Food

This section includes Meat, Fish / Seafood, Fruit, Vegetables, Bread / Sweets / Misc, Dairy and Soups/Porridge

MEATS FISH & SEAFOOD

FRUITS

VEGETABLES SPICES

MISCELLANEOUS

BREAD DAIRY

SOUPS & PORRIDGES

  

MEATS
BOSK GANT ARTIC GANT JUNGLE

GANT MARSH

KAILIAUK QUALAE SAUSAGE

SA TASSNA

TABUK TARSK TUMIT

VERR

VULO

BOSK
This bovine closely resembles a Yak of Earth (visually), but is essentially identical to the Earth Cow (cattle) in other ways. It is used for many things on Gor. When a Gorean says Sa-Tassna (literally. "Life-mother") he usually refers to bosk meat; food in general. Bosk can be served roasted and sliced, or cut into steaks. The milk of the bosk is very drinkable, and it can be used to make cheese and churned for butter. The Wagon Peoples exist almost solely upon it.

"The meat was a steak cut from the loin, a huge shaggy long horned bovine, meat is seared, as thick as the forearm of a Warrior on a small iron grill on a kindling of charcoal cylinders so that the thin margin on the outside was black, crisp and flaky sealed within by the touch of the fire - the blood rich flesh hot and fat with juice. (Priest Kings, page 45)

GANT ARTIC
A small long-legged horned bird; broad-billed and broad-winged migratory bird that nests in the mountain of Hrimgar on cliffs.

GANT JUNGLE
A bird, related to the marsh Gant, which inhabits the river in rainforests inland of Schendi Arctic, gant is a flighted bird found in the rence, often eaten broiled over an open fire.

Many other species of birds may be found, such as jungle gants, (Explores of Gor, chapter 32)

GANT MARSH

A small, horned, web-footed aquatic fowl, brad-billed and broad-winged. Marsh girls, the daughters of rence growers, sometimes hunt them with throwing sticks, often eaten broiled over an open fire.

"I heard a bird some forty or fifty yards to my right; it sounded like a marsh gant, a small, horned, web-footed aquatic fowl, broad-billed and broad-winged. Marsh girls, the daughters of Rence growers, sometimes hunt them with throwing sticks." (Raiders of Gor, page 4)

KAILIAUK
A relative to the bosk, can be prepared in a variety of ways, including dried into jerky

The mere thought of the kailiauk can inspire awe in them, and pleasure and excitement. More to them than meat for the stomach and clothes for the back is the kailiauk to them. (Blood Brothers of Gor, page 8)

QUALAE
Is a three toed mammal, dun colored with a stiff brushy mane of black hair.

"Near one of the green stretches I saw what I first thought was a shadow, but as the tarn passed, it scattered into a scampering flock of tiny creatures, probably the small, three-toed mammals called qualae, dun-coloured and with a stiff brushy mane of black hair." (Tarnsman of Gor, pg. 140

SAUSAGE
Made of various meats, tarsk sausage is the one mentioned directly.

There were several yards of sausages hung on hooks; numerous canisters of flour, sugars and salts; many smaller containers of spices and condiments.

Assassins of Gor, page 271

SA TASSNA
(Lit. Life-Mother) meat; food in general.

TABUK
The tabuk is described as a one horned, yellowish Antelope. The meat is often grilled.

and in the same case but in a different corner was a small herd, no more than five adult animals, a proud male and four does, of tabuk, the single-horned, golden Gorean antelope. Priest Kings of Gor, page 191

TARSK
Similar to the boar, of earth, its meat is eaten in various ways, normally roasted or baked, sometimes whole. On way to prepare it is stuffed with Sul and Peppers from the City of Tor.

I thought of the yellow Gorean bread, baked in the shape of round, flat loaves, fresh and hot; my mouth watered for a tabuk steak or, perhaps, if I were lucky, a slice of roast tarsk, the formidable six-tusked wild boar of Gor's temperate forests.

Outlaw of Gor, page 76

TUMIT
A large, flightless, carnivorous bird hunted with bolas by the Wagon Peoples. The sport lies in who gets to eat that night, the hunter or the bird.

I gathered that the best season for hunting tumits, the large, flightless carnivorous birds of the southern plains, was at hand, for Kamchak, Harold, and others seemed to be looking forward to it with great eagerness. Nomads of Gor, page 2

VERR
A goat-like animal. The meat can be eaten. Its milk can be used for drinking or the making of either butter, or a distinctive soft cheese, which is frequently used in the creation of many recipes.

The verr was a mountain goat indigenous to the Voltai. It was a wild, agile, ill-tempered beast, long-haired and spiral-horn. Priest-Kings of Gor, page 63

VULO
A tawny-colored poultry bird, similar to a pigeon, which also exists in the wild; used for meat and eggs. The very small eggs are cooked for the breakfast meal by frying them in a large, flat pan. It takes several birds or many eggs to make a meal for the average Gorean, and it is not unusual for dozens to be consumed by a single Warrior with a hearty appetite.

She had been carrying a wicker basket containing vulos, domesticated pigeons raised for eggs and meat. > Nomads of Gor, page 1

FISH & SEAFOOD

COSIAN WINGFISH

Also known as 'song fish' due to its whistling mating song; a tiny blue saltwater fish with 4 poisonous spines on its dorsal fin. Found in the waters off Port Kar; its liver is considered a delicacy in Turia.

"The blue, four-spined wingfish is found only in the waters of Cos. Larger varieties are found farther out to sea. The small blue fish is regarded as a great delicacy, and its liver as the delicacies of delicacies." (Nomads of Gor, page 23)

EEL
Various types of eel are raised on Gor to be consumed. Many types are considered to be a delicacy.

Some of these pools contain voracious eels, of various sorts, river eels, black eels, the spotted eel, and such, which are Gorean delicacies.

Magicians of Gor, page 428

BLINT
Fighting fish, much like the piranha of Earth.

GRUNT

Varieties: Marsh, Blue, Great-speckled a large, carnivorous, salt-water fish which inhabits Thassa. It is often attracted by the blood of a wounded creature. Similar to the shark of Earth. The great speckled, being caught and used as food by the sailors of the Thassa.

Three other men of the Forkbeard attended to fishing, two with a net, sweeping it along the side of the serpent, for parsit fish, and the third, near the stem, with a hook and line, baited with vulo liver, for the white-bellied grunt, a large game fish which haunts the plankton banks to feed on parsit fish

OYSTERS
A shellfish, common in the Vosk river, similar to an Earth oyster; like an oyster, it manufactures pearls. This can be served in a variety of ways including raw, steamed, or smoked, or in a thick fish stew. When serving raw, the mollusk should be placed within the half shell, which are seated on a bed of colored salt. When steamed or smoked, the same serving style can be used or the shelled mollusk can be served upon a platter lined with greens. The stew is served in the traditional footed clay bowl with handles and is meant to be drunk rather than spooned by the Warrior.

Other girls had prepared the repast, which, for the war camp, was sumptuous indeed, containing even oysters from the delta of the Vosk, a portion of the plunder of a tarn caravan of Ar, such delicacies having been intended for the very table of Marlenus, the Ubar of that great city itself. Captive of Gor, page 301

PARSIT FISH
Slender, striped flaky fish, of the type added to Bond-Maid gruel. This fish is delightful when roasted in a bag made of Rence paper, and topped within it with a dollop of Verr butter, some herbs from the gardens, and sliced red Tyros olives. It is a delicacy suited to even the tongue of a high-born Mistress.

Like the bond-maids, she had been fed only on cold Sa-Tarna porridge and scraps of dried parsit fish.

Marauders of Gor, page 56

SORP
A shellfish, common in the Vosk river, similar to an Earth oyster; like an oyster, it manufactures pearls. This can be served in a variety of ways including raw, steamed, or smoked, or in a thick fish stew. When serving raw, the mollusk should be placed within the half shell, which are seated on a bed of colored salt. When steamed or smoked, the same serving style can be used or the shelled mollusk can be served upon a platter lined with greens. The stew is served in the traditional footed clay bowl with handles and is meant to be drunk rather than spooned by the Warrior.

TAMBER CLAM
"I said, "amber droplets, the pearls of the Vosk sorp, the polished shell of the Tamber clam, glass colored and cut in Ar for trade with ignorant southern Peoples." (Nomads of Gor, pg. 20)

WHITE GRUNT
"Three other men of the Forkbeard attended to fishing, two with a net, sweeping it along the side of the serpent, for parsit fish, and the third, near the stem, with a hook and line, baited with vulo liver, for the white-bellied grunt, a large game fish which haunts the plankton banks to feed on parsit fish." (Marauders of Gor, page 59)

WINGFISH
A small blue four-spined fish, about the size of a tarn disk when curled in one's hand, it has three or four poisonous spines on its dorsal fin. It is regarded as a delicacy, its liver the delicacy of delicacies. Served as either fried nuggets or as pate` with small squares of Sa-Tarna toast. Caution must be taken during preparation to avoid the 4 poisonous spines on its dorsal fin.

The blue, four-spined wingfish called so for its ability to fly above the waters of Thassa for short distances. Larger varieties are found farther out to sea. The small blue fish is regarded as a great delicacy, and its liver as the delicacy of delicacies.

Nomads of Gor, page 85

FRUITS

APRICOT BLUEBERRIES CHERRIES CHOKEBERRIES
DATES KA-LA-NA FRUIT LARMA

MELON

OLIVES OLIVES RED PEACH

PEAR

PIT FRUIT PLUMS POMEGRANATE

RAISINS

RAM-BERRIES TA-GRAPES

TOSPIT

APRICOT
Not described but presumably similar if not identical to the same fruit found on Earth. It can be found sold in the markets of the Tahari.

I brushed away two sellers of apricots and spices.

Tribesmen of Gor, page 45

BLUEBERRIES
Smuggled to Gor from Earth. Very rare. (there is no actual reference so far with Blueberries however there is a reference to berries

..and beans, berries, onions, tuber suls, various sorts of melons." (Tribesmen of Gor, pg. 37}

CHERRIES
Tyros cherries, Famous.

With the tip of my tongue I touched her lips. Some slave cosmetics are flavored. “Does Master enjoy my taste?” she asked. “The lipstick is flavored,” I said. “I know,” she said. “It reminds me of the cherries of Tyros,” I said. “I do not know what the flavor is,” she said, “but it is lovely, is it not?” (Beasts of Gor, chapter 28)

CHOKEBERRIES
Assumed similar to Earth

"In Kantasawi," he said, "the moon when the plums are red." This was the moon following the next moon, which is known variously as Takiyuhawi, the moon in which the tabuk rut, or Canpasapawi, the moon when the chokecherries are ripe. "Will this give you time to return to Kailia. (Savage of Gor, pg, 253)

DATES
These come from the City of Tor. A date nut loaf is commonly served in the Tavern with Verr butter or the soft cheese of same on the side. Can be hard to find on Gor, but you know that, that's why you came to the Tavern in the first place.

A veiled woman was hawking dates by the tefa. Tribesmen of Gor, page 64

KA-LA-NA FRUIT
The red fruit of the Ka-la-na tree. Presumably sweet, it is used to make a type of wine as well as being edible on its own.

"Over there," I said, "are some Ka-la-na trees. Wait here and I'll gather some fruit."

Tarnsman of Gor, page 96

LARMA
There are three references to Larma. They are.... 1 (Larma) It is sometimes called the pit fruit, because of its large single stone. Fried larma with a browned honey sauce... 2 (Larma, succulent) Succulent, juicy, fruit; sometimes sliced and fried, and served with browned-honey sauce. Offering a larma, real or imagined, by a slave girl to her master is a silent plea for the girl to be raped... 3 (Larma, Apple-like) Single-seeded apple-like fruit; a variation of the succulent juicy larma with a single seed; commonly called pit fruit.

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

MELON
A yellowish red-striped fruit.

"Buy melons!" called a fellow next to her, lifting one of the yellowish, red-striped spheres towards me.

Tribesmen of Gor, page 45

OLIVES
Is a type of olive mentioned but not otherwise described. Possibly a black olive of some sort

"The Tarn Keeper, who was called by those in the tavern Mip, bought the food, bosk steak and yellow bread, peas and Torian olives, and two golden-brown, starchy Suls, broken open and filled with melted bosk cheese." (Assassin of Gor, page 168)

OLIVES RED
Red olives from Tyros.

"Clitus, too, had brought two bottles of Ka-la-na wine, a string of eels, cheese of the Verr, and a sack of red olives from the groves of Tyros." (Raiders of Gor, page 114)

PEACH
A yellow peach, possibly similar in taste to earth peaches.

Another device, common in Port Kar, is for the girl to kneel before the Master and put her head down and lift her arms, offering him fruit, usually a larma, or a yellow Gorean peach, ripe and fresh.

Tribesmen of Gor, page 27

PEAR
Similar to an earth pear perhaps.

In her hand there was a half of a yellow Gorean pear, the remains of a half moon of verr cheese imbedded in it.

Explorers of Gor, page 62

PIT FRUIT
Also known as the hard larma, this is a firm, single-seeded, apple like fruit.

I took a slice of hard larma from my tray. This is a firm, single-seeded, apple like 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, page 267

PLUMS
No description given, presumed similar to earth plums.

I had nearly stepped into a basket of plums.

Tribesmen of Gor, page 45

POMEGRANATE
Hopefully similar to the earth fruit of the same name.

"Pomegranate orchards lie at the east of the oasis," I said.

Tribesmen of Gor, page 174

RAISINS
For any who do not realise this, raisins are dried grapes. As the grapes on Gor might not have the exact taste of Earth grapes, raisins might be slightly different than what we're used to.

In the cafes I had feasted well. I had had verr meat, cut in chunks and threaded on a metal rod, with slices of peppers and larma, and roasted; vulo stew with raisins, nuts, onions and honey; a kort with melted cheese and nutmeg; hot Bazi tea, sugared, and, later, Turian wine.

Tribesmen of Gor, page 47

RAM-BERRIES
Small, succulent berries, native to Gor. Ram-berry pies are common on Gor, enjoy the delicious results! Also tastes excellent as a jam when applied to a willing slave, might be combined with honey if she has been real good or you are real hungry!

A guard was with us, and we were charged with filling our leather buckets with ram-berries, a small, reddish fruit with edible seeds, not unlike tiny plums, save for the many small seeds. Captive of Gor, page 305

TA-GRAPES
Purple grapes grown on the terraces of Cos.

The grapes were purple and, I suppose, Ta grapes from the lower vineyards of the terraced island of Cos some four hundred pasangs from Port Kar. Priest Kings of Gor, page 45

A Gorean grape - "I retrieved a grape about the size of a small plum from the table before it could be cleared away. It was peeled and pitted, doubtless laboriously by female slaves. It was a Ta-Grape." Players of Gor pg 291 - 292

TOSPIT
A bitter, juicy citrus fruit. The tospit is yellow in color. Small, peach-like fruit that is about the size of a plum. They are a variety of juicy citrus fruit, bitter but edible. Often they are dried and candied.

On the back of the kaiila, the black lance in hand, bending down in the saddle, I raced past a wooden wand fixed in the earth, on the top of which was placed a dried tospit, a small, wrinkled, yellowish-white peach like fruit, about the size of a plum, which grows on the tospit bush, patches of which are indigenous to the drier valleys of the western Cartius. They are bitter but edible.

Nomads of Gor, page 59

VEGETABLES
BEANS CABBAGE CARROTS

CORN

DATE KATCH KES

KORT

MUSHROOM NUTS ONIONS

PEAS

PEPPERS POTATO PUMPKIN

RADISH

SQUASH SUL TURNIPS

TUR-PAH

BEANS
No description given, assuming is the same as the earth vegetable.

In them growing, small at this season, shafts of Sa-Tarna; too, there would be peas, and beans, cabbages and onions, and patches of the golden sul, capable of surviving at this latitude. Marauders of Gor, page 81

CABBAGE
No description given, assuming is the same as the earth vegetable.

In them growing, small at this season, shafts of Sa-Tarna; too, there would be peas, and beans, cabbages and onions, and patches of the golden sul, capable of surviving at this latitude. Marauders of Gor, page 81

CARROTS
No description given, assuming is the same as the earth vegetable.

At the oasis will be grown a hybrid; brownish Sa-Tarna, adapted to the heat of the desert; most Sa-Tarna is yellow; and beans, berries, onions, tuber suls, various sorts of melons, a foliated leaf vegetable, called Katch, and various root vegetables, such as turnips, carrots, radishes, of the sphere and cylinder varieties, and korts, a large, brownish-skinned, thick-skinned, sphere-shaped vegetable, usually some six inches in width, the interior of which is yellowish, fibrous and heavily seeded. Tribesmen of Gor, page 37

CORN
Presumably the same as corn on earth. Grown by the Sames in the Barrens.

They grow produce for their masters, such as wagmeza and wagnu, maize, or corn, and such things as pumpkins and squash. Savages of Gor, page 234

DATE
Similar to Earth, export of the Oasis

The principal export of the oases is dates and pressed-date bricks. Some of the date palms grow to more than a hundred feet high. It takes ten years before they begin to bear fruit. They will then yield fruit for more than a century. A given tree, annually, yields between one and five Gorean weights of fruit. A weight is some ten stone, or some forty Earth pounds. A great amount of farming, or perhaps one should speak of gardening, is done at the oasis, but little of this is exported. (Tribesman of Gor pg 37)

KATCH
A foliated leaf vegetable

At the oasis will be grown a hybrid; brownish Sa-Tarna, adapted to the heat of the desert; most Sa-Tarna is yellow; and beans, berries, onions, tuber suls, various sorts of melons, a foliated leaf vegetable, called Katch, and various root vegetables, such as turnips, carrots, radishes, of the sphere and cylinder varieties, and korts, a large, brownish-skinned, thick-skinned, sphere-shaped vegetable, usually some six inches in width, the interior of which is yellowish, fibrous and heavily seeded. Tribesmen of Gor, page 37

KES
The salty blue secondary root of the kes shrub can be eaten and is a primary ingredient in sullage, a form of Gorean soup.

First she boiled and simmered a kettle of Sullage, a common Gorean soup consisting of three standard ingredients and, as it is said, whatever else may be found, saving only the rocks of the field. The principal ingredients of Sullage are the golden Sul, the starchy, golden-brown, vine-borne fruit of the golden-leaved Sul plant; the curled, red, ovate leaves of the Tur-pa, a tree parasite, cultivated in host orchids of Tur trees; and the salty, blue secondary roots of the Kes Shrub, a small, deeply rooted plant which grows best in sandy soil. Priest-Kings of Gor, page 45

KORT
A large brownish-skinned, sphere shaped vegetable with a thick skin, usually six inches in width. It has a yellowish interior that is fibrous and heavily seeded. Served sliced with melted cheese and nutmeg.

At the oasis will be grown a hybrid; brownish Sa-Tarna, adapted to the heat of the desert; most Sa-Tarna is yellow; and beans, berries, onions, tuber suls, various sorts of melons, a foliated leaf vegetable, called Katch, and various root vegetables, such as turnips, carrots, radishes, of the sphere and cylinder varieties, and korts, a large, brownish-skinned, thick-skinned, sphere-shaped vegetable, usually some six inches in width, the interior of which is yellowish, fibrous and heavily seeded. Tribesmen of Gor, page 37

MUSHROOM
No description given other than it was prepared as a stuffed mushroom.

"Have a stuffed mushroom." Mercenaries of Gor, page 81

NUTS
Undescribed but presumably similar to an earth nut of some kind, possibly peanuts or cashews. It is an import of the Tahari and also ingredient for vulo stew.

To the oases caravans bring various goods, for example, rep-cloth, embroidered cloths, silks, rugs, silver, gold, jewelries, mirrors, kailiauk tusk, perfumes, hides, skins, feathers, precious woods, tools, needles, worked leather goods, salt, nuts and spices, jungle birds, prized as pets, weapons, rough woods, sheets of tin and copper, the tea of Bazi, wool from the bounding Hurt, decorated, beaded whips, female slaves, and may other forms of merchandise. Tribesmen of Gor, page 47

ONIONS
No description given, assuming it is similar to the earth onion.

At the oasis will be grown a hybrid; brownish Sa-Tarna, adapted to the heat of the desert; most Sa-Tarna is yellow; and beans, berries, onions, tuber suls, various sorts of melons, a foliated leaf vegetable, called Katch, and various root vegetables, such as turnips, carrots, radishes, of the sphere and cylinder varieties, and korts, a large, brownish-skinned, thick-skinned, sphere-shaped vegetable, usually some six inches in width, the interior of which is yellowish, fibrous and heavily seeded. Tribesmen of Gor, page 37

PEAS
Presumably the same as the earth vegetable. The climate is suited for growing many varieties of "peas", including baby butter beans, cowpeas, and black-eyed peas, as well as the common green gorean pea.

"I have peas and turnips, garlic and onions in my hut," said the man, his bundle like a giant's hump on his back. Outlaw of Gor, page 29

PEPPERS
Hot peppers found in the Tahari, used in cooking.

Some of the peppers and spices, relished even by children in the Tahari districts, were sufficient to convince an average good fellow of Thentis or Ar that the roof of his mouth and his tongue were being torn out of his head Tribesmen of Gor, page 47

POTATO
The only mention of an actual potato in the books.

"Dorna the Proud," said the slave, who tumbled onions, turnips, radishes, potatoes and bread into the feed trough.

Outlaw of Gor, page 155

PUMPKIN
Presumably the same as pumpkins on earth. Grown by the Sames in the Barrens.

They grow produce for their masters, such as wagmeza and wagnu, maize, or corn, and such things as pumpkins and squash. Savages of Gor, page 234

RADISH
There are two types of radish, a sphere shaped version and a cylinder shaped variety.

At the oasis will be grown a hybrid; brownish Sa-Tarna, adapted to the heat of the desert; most Sa-Tarna is yellow; and beans, berries, onions, tuber suls, various sorts of melons, a foliated leaf vegetable, called Katch, and various root vegetables, such as turnips, carrots, radishes, of the sphere and cylinder varieties, and korts, a large, brownish-skinned, thick-skinned, sphere-shaped vegetable, usually some six inches in width, the interior of which is yellowish, fibrous and heavily seeded. Tribesmen of Gor, page 37

SQUASH
Presumably the same as squash on earth. Grown by the Sames in the Barrens.

They grow produce for their masters, such as wagmeza and wagnu, maize, or corn, and such things as pumpkins and squash.

Savages of Gor, page 234

SUL
The sul is a large, thick skinned, starchy, yellow fleshed, root vegetable. A tuberous vegetable similar to the potato; often served sliced and fried in butter and salted. One way of serving is to break it open and fill it with melted Bosk cheese. Can be distilled into the drink called Sul-Paga.

Sul paga is, when distilled, though the Sul itself is yellow, as clear as water. The Sul is a tuberous root of the Sul plant; it is a Gorean staple.

Slave girl of Gor, page 134, Dancer of Gor pg 80

TURNIPS
Presumably the same as on earth. Turnips are also an import to the Tahari region.

"I have peas and turnips, garlic and onions in my hut," said the man, his bundle like a giant's hump on his back.

Outlaw of Gor, page 29

TUR-PAH
An edible tree parasite with curly, red, ovate leaves; grows on the tur tree; a main ingredient in sullage.

First she boiled and simmered a kettle of Sullage, a common Gorean soup consisting of three standard ingredients and, as it is said, whatever else may be found, saving only the rocks of the field. The principal ingredients of Sullage are the golden Sul, the starchy, golden-brown, vine-borne fruit of the golden-leaved Sul plant; the curled, red, ovate leaves of the Tur-pah, a tree parasite, cultivated in host orchids of Tur trees; and the salty, blue secondary roots of the Kes Shrub, a small, deeply rooted plant which grows best in sandy soil. Priest-Kings of Gor, page 45 Magicians of Gor pg 244

SPICES
CINNAMON CLOVE GARLIC
NUTMEG   PEPPER
CINNAMON
similar to earth

“Do you smell it?” asked Ulafi. “Yes,” I said. “It is cinnamon and cloves, is it not?” “Yes,” said Ulafi, “and other spices, as well.”

CLOVE
Similar to earth

“Do you smell it?” asked Ulafi. “Yes,” I said. “It is cinnamon and cloves, is it not?” “Yes,” said Ulafi, “and other spices, as well.”

GARLIC
Presumably the same as garlic on earth.

"I have peas and turnips, garlic and onions in my hut," said the man, his bundle like a giant's hump on his back.

Outlaw of Gor, page 29

NUTMEG
similar to earth

nutmegs and cloves, spikenard and peppers from the lands east of Bazi, the floral brocades, the perfumes of Tyros, the dark wines, the gorgeous diaphanous silks of glorious Ar. Captives of Gor chapter 8

PEPPER
similar to earth

nutmegs and cloves, spikenard and peppers from the lands east of Bazi,

MISCELLANEOUS

CANDIES CHOCOLATE FLAVORED ICES
HONEY HONEY CAKES MINT STICKS
SALT, SEA SALT, RED SALT, WHITE
SALT, YELLOW SUGAR SULLAGE
SWEETMEAT TASTA VERNINIUM OIL
CANDIES
Soft, rounded, succelent candies covered with a coating of syrup of fudge on a stick

It had to do with "tastas" or "stick candies." These are not candies, incidentally, like sticks, as, for example, licorice or peppermint sticks, but 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. It is then ready to be eaten. As the candy is held neatly in place there is very little mess in this arrangement. Similarly, as the candy is held in its fixed position, it may, in spite of its nature, be eaten, or bitten, or licked or sucked, as swiftly, or slowly, and as much at one’s leisure as one might please. These candies are usually sold at such places as parks, beaches, and promenades, at carnivals, expositions and fairs, and at various types of popular events, such as plays, song dramas, races, games, and kaissa matches. They are popular even with children. (Dancer of Gor)

CHOCOLATE
First cocoa beans probably came from Earth, Cosians obtain them in the tropics, rich and creamy.

It was a small, hard candy. It was sweet. I closed my eyes. It was the first sweet I had had since I had been brought to Gor. In the plain diet of a slave girl, such things are very precious. Girls would fight and tear at one another for a chocolate.

Slavegirl of Gor, page 216 Kajira of Gor pg 61

FLAVORED ICES
Ices sold at various events, the actual flavors used are unmentioned.

I heard a slave girl wheedling her master for a pastry. Free women, here and there, were delicately putting tidbits beneath their veils. Some even lifted their veils somewhat to drink of the flavored ices. Assassins of Gor, page 141

HONEY
Seems to be the same as on Earth, it is recorded often being placed upon sa-tarna bread and also within drinks

"I saw small fruit trees, and hives, where honey bees were raised; and there were small sheds, here and there, with sloping roofs of boards; in some such sheds might craftsmen work, in others fish might be dried or butter made." (Marauders of Gor, page 81)

HONEY CAKES
Made with honey and sesame seeds

"...from a vendor, the Forkbeard bought his girls honey cake; with their fingers they ate it eagerly, crumbs at the side of their mouths." (Marauders of Gor, pg. 143}

MINT STICKS
Similar to Earth

"On the tray, too, was the metal vessel which had contained the black wine, steaming and bitter, from far Thentis, famed for its tarn flocks, the small yellow-enameled cups from which we had drunk the black wine, its spoons and sugars, a tiny bowl of mint sticks, and the softened, dampened cloths on which we had wiped our fingers." (Beasts of Gor, pg. 10}

SALT, SEA
Salt, incidentally, is obtained by the men of Torvaldsland, most commonly, from sea water or from the burning of seaweed. It is also, however, a trade commodity, and is sometimes taken in raids. (Mauraders of Gor, pg. 187)

SALT, RED
Some salt mines at Kasra and Tor, 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. A delicacy...

"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." (Tribesmen of Gor, page 238)

SALT, WHITE
White salt - Comes from regular salt mines...

"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." (Tribesmen of Gor, page 238)

SALT, YELLOW
Comes from the sea, and from Kilma.

"It had been expected, I gathered, that I would sit at one of the two long side tables, and perhaps even below the bowls of red and yellow salt which divided these tables." (Assassin of Gor, pg. 86,

SUGAR
"With a tiny spoon, 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 spoons, one for the white sugar, another for the yellow, she stirred the beverage after each measure." (Tribesmen of Gor, page 89)

SULLAGE
Soup

"First she boiled and simmered a kettle of Sullage, a common Gorean soup consisting of three standard ingredients and, as it is said, whatever else may be found, saving only the rocks of the field. The principal ingredients of Sullage are the golden Sul, the starchy, golden-brown, vine-borne fruit of the golden-leaved Sul plant; the curled, red, ovate leaves of the Tur-pa, a tree parasite, cultivated in host orchids of Tur trees; and the salty, blue secondary roots of the Kes Shrub, a small, deeply rooted plant which grows best in sandy soil." (Priest-Kings of Gor, page 45)

SWEETMEAT
A candy like substance usually made from nuts, sugarwater, and various other ingredients.

Below me I saw a hawker of sweetmeats angrily discarding four silver-glazed, numbered clay tiles.

Assassin of Gor, page 140

TASTA
Small, round, succulent candy coated in syrup or fudge and then mounted upon a stick for easy handling and eating. Literal translation is "stick candy."

He yelled something raucous and ribald. It had to do with "tastas" or "stick candies." These are not candies, incidentally, like sticks, as, for example, licorice or peppermint sticks, but soft, rounded, succulent candies, usually covered in a coating of syrup or fudge, rather in the nature of the caramel apple, but much smaller, and, like the caramel apple, mounted on sticks. The candy is prepared and then the stick, from the bottom, is thrust up, deeply, into it. It is then ready to be eaten.

Dancer of Gor, page 81

VERNINIUM OIL
By-product of Veminium petals being boiled in water; a scented oil used in middle to upper class homes to rinse hands before and after eating. (Tribesmen of Gor, page 50)

BREAD
BISCUITS BLACK BREAD BONDMAID GRUEL
PEMMICAN RENCE CAKES

SA-TARNA BREAD

SA-TARNA GRAIN SESAME SEEDS

SLAVE BREAD

PORRIDGE

BISCUITS
Flat pressed biscuits baked from Sa-Tarna flour.

Grunt, from his own stores, brought forth some dried, pressed biscuits, baked in Kailiauk from Sa-Tarna flour.

Savages of Gor, page 328

BLACK BREAD
Baked soft and full flavoured from Gorean grains, heavy and dark, served with clotted Bosk Cream or honey.

The great merchant galleys of Port Kar, and Cos, and Tyros, and other maritime powers, utilized thousands of such miserable wretches, fed on brews of peas and black bread, chained in the rowing holds, under the whips of slave masters, their lives measured by feedings and beatings, and the labor of the oar.

Hunters of Gor, page 13

BONDMAID GRUEL
Gruel made of Sa-Tarna meal and water often with dried or raw fish added into it. Eaten by the slaves of the north; usually known as bond-maids

Another of the bond-maids was then freed to mix the bond-maid gruel, mixing fresh water with Sa-Tarna meal, and then stirring in the raw fish. (Marauders of Gor:4:64) The bond-maids did not much care for their gruel, unsweetened, mudlike Sa-Tarna meal, with raw fish. They fed, however. (Marauders of Gor:4:65)

PEMMICAN
A hardened cake of fruit, meat and berries which is a staple item to the red savages.

There are various ways in which pemmican may be prepared, depending primarily on what one adds to the mixture, in the way of herbs, seasonings, and fruit. A common way of preparing it is as follows. Strips of kailiauk meat, thinly sliced and dried on poles in the sun, are pounded fine, almost to a powder. Crushed fruit, usually chokecherries, is then added to the meat. The whole, then, is mixed with, and fixed by, kailiauk fat, subsequently, usually, being divided into small, flattish, rounded cakes. The fruit sugars make this, in its way, a quick energy food, while the meat, of course, supplies valuable, long-lasting stamina protein. This, like the dried meat, or jerky, from which it is made, can be eaten either raw or cooked.

Blood Brothers of Gor, page 46

RENCE CAKES
A type of cake made from fried rence paste, on flat stones, often sprinkled with rence seeds.

In a moment the woman had returned with a double handful of wet rence paste. When fried on flat stones it makes a kind of cake, often sprinkled with rence seeds. Raiders of Gor, page 25

SA-TARNA BREAD
Bread baked from Sa-Tarna grain The bread is a rounded, flat loaf that is yellow in color and usually split into eight divisions. It is baked as a round flat loaf. Can be butter crusted with bosk butter for a particular sheen and golden richness.

Then, while the other fellow took his place on the wagon box and started the ponderous draft beast into motion, he gave me two generous pieces of bread, two full wedges of Sa-Tarna bread, a fourth of a loaf. Such bread is usually baked in round, flat loaves, with eight divisions in a loaf. Some smaller loaves are divided into four divisions.

Kajira of Gor, page 216

SA-TARNA GRAIN
A yellowish grain that forms a staple of the Gorean diet.

Far to my left, I saw a splendid field of Sa-Tarna, bending beautifully in the wind, that tall yellow grain that forms a staple of the Gorean diet.

Outlaw of Gor, page 19

SESAME SEEDS
Presumed the same as the earth consumable of the same name.

The only relief in their existence comes once a year, on the birthday of the Tatrix, when they are served a small cake, made with honey and sesame seeds, and a small pot of poor Kal-da. Outlaw of Gor, page 150

SLAVE BREAD
Is a rough coarse-grain bread

I did not forget the slave, of course. Crusts of bread did I throw to the boards before her. It was slave bread, rough and coarse-grained. (Tribesman of Gor, pg, 48)

PORRIDGE
Fungus is ground and mixed with water, forming a porridge of sorts;.

"I, mixing the water with the precooked meal, formed a sort of cold porridge or gruel. I then, with my fingers, and putting the bowl even to my lips, fell eagerly upon that thick, bland, moist substance." (Kajira of Gor, page 257)

DAIRY
ARTIC GANT EGGS BOSK CHEESE BUTTER
VERR CHEESE VULO EGGS WHITE GRUNT EGGS
ARTIC GANT EGGS
Eggs of the Gant bird which are eaten like apples when frozen. Popular with the red hunters.

I stepped aside to let a young girl pass, who carried two baskets of eggs, those of the migratory arctic gant.They nest in the mountains of the Hrimgar and in steep, rocky outcroppings, called bird cliffs,found here and there jutting out of the tundra. The bird cliffs doubtless bear some geological relation to the Hrimgar chains. When such eggs are frozen they are eaten like apples.

Beasts of Gor, page 196

BOSK CHEESE
Quite simply, cheese made from the milk of the bosk. Has a lighter taste than verr cheese.

The Tarn Keeper, who was called by those in the tavern Mip, bought the food, bosk steak and yellow bread, peas and Torian olives, and two golden-brown, starchy Suls, broken open and filled with melted bosk cheese.

Assassin of Gor, page 168

BUTTER
Churned from the milk of either the Bosk or the Verr.

She offered me a silver tray on which, hot and steaming, were wedges of Gorean bread, made from Sa-Tarna grain. It took one of them and, from the tureen, with the small silver dipper, both on the tray, poured hot butter on the bread.

Rogue of Gor, page 191

VERR CHEESE
Made from the milk of the Bosk or the Verr. Bosk cheese is firm and can be sliced, while that of the Verr is soft and can be mixed with herbs, chopped vegetables, or sweeteners and adapted to many recipes.

VULO EGGS
See Vulo

WHITE GRUNT EGGS
Perhaps comparable to caviar, as they are served with the first course during the dinner along with fruit and pastries.

Before each guests there were tiny slices of tospit and larma, small pastries, and in a tiny golden cup, with a small golden spoon, the clustered, black, tiny eggs of the white grunt.

Fighting Slave of Gor, page 276

SOUPS & PORRIDGES
BOND-MAID GRUEL SLAVE PORRIDGE SULLAGE


BOND-MAID GRUEL
A cold, unsweetened mixture of water and Sa-Tarna meal, on which slaves are fed; in Torvaldsland, it is often mixed with pieces of chopped parsit fish Eaten by the slaves of the north, usually known as bond-maids.

The men who fished with the net had now cleaned the catch of parsit fish, and chopped the cleaned, boned, silverish bodies into pieces, a quarter inch in width. Another of the bond-maids was then freed to mix the bond-maid gruel, mixing fresh water with Sa-Tarna meal, and then stirring in the raw fish.

Marauders of Gor, page 63

SLAVE PORRIDGE
Extremely nourishing though very bland porridge made for consumption by slaves.

I, mixing the water with the precooked meal, formed a sort of cold porridge or gruel. I then, with my fingers, and putting the bowl even to my lips, fell eagerly upon that thick, bland, moist substance.

Kajira of Gor, page 257

SULLAGE
A common soup made of suls, kes, and tur-pah as well as anything else that is handy at the time.

First she boiled and simmered a kettle of Sullage, a common Gorean soup consisting of three standard ingredients and, as it is said, whatever else may be found, saving only the rocks of the field. The principal ingredients of Sullage are the golden Sul, the starchy, golden-brown, vine-borne fruit of the golden-leaved Sul plant; the curled, red, ovate leaves of the Tur-pa, a tree parasite, cultivated in host orchids of Tur trees; and the salty, blue secondary roots of the Kes Shrub, a small, deeply rooted plant which grows best in sandy soil.

Priest-Kings of Gor, page 45

 

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