Dardunah Cuisine

      Dardunah Cuisine

      We have jobs such as Baker, Brewer,Confectioner, Cook, and Chef that got me thinking, while Species are noted for liking certain kinds of Foods like Fruits, Snails, Shellfish will we get a menu of actual dishes from Dardunah? Like if you went to a Bakery, what would be the names of the various Baked Good?
      In my games I have always used dishes regional to different cultures that corresponded to the World Guide's entry for that nation. Resulting in my player's character eating dishes like Kebabs of mint-rubbed, turmeric and nut crusted buthan, with a Köfte, vegetable dishes such as a courgette with minced meat, meze and a Turkish specialty called 'mantı' which is basically folded triangles of dough containing minced meat. Almost like a Samosa.

      Incidentally, with no mammals, I have always assumed there were no cream or yogurt accompaniments, like Raita or that cubey cheese that's in Sag Paneer in Indian quisine.

      I remember some tea-house meals in more asiatic nations that featured a Bi Bim Kook Soo. Which on Earth is a korean cold-served noodle dish that is GREAT in hot weather. Often made with rice noodles. Which would logically have a common analog in Dárdünah. Served in the hot, more equatorial regions.

      I like to look for dishes with exotic names that make them seem alien and mysterious. Even staples like baba ghanoush and Hummus, Felafels of interesting made-up ingredients and so on. I have used dishes like tabbouleh, and mutabbal and Kibbeh in order to foster an air of foreign fantasy in my setting.

      Heck, grab a Thai Restaurant menu and pick nearly anything, I say! It will sound like the product of a world far, far away! :)
      "Daggra" means "Enemy" in Tibetan.
      "Chora" means "Thief" in Sanskrit.
      Excellent!!! Both of you, I agree that their would be a suthra which would produce a type of milk for the many different sauces offered on the world itself, and I also agree with Ghorum's idea of drawing from examples in our own world based on the cultural paradigms of the area in the SHARD RPG world... this is one of the things I believe we secretly hoped would happen in that it brings an opportunity to explore aspects of other cultures and cultivate the exchange of many nationalities contributions to the world as a whole...
      And, of course, don't forget the amazing dishes of India to use as inspiration!!! Ghorüm suggested a few of these,...and there are SO MANY more to explore and blend with the exotic insect elements of the Shard game... Add to that some freaky live delicacies just to gross-out your players from time to time (slimy, yet satisfying!), and you can really create some fun moments in-game....

      Though a lot of this should be left up to the GM and the players' imaginations in general, Andrew and I hope to touch upon culinary delicacies a bit more in the "World Guide", and perhaps some modules and Travelers' Guide supplements to follow....

      Scottie ^^
      Another thing I like to do often is simply mix the idea of two different fruit or vegetable combinations there by creating new and exotic hybrid options... for example I might say that there is a melon being served which is red like an apple but has a green center like a honey dew melon with a large seed in the middle like a peach and when you taste it you discover it actually is.... if you can imagine a combination of all these flavors and textures... this allows the players to use the power of their own imagination to do much of the creative work for you. By simply giving them gentle clues and guidance any number of unique and exciting delicacies could be invented...