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Cuisine in the world of Deltora
General information
Type

Food and drinks

Examples
  • Bread
  • Ale
  • Sweets

Cuisine in the world of Deltora is common throughout the islands, however, regional variation can be found, particularly between territories and isolated cities.

Deltora[]

After the seabed collapse north of Deltora, the island became more abundant and fruitful.[1] This allowed for farming to become easier and thus, cuisine developed significantly. Many dishes are common throughout the island, however variation exists between tribes.[2]

Cooking style[]

A huge variety of dishes exist in Deltora. Deltora is a large island with great variation in climate and therefore food. Baking is extensively used to make bread, cake, pastries and buns. Farming and crops are common throughout the island, and thus meat and other produce is used in many dishes. Wild food is popular among travellers and beverages such as ale and tea is commonly served.

Common ingredients[]

  • Beef — The meat of a cow or an ox, often used to make stew.
  • Celery — Marshland plant used as a vegetable.
  • Corn — Crop grown on fields, used to make cakes and also made into flour for bread. A lot of corn is grown on the Hira plain.
  • Fennel — A flowering plant species in the carrot family, a highly aromatic and flavourful herb.
  • Fish — Used in many dishes.
  • Flour — Used to make bread, buns and cakes.
  • Honey — Used as a sweetener.
  • Mint — Also called peppermint. A cooking herb.
  • Milk — White liquid from mammals used in cooking.[3]
  • Oat — Grown in fields on the Hira plain.
  • Onion — Round vegetable.
  • Painted Plain Deer — Deer meat is eaten by Broome hunters and dragons.
  • Parsley — A species of flowering plant used as a herb in cooking.
  • Partridge eggs — Eggs of the partridge.
  • Pig — Animal.[4][notes 1]
  • Potato — Extremely common root vegetable.
  • Sweet potato — A variation of potato.
  • Thyme — An aromatic perennial evergreen herb with culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses.
  • Traveller's Weed — Common plant found throughout Ruby territory. Has a slight peppermint taste when eaten raw and helps with digestion.[5] Is also eaten on the island of Dorne, presumably imported from Deltora.[6]
  • Wheat — Used to make flour for many dishes and grown in Hira.[2]

Seasonings and spices[]

  • Salt
  • Pepper

Fruits[]

  • Apple — Juicy red fruit grown on trees.
  • Berries — Small fruit that grows on bushes.
  • Grape — Berry that grows on a grapevine.[7]
  • Melon — Hard shelled fruit.[8]
  • Sea berry —Berries found near the sea.[9]
  • Sweetplum — Round purple fruit found throughout Ruby territory.
  • Water berry — Berry found near the coast of Deltora used for food and drink.[3]
  • Wildberry — Fruit used to make wildberry wine.[7]

Dishes[]

  • Auron flatbread — Speckled flatbread that tastes of the sea.
  • Beef stew — Stew made of beef.
  • Biscuit[2]
  • Bread — Made from flour.[2]
  • Cake — Baked desert made of flour, eggs, butter and sugar. Can also be decorated with icing and sugar flowers.[8][10]
  • Chocolate — Brown sweet.[10]
  • Chewing toffee — Extremely popular toffee among Polypans used as a form of payment, which they have become addicted to.
  • Chicken and dumpling soup — Soup made of chicken and dumplings served at Jaliad.[2]
  • Chowder — A kind of fish stew.[2]
  • Corn Cake — Small cake made from corn.[8]
  • Cheese — Dairy product derived from milk.[8]
  • Crab Claws — Served boiled at stalls in Broome.
  • Dried meat — Long-lasting meat used during travels.[2]
  • Flat bread — Bread cooked flat over a fire.[11]
  • Fish — Cooked and sometimes battered.
  • Fish Cake — Cake made out of fish.
  • Fish pie — Pie with fish served throughout Deltora.
  • Honey cake — Cake made with honey.[12]
PigRats

Pig Rat is hunted for its rich and savoury taste.

Pickled onions

Pickled onions in a jar.

Nuts and dried fruit

Nuts and dried fruits.

  • Pastry — Dough of flour, water and shortening (solid fats, including butter) that may be savoury or sweetened. Often eaten as deserts.
  • Peppermint Fancies — Round pink-striped sweets that smell of peppermint.[3]
  • Pie — Baked good.
  • Pig Rat — Animal found on the Painted Plain resembling a cross between a rat and a pig.[2] Eaten roasted.[5] Pig Rat dripping is also used for frying in Brome.[13]
  • Pickled onions — Onions that have been pickled for preservation and taste.[12]
  • Potato — Cut into fingers, fried in oil and served with a little salt.[2]
  • Preserved fruit — Fruits that have been preserved in various different ways,[10] such as drying in the sun.[13]
  • Pumpkin — Served roasted.[2]
  • Nodnap — A type of bird living on the Painted Plain in Opal territory.[2] According to Jewel of Broome they make good eating.[12]
  • Rice with dried fruit — Dish of rice sweetened with dried fruit.[12]
  • Roast chicken — Chicken roasted.
  • Roll — Small lump of bread.[10]
  • Sandwich — Food item consisting of one or more types of food, such as vegetables, sliced cheese or meat, placed on or between slices of bread.[12]
  • Sausage — Made from many different kinds of meat, including pork.[10]
  • Skewer — Skewer of meat, sausages and vegetables.[10]
  • Sugared fruit — Fruit that have been covered in sugar, eaten as a desert.[10]
  • Sweets —Different types of candy.[10]
  • Tart — A baked dish consisting of a filling over a pastry base with an open top not covered with pastry.
  • Toffee sweet — Toffee candy eaten as a desert.[2]
  • Vegetable soup — Soup made with vegetables.[7]

Beverages[]

  • Ale — Beverage served at inns and celebrations. Slight variations on recipe unique to each territory and particularly strong in Jaliad.
  • Fish soup — Served in a mug and sold at Broome.[2]
  • Golden wine — Wine served by Fardeep as the guardian appeared golden.[14]
  • Queen Bee Cider — Beverage made from tree-aged cider apples.[15]
  • Red wine — Wine made from grapes.[7]
  • Tea — Made from leaves in hot water.[2]
  • Wildberry wine — Wine made from wildberries.[7]

Pirrans[]

Common ingredients[]

  • Seawing – A fish, caught and eaten by the Plume tribe.[16]
  • Form of flour – A form of flour, for bread, as can be inferres from the Aurona baking bread.[9]
  • Fish – Several fish live in the Pirran seas and are caught by the Pirran tribes for food, for fish oil used for lamps and lighting stoves and more.

Dishes[]

  • Oily soup – Strong, oily soup made from some form of creature, possibly more than one, served in large snail shells. It is unpleasant to most human. May contain remnants of a creature used, such as the shrivelled claw of some horrible creature. Auron dish.[9]
  • Molisk patty — Festival dish of the Auron tribe that resembles green meatballs. Is delicately flavoured, and can be made to melt on the tongue.[9]
  • Flat bread rolls – flat, speckled bread rolls, often eaten with Molisk patties by Aurons. They taste of the sea but are crisp and warm.[9]

Fruits[]

Beverages[]

Dorne[]

Common ingredients[]

  • Onion — Round vegetable.[17]
  • Goat meat — Meat from goat.
  • Potato
  • Domesticated bloodhog — New, domesticated breed of the bloodhog. Its flesh is as sweet as a hoji nut.[18]

Seasonings and spices[]

  • Salt
  • Pepper

Fruits[]

  • Apple — Juicy red fruit grown on trees.
  • Bell fruit — Juicy, yellow bell-shaped fruit of the bell tree. Used to make preserves and can be dried.

Dishes[]

  • Bell fruit preserve — A preserve made from the juicy fruit of the bell tree, picked when ripe. It is golden in colour, from the yellow bell fruit, and is sweet. The preserve is stored in jars that are sealed extremely tightly.[19] As it is a preserve rather than a jam, most if not all the fruit is likely used, cut into chunks or pieces, and placed into a gel or a syrup.
  • Bread — Can be made to be fragrant.[19]
  • Cheese — Dairy product derived from milk.
  • Dried bell tree fruit — Fruit from the bell tree, dried.[19]
  • Duck egg — Blue-shelled egg served hard boiled.
  • Hoji nut — Sweet nut.
  • Honey — Used as a sweetener.
  • Rice pastry — Pastry made with rice.
  • Roll — Bread roll.
  • Savory pie — Pies that are made to taste savory.[19]
  • Skewer — Skewer threaded with vegetables and chunks of spiced, tender meat from Riverside hog.
  • Spice cake — Cake made with spices.[18]
  • Spiced sausage — Sausage flavored with spice.
  • Sugared apple — Served on a stick as a festival food, such as when Chieftain Farr came to Fell End.[18]
  • Sweet cake — A cake that is sweet.[19]
  • Sweetcake — Small, sweet cakes. May be stored in a tin. [19]
  • Sweet bun — A sweet bun. [18]
  • Tarny roots — Roots of the tarny plant, often used as horse feed.[6][18]
  • Fried potato — Sometimes served as chunks. A popular festival foods, which may be served in a twist of paper.

Beverages[]

  • Ale — Foaming beverage served in taverns.
  • Amber tea — Type of tea.
  • Wine — Drink made from fermented grape juice.[19]
  • Coffee — A brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, the seeds of berries from certain Coffea species. Coffee is darkly colored, bitter, slightly acidic and has a stimulating effect in humans, primarily due to its caffeine content.[18]

Alternative future Dorne[]

Common ingredients[]

  • Whine — Insect.[6]

Dishes[]

  • Smoked whine — Insects that are served smoked.[6]
  • Sea biscuit — Most likely a hardtack of some kind.[6]

Maris[]

Common ingredients[]

  • Bukshah milk — Creamy milk produced by bukshah.[20]
  • Hoopberry — Fruit of the hoopberry tree, used to make pies and as juice.
  • Slip-daisy — Used to make slip-daisy wine.[21]
  • Fish — Caught and eaten by the Maris folk, and traded by them with the people of Rin and the Travellers. Since the people of Rin rarely come to the coast, they usually only have fish to eat after making the long trip there to trade.

Seasonings and spices[]

  • Salt
  • Pepper

Dishes[]

  • Bread — Made from flour.[20]
  • Bread roll — Made from flour.[22]
  • Bukshah cheese — Cheese made from bukshah milk, sometimes melted and eaten on toasted bread.[20]
  • Bukshah curd — Curd made from bukshah milk.[20]
  • Cake — Baked desert made of flour, eggs, butter and sugar.
  • Jelly — Dessert made with sweetened and flavored gelatin.
  • Honey cake — Cake made with honey.[20]
  • Hoopberry honey — Golden honey produced by bees with the nectar of the white flowers of the hoopberry trees.[23] Used as a sweetener.[20] According to Trader Sven, it is the best honey in all of the Silver Sea.[13]
  • Pickled Kirrian Worm eggs — Eggs of the Kirran Worm which has been pickled.[13]
  • Oat cake — A type of flatbread, similar to a cracker or biscuit.
  • Salad — A dish consisting of a mixture of small pieces of food, usually vegetables.
  • Seaweed cake — Light and nourishing cake made with seaweed.
  • Sun-dried fruit — Various fruits preserved by drying in the sun.
  • Toasted bread — Bread, toasted.
  • Toffee — Chewing candy.

Beverages[]

  • Hoopberry juice — Blue juice made from hoopberries.[20]
  • Hoopberry wine — Wine made from hoopberries.[13]
  • Slip-daisy wine — Wine made from slipdaisies.[21]

Two Moons[]

Common ingredients[]

  • Onion — Round vegetable.[13]
  • Swamp orchid — Used to make tuppi and orchid wine.[13]

Dishes[]

  • Tuppi — Small pink rounded sweet that taste refreshing and a bit minty. They are made with swamp orchids.[13]

Beverages[]

  • Orchid wine — Wine made from swamp orchids.[13]

Trivia[]

  • Once Deltora became more fruitful after the seabed north of the island collapsed, many more dishes became available.

References[]

  1. Rodda, Emily. Tales of Deltora. Scholastic Australia. 2005.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 Rodda, Emily. Secrets of Deltora. Scholastic Australia. 2008.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Rodda, Emily. Isle of the Dead. Scholastic Australia. May 31, 2004.
  4. Rodda, Emily. Dread Mountain. Scholastic Australia. August 1, 2000.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Rodda, Emily. Dragon's Nest. Scholastic Australia. November 1, 2003.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Rodda, Emily. The Silver Door. Omnibus Books, an imprint of Scholastic Australia. April 4, 2012.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Rodda, Emily. Shadowgate. Scholastic Australia. February 1, 2004.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Rodda, Emily. The Forests of Silence. Scholastic Australia. May 1, 2000.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Rodda, Emily. The Isle of Illusion. Scholastic Australia. March 1, 2002.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 Rodda, Emily. City of the Rats. Scholastic Australia. June 1, 2000.
  11. Rodda, Emily. Dragon's Nest. Scholastic Australia. November 1, 2003.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Rodda, Emily. Shadows of the Master. Omnibus Books, an imprint of Scholastic Australia. 2015.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 Rodda, Emily. Two Moons. Omnibus Books, an imprint of Scholastic Australia. 2015.
  14. Rodda, Emily. The Valley of the Lost. Scholastic Australia. October 1, 2001.
  15. Rodda, Emily. The Shifting Sands. Scholastic Australia. July 1, 2000.
  16. Rodda, Emily. Cavern of The Fear. Scholastic Australia. February 1, 2002.
  17. Rodda, Emily. The Silver Door. Omnibus Books, an imprint of Scholastic Australia. April 4, 2012.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 Rodda, Emily. The Third Door. Omnibus Books, an imprint of Scholastic Australia. October 1, 2013.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 Rodda, Emily. The Golden Door. Omnibus Books, an imprint of Scholastic Australia. January 1, 2011.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 Rodda, Emily. Rowan of Rin. Scholastic Australia. 1993.
  21. 21.0 21.1 Rodda, Emily. Rowan and the Zebak. Scholastic Australia. 1999.
  22. Rodda, Emily. Rowan and the Zebak. Scholastic Australia. 1999.
  23. Rodda, Emily. Rowan and the Travellers. Scholastic Australia. 1994.
  1. The Carb pod of Grey Guards thought the kin, Prin, was a pig, and talked about eating pig.
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