor" p. 238

Also there are references to yellow salt as 'of the south' and on a table exist, but no other description has been found.
"Assassin of Gor" p. 86

Sa-Tarna Gruel:Thick paste of boiled sa-tarna. a.k.a. Bond-maid gruel or slave porridge.

slave porridge: a cold, unsweetened mixture of water and Sa-Tarna meal,on which slaves are fed; in Torvaldsland, it is called 'bond-maid gruel', and often mixed with pieces of chopped parsit fish.

Spices: There are many spices including nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, spikenard, various salts including red and yellow salt, and hot peppers. The Tahari is known for very spicy foods.

Sugar: 2 varieties are commonly used, the White Sugar and the Yellow sugar. "She carried a tray, on which were various sthingys and sugars. She knelt, placing her tray upon the table. With a tiny sthingy, its tip no more than a tenth of a hort in diameter, she placed four measures of white sugar, and six of yellow, in the cup; with two stirring sthingys, one for the white sugar, another for the yellow, she stirred the beverage after each measure.".
"Tribesmen of Gor" p. 89

Sullage: A soup made prinicipally from suls, tur-pah, and kes, along with whatever else may be handy
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