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Who Doesn't Love a Good Meal?

We all have a favourite meal. That thing that can turn a frown upside down, or at least make us forget how the world is continually collapsing around us. Have you ever considered how an entirely different culture might approach making such a dish? Taking it one step further… what if they weren't of this world?

Pick a fantasy race, and show us how they might put a spin on your favourite dish. Think about when and why they would eat it, and what ingredient restrictions might force them into… creative alterations. Is it something that they would eat often as comfort food? Is it something they'd eat on special occasions, as part of a celebration?

Don't limit yourself just to the food - ask yourself questions about what they'd serve it upon. Perhaps all the deepest dwarves have with which to celebrate a newly excavated tunnel wing is a few sad potatoes, but the gem encrusted plates, the finely crafted silverware and tankards make all the difference.

And when concocting the food itself, don't forget the seasoning - the true hero of any meal. Consider what might be commonly available, and what might be so rarely used that no one would be caught dead missing the feast.

Example illustration by sluggydragon.

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