Fantasy food

Leffa

Category: 

Herb 
 

Location Found: 

All Temperature Climates

(Wynsiph)
 

Description:

Leffa is a common herb to see in the kitchen.  Two or three chopped leaves can improve almost any dish.  Leffa is a good starting herb for those just learning how to garden.  It is hardy to a wide range of conditions and has been known to recover even after all of its leaves wilt.


 

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:

Leffa tastes like parsley with the slightest hint of honey.

Blecku Blossoms

Category: 

Food 
 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph
 

Description:

In spite of the bitterness of the berries they produce, Blecku Blossoms make for a popular treat among wynglings.  The blossoms are full of a delicious nectar, and can be eaten right off of the bush.  To ensure a portion of the flower get the chance to fruit, the Blecku Bush grows immense amounts of blossoms of the course of a week.  Some years they grow so thick that the plant's leaves are hardly visible.  Getting the nectar from a blossom is simple.  Just put bundle of blossoms in your mouth, squish them with your tongue, and enjoy.  One local name for them is 'little bonnets', used primarily by those who live in or around wynsiph.

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:

The petals of the blossoms are flavorless, but the nectar within is tangy and flavorful.  It is similar to Honeysuckle flowers in its fresh and flowery flavor mixed with sour apple flavor.

Luster Fruit

Category: 

Food

Location Found: 

Wynsiph
 

Description:

Getting it's name from it's ridiculously vibrant color scheme and seeds that shine like stars.The Luster fruit grows in all sorts of regions but prefers a location with plenty of rain. During the day when the sun hits a Luster tree, it will sparkle and you won't be able to miss it!
 

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:

The Luster fruit is tangy, sweet, and almost unbearably pouring with sugary sweetness. It's not acidic, just incredibly booming with flavor. It's too much "UMPH" for most Wyngrew. Can also cause hyper-activity due to all the sugar. 

Crunchy Claws

Category: 

Food 
 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph
 

Description:

These make a popular treat among earth magic users who are learning how to sprout seeds.  Pop them in your mouth, put a little magic into them, and enjoy the unique flavor!

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:
These seeds have a unique taste for every wyngro who tries them.  It's believed that the magic of the person eating them is what gives them their unique flavor.

Palimino Tears

Category: 

Food 

Location Found: 

Palimino Lake

Description:

These berries are large, about the size of a tangerine, are usually seen floating in the lake by town.  Harvesting these berries is quite a challenge, and it takes a delicate hand and a skilled water magic user to lift them out of the river while keeping them surrounded by water.  If they touch the air, they'll burst, leaving only the inedible core and a clear flavorless skin behind.  If handled carefully enough to make it to someone's mouth, they can make for a delicious delicacy, well worth the effort to get it for the wonderful flavor.

It's flavor makes many want to own a plant of their own for its fruit, but despite the many methods attempted by different wyngrew over the years, nobody has ever managed to make one bear fruit. The best way to get one is to rent a boat from Gilligan and go out onto the lake to find some for yourself!
 

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:
Initially this berry floods the mouth with a strong, unique flavor before fading away, leaving a pleasant aftertaste.  The hard core at the center of it is flavorless, as is the clear skin.

Table Fruit

Category: 

Food 
 

Location Found: 

The deep woods outside of Wynsiph.
 

Description:
Also called Fairy Tables.This fruit got its name from looking like a small table when you put it on its "legs." Young wynglings are told stories about how fairies use these fruits for feasts and parties, as the trees these fruits fall from are usually surrounded by small "tables". It has 4 bumps with a flat top and a flat bottom with a large leaf crest.

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:

Simular to an apricot in texture and taste.

Crestump Fruit

Category: 

Food 
 

Location Found: 

Southern, tropical areas

(Does not grow in Wynsiph)
 

Description:

Crestump Fruits are grown from the small, stumpy Crestump Trees native to the tropical areas of the world. They're not particularly rare, but take a lot of care to grow since certain insects are attractive to the tree's sweet sap. Its vibrant colors are a hit with certain regions, and is a staple mascot fruit for any tropical area.
 

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:

The skin is thick and the consistency of a banana peel, only more gummy and completely edible, if a bit strange. It is sour in taste. Some might find it a little bitter, depending on the season and growth of the tree. The insides are extremely pungent, tasting a sort of sweetness that will knock your socks off. It's an acquired taste. The texture is comparable to a peach or apricot.

Rustle Dust

Category: 

Food 
 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph
 

Description:

The fragile nature of this fruit makes it a difficult one to eat. It turns to dust at the slightest touch, so a quick hand is needed to get it into your mouth before it disintegrates.  A little boost from wind magic is perfect for those who wish to eat this fruit.  If you can manage to bite down on one before it falls apart, you'll find it to be a surprisingly porous fruit on the inside before they collapse in your mouth.  However, make sure you are careful if you aren't an experienced wind magic user.  You may end up with a face covered in rustle dust!

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:
If you can manage to get this fruit into your mouth, it'll collapse into a pile of dust that's not unlike eating a mouthful of sugar with an added hint of citrus flavor.

Pona Bop

Category: 

Food 
 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph
 

Description:

This staple crop, while mostly flavorless, has a variety of culinary uses.  After harvest the clusters are set in the sun to dry they can be ground down into a pink multipurpose flour.  The dried chips made by the kernels can also make a nice snack when coated in seasonings or soaked in juice and redried. During summer and winter when the clusters are dried out it's common for a place like Wynsiph to find itself with a large surplus of pona bops, and the chips are stored in large bags until the next harvest comes in.

 

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:

Eating pona bops is a lot like eating watery grapes with the slightest hint of pineapple flavor.  

Ember Snaps

Category: 

Food 
 

Location Found: 

Desert

Description:

These hard shelled nuts prefer the dry and sunny desert over the forests near wynsiph.  They are a commonly imported food, and are very easy to transport.  They're more popular in Antova, but they often make their way into  the market stalls of Wynsiph as they are transported through the town.

When cracked open with tools, these nuts are bitter and dense, and are only really suited to cooking alongside slow cooking meats and stews.  The more popular way of eatin them is to crack them open with a little bit of fire magic.  When heated up enough, they pop open like popcorn and develop a much nicer tasting interior.

 

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:
After being cooked open, they taste a lot like steak flavored popcorn.  A little weird, but strangely popular among fire magic users.

Snail Fruit

Category: 

Food 
 

Location Found: 

???
 

Description:

A green curled up fruit with purple or red leaves and stems. 
The trees these fruit grow on have a dark wood color, so the bright green swirls are easily spotted.

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:

A somewhat thick skin like a banana, and the sap is very sticky and gooey.
Though still edible and tastes like a kiwi.

Prickly Paw

Category: 

Food

 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph
 

Description:

Coming from the Prickly Paw Bush, this unusual fruit can be used in all sorts of useful ways to the resourceful Wyngro.
The seeds are extremely bitter, but can be used as a bug repellent if ground up! While powder from the shell can be smashed up to be combined with aloe and luster fruit, allowing it to spread over sore muscles to rejuvenate them.
A dried prickly paw shell can be used as a tinder for a fire as well, though it is recommended that any seed pods are removed before doing so as it is possible for the pod to suddenly crack open in the heat and fling out blazing seeds.

 

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:

The pod pulp tastes like a sour blueberry and pear hybrid with a slightly bitter aftertaste. 
However it can be combined with recipes to make it quite tasty! Just make sure to use lots of sugar

Kualla Leaves

Category: 

Food
 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph
 

Description:

Kualla Leaves go great in salads, juiced, or even raw! Darker on the inside than the outside. When you can start to see the dark green insides, you know it's at peak ripeness! Kualla Leaves are one of the most famous starter plants to grow. They're the easiest to grow and take up little space when growing.
 

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:

Crisp, juicy, and just a little bit sweet! Kualla leaves are comparable to lettuce in feel and but they're definitely thicker. 
They're crunchier and juicier than lettuce, making them great with fruit salads to balance the sweetness but keep the juiciness.

Charberries

Category: 

Food
 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph
 

Description:

Charberries are grown like most normal berries. They grow in berry fields and are easy to spot because of their attribute of being half burnt more often than not. Charberries are fairly common, can just be picked off of their bushes and they're great if you want a spicy meal! When growing them, some wyngrew like to shade their berries from the sun as to not let them sizzle until it's time for them to be used for cooking. Others may prefer the more natural roast, letting them sit where they are. The more they sit under the sun, the crunchier they get.
 

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:

They have the same thin peel and the same consistency as a berry, which might deem them dangerous when cutting because of the amount of juice they have. They have a more roasted/grilled taste with a very spicy kick. The consistency and juiciness changes to the more crunchy side, like a pepper.

Floaty Fruit

Category: 

Food 
 

Location Found: 

Desert

Description:

Floaty Fruits are juicy and sweet! (Make sure it's bright red like this one before picking one for optimal sweetness!) 
They change flavor and color as they grow, so some wyngrew enjoy plucking them while they're still green or yellow for a more sour flavor!
Wynglings like to put their arms through these fruits and play pretend with them.
They're commonly found in Wynsiph and are a very popular fruit!

 

Comparable tastes to real-life foods: 

Floaty Fruits have the smooth consistency of a watermelon or cantelope, with more of a sweet, citrusy taste!

Frowny Root

Category: 

Food 

 

Location Found: 

Mountains and Deserts

 

Description:

This rare root is only found in the hard to reach, dry rocky places.  It comes in two similar looking varieties, one that grows in hotter area and one that grows in colder areas.  It's thick main root holds enough water to last it through many months of drought, and each node on it sprouts dozens of hairy roots that can grow several meters long, choking out any nearby competition. This plant is highly desired for its many uses, but is hard to grow outside of its harsh native enviornment, so it is mostly cultivated by skilled earth magic users of intermediate level or above.  

The leaves of this plant are very stiff, cracking easily into little flakes when harvested.  They have a flavor far too strong to taste good on its own, but they are a popular, if somewhat pricey spice.  The root can cause severe indigestion and vomiting when eaten raw, but when a small sliver is steeped in tea it makes a powerful cure for nausea as well as a strong appetite suppressant. Strong enough that some wyngro have become emaciated from consuming it for too long, so medical practitioners must be careful with how long they have a patient drinking the medicinal tea.

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:

The leaves of this plant are an incredibly sharp citrus taste, and in higher concentrations it can cause a naty bitter aftertaste that comes back for hours after eating the plant.  In smaller concentrations if makes many dishes more flavorful and enjoyable.  The root is extremely bitter, as is the tea it can be made into.  It can be compared to the taste of clove oil.

Puckoo Meat

Category: 

Food 

 

Description:
Raw puckoo fillets are a satisfying meal for any meat-eater! It's the cheapest kind of meat, especially in Wynsiph where Puckoo farms are common. 
The skin is soft and slightly rubbery, as well as perfectly edible. Some Wyngrew dislike the texture though and prefer to peel it off. Most market owners keep the skin on as it's an iconic look of the meat. 

Comparable to real life tasts:
Consistency is like the dark meat of chicken, but it tastes closer to fish. 

Grilled Crestumps

Category: 

Food 

 

Description:
These flavorful slices are a popular side dish at parties.  They're a bit harder to cook than some other dishes with how easily they burn in the heat of the grill, but they are quick and easy to prepare for more experienced chefs.

Comparable to real life tasts:
Grilled crestump tastes like a very sweet grilled plantain.  A skilled chef is able to maintain the juiciness of the fruit through grilling, allowing it to maintain a hint of its natural sourness.

Drinks

Cold Shower

Category: 

Drink
 

Sap Status: 

Sappy
 

Description:

Consuming this sappy drink gives you icy chills all over your body. Having a few too many of these often results in wyngrew believing they have mastered the art of ice magic.

Cheep's Stuff

Category: 

Drink
 

Sap Status: 

Sappy
 

Description:

Nothing comes cheaper than Cheep's! With a very artificially sweet taste you'd be surprised by just how potent this sap is! Wynglings pretending to be adult like to pour syrup into glasses and pretend they're drinking this sap.

Love Potion 42

Category: 

Drink
 

Sap Status: 

Sappy
 

Description:

A drink for two wyngrew to share, though lonely wyngrew can drink it alone.

This unique drink with it's sweet lighter than air foam is not actually a potion, and won't actually make you fall in love, but it is the perfect drink to share with a partner! It warms you up when you drink it, then gives you cool minty breath. Although it may look like a kid's drink, it is midly sappy, and should not be given to wynglings, no matter how disappointed they look.

Sailor's Swamp

Category: 

Drink
 

Sap Status: 

Sappy
 

Description:

This drink looks like it tastes terrible... But it sure does get you in a sappy mood quickly...

Spiced Sap

Category: 

Drink
 

Sap Status: 

Sappy
 

Description:

This spicy drink is hot enough to make your mouth smoke!  The careful blend of saps with spicy foods like charberries and ember snaps is more than some wyngrew are able to handle. For added flair many bartenders will serve these drinks on fire!

Blecku Beer

Category: 

Drink
 

Sap Status: 

Sappy
 

Description:

The petals seen floating in this bubbly sap are more for show than for flavor.  The real trick to this drink's taste is the slightly sour nectar collected from the blossoms.  Fancier varieties of this sap will remove the nectar using magic and candy the blossoms before putting them in the sap.