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Menus from the Novels  
           Appetizers   Soup   Eggs   Fish   Roasted Meat   Bosk   Tarsk   Tabuk   Verr   Vulo  

FISH  
           Cosian Wingfish   Eel   Gant    Grunt    Grunt Eggs    Oysters    Sorp   

MEAT  
           Bosk   Gant   Kailiauk   Tabuk   Tarsk    Tumits    Verr    Vulo   

FRUIT  
           Apricots   Berries    Cherries   Dates    Ka-la-na Fruit    Larma    Melons    Nuts   
           Olives   Peaches   Pears   Plums    Raisins    Ram-berries    Ta-grapes    Tospits   

VEGETABLES  
           Beans   Cabbages   Carrots    Garlic    Katch    Kes Shrub    Kort    Fungus    Mushroms
           Onions   Peas    Peppers    Pumpkins    Radishes    Rence    Sul    Turnips    Tur-Pa    Vangis   

CEREALS AND ITS PRODUCTS  
           Corn   Sa-Tarna   Rice    Bread    Gruel   

DAIRIES  
           Butter   Bosk Cheese   Artic Gant Eggs   Eggs   Verr Cheese    Creams   

SWEETS AND SUGAR  
           Candies   Chocolate   Custards    Honey    Icees    Mint Sticks    Pastries    Sherbets    Sugar   

SALT AND SPICES  
           Cinnamon   Nutmeg   Salt  

OTHER FOOD  
           Pemmican    Sullage   

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FOODS

"Interestingly enough, the word for meat is Sa-Tassna, which means Life-Mother.Incidentally, when one speaks of food in general, one always speaks of Sa-Tassna."
"Tarnsman of Gor" page 43/4

MENUS FROM THE BOOKS

Appetizers

"Before each guest 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. The first wine, a light white wine, was being deferentially served by Pamela and Bonnie."
"Fighting Slave of Gor" page 275/276

"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

"'Now this,' Saphrar the merchant was telling me, 'is the braised liver of the blue four-spired Cosian wingfish."
"Nomads of Gor" Page 84/5

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Soup

"The food which Vika withdrew from the storage apertures was not refrigerated but was protected by something resembling a foil of blue plastic. It was fresh and appetizing.
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 orchards 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 79

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Eggs

"He sat, cross-legged, behind the low table. On it were hot bread, yellow and fresh, hot blackwine, steaming, with its sugars, slices of roast bosk, the scrambled eggs of vulos, pastries with creams and custards,"
"Beasts of Gor" page 20

"Soon, I smelled the frying of vulo eggs in a large, flat pan…"
"Slave Girl of Gor" Page 73

"Eta piled several of the hot, tiny eggs, earlier kept fresh in cool sand within the cave, on a plate, with heated yellow bread, for him."
"Slave Girl of Gor" Page 73

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Fried Fish

"I had carried about bowls of cut, fried fish, and wooden trays of roasted tarsk meat, and roasted gants, threaded on sticks, and rence cakes and porridges, and gourd flagons, many times replenished, of rence beer."
"Raiders Gor" page 44

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Roasted Meat

"At my father's insistence, I began to eat, reluctantly, never taking my eyes from him, hardly tasting the food, which was simple but excellent. The meat reminded me of venison; it was not the meat of an animal raised on domestic grains. It had been roasted over an open flame. The bread was still hot from the oven. The fruit - grapes and peaches of some sort--was fresh and as cold as mountain snow. After the meal I tasted the drink, which might not inappropriately be described as an almost incandescent wine, bright, dry, and powerful. I learned later it was called Ka-la-na."
"Tarnsman of Gor" page 26

"When the meat was ready, Kamchak ate his fill, and drank down, too, a flagon of bosk milk."
"Nomads of Gor" Page 139

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Bosk

"The Tarn Keeper...brought 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

"The food which Vika withdrew from the storage apertures was not refrigerated but was protected by something resembling a foil of blue plastic. It was fresh and appetizing.
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 meat was a steak, cut from the loin of a bosk, a huge, shaggy, long-horned, ill-tempered bovine which shambles in large, slow-moving herds across the prairies of Gor. Vika seared this meat, as thick as the forearm of a warrior, on a small iron grill over a kindling of charcoal cylinders, so that the thin margin of the outside was black, crisp and flaky and sealed within by the touch of the fire was the blood-rich flesh, hot and fat with juice.
Beyond the Sullage and the bosk steak there was the inevitable flat, rounded loaf of the yellow Sa-Tarna bread.
The meal was completed by a handful of grapes and a draught of water from the wall tap. 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 79

"Meat, Master?" asked a girl, nude, who knelt now beside me. She offered a tray on which small cubes of roasted bosk, on tiny sticks, steamed. I took several, dipping them by the sticks in a sauce, carried on the same tray. I returned the tiny sticks to the tray and looked at the girl."
"Rogue of Gor" page 193

"With a serving prong, she placed narrow strips of roast bosk and fried sul on my plate."
"Guardsman of Gor" Page 234

Tarsk

"The proprietor arrived with hot bread, honey, salt and, to my delight, a huge, hot roasted chunk of tarsk. I crammed my mouth with food and washed it down with another thundering draught of Kal-da."
"Outlaw of Gor" page 79

"I had tarsk meat and yellow bread with honey, Gorean peas and a tankard of diluted Ka-la-na, warm water mixed with wine."
"Assassin of Gor" page 87

"The slave boy, Fish, had emerged from the kitchen, holding over his head on a large silver platter a whole roasted tarsk, steaming and crisped, basted, shining under the torch light, a larma in its mouth, garnished with suls and Tur-Pah."
"Raiders of Gor" page 219

"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. We greeted him with cheers. Telima had prepared a roast tarsk, stuffed with suls and peppers from Tor. There were great quantities of the yellow Sa-Tarna bread, in its rounded, six-part loaves."
"Raiders of Gor" page 114

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Tabuk

"My mouth watered for a tabuk steak (...)"
"Outlaw of Gor" Page 76

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Verr Meat

"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 48

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Vulo Meat

"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 48 "I smelled roast bosk cooking, and fried vulo..."
"Hunters of Gor" Page 34

"I shot the spiced vulo brain into my mouth…"
"Nomads of Gor" Page 84

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FISH

Cosian Wingfish

"I heard the mating whistles of the tiny, lovely Cosian wingfish. This is a small, delicate fish; it has three of four slender spines in its dorsal fins, which are poisonous. It is called the wingfish because it can, on its stiff pectoral fins, for short distances, glide through the air, usually in an attempt to flee small sea thalarion, who are immune to the poisonous spines. It is also called a songfish, because, in their courtship rituals, males and females thrust their head from the water, uttering a kind of whistle."
"Raiders of Gor" page 139

"'Now this,' Saphrar the merchant was telling me, "is the braised liver of the blue four-spired Cosian wingfish.' This fish is a tiny, delicate fish, blue, about the size of a tarn disk when curled in one's hand; it has three or four slender spines in its dorsal fin,which are poisonous; it is capable of hurling itself from the water and, for brief distances, on its stiff pectoral fins, gliding through the air, usually to evade the smaller sea-tharlarions, which seem to be immune to the poison of the spines.This fish is also sometimes referred to as the songfish because, as a portion of its courtship rituals, the males and females thrust their heads from the water and utter a sort of whistling sound. The blue, four-spired 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 delicacy of delicacies."
"Nomads of Gor" pages 84/5

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Eel

"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

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Gants

"I had carried about bowls of cut, fried fish, and wooden trays of roated tarsk meat, and roasted gants, threaded on sticks, and rence cakes and porridges, and gourd flagons, many times replenished, of rence beer."
"Raiders Gor" page 44

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grunt

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 "A fish caught as food for sailors."
"Slave Girl of Gor" page 360

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Grunt eggs

"(...)and in a tiny golden cup, with a small golden spoon, the clustered, black, tiny eggs of the white grunt. The first wine, a light white wine, was being deferentially served by Pamela and Bonnie."
"Fighting Slave of Gor" pages 275/276

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Oysters

"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

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Parsit

"The main business of Kassau is trade, lumber and fishing. The slender striped parsit fish has vast plankton banks north of the town, and may there, particularly in the spring and the fall, be taken in great numbers.(...)Trade to the south, of course is largely in furs acquired from Torvaldsland, and in barrels of smoked, dried parsit fish."
"Marauders of Gor" pages 28?

"The men of Torvaldsland are skilled with their hands. Trade to the south, of course is largely in furs acquired from Torvaldsland, and in barrels of smoked, dried parsit fish."
"Marauders of Gor" page 28

"The men who had fished with the net had now cleaned the catch of parsit fish, and chopped the cleaned, boned, silver-ish 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 56?

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Snails

"Once the Forkbeard went to her and taught her to check the scoop, with her left hand, for snails, that they not be thrown overboard. Returning to me he held one of the snails, whose shell he crushed between his fingers, and sucked out the animal, chewing and swallowing it. He then threw the shell fragments overboard.
"They are edible," he said. "And we use them for fish bait."
"Marauders of Gor" page 59

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Sorp

"They are probably false stones," 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" page 20

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White Grunt eggs

"Before each guest 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. The first wine, a light white wine, was being deferentially served by Pamela and Bonnie."
"Fighting Slave of Gor" page 275/6

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MEAT

Bosk

"Though similar in build to the Yak of earth the Bosk bears the heavier form of the buffalo of earth and like him, provides, food, leather and many of the needs of the people of Gor. The meat may be roasted or broiled, dried,stewed or served in a myriad of ways."
"Nomads of Gor" page 4

"The bosk, without which the Wagon Peoples could not live, is an ox like creature. It is a huge, shambling animal, with a thick, humped neck and long, shaggy hair. Not only does the flesh of the bosk and the milk of its cows furnish the Wagon Peoples with food and drink, but its hides cover the dome like wagons in which they dwell; its tanned and sewn skin cover their bodies…"
"Nomads of Gor" pages 4/5

"The bosk is a large, horned, shambling ruminant of the Gorean plains. It is herded below the Gorean equator by the Wagon Peoples, but there are Bosk herds on ranches in the north as well, and peasants often keep some of the animals."
"Raiders of Gor" page 26

"I saw four small milk bosk grazing on short grass."
"Marauders of Gor" page 81

"The Tarn Keeper...brought 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

"With a serving prong she placed narrow strips of roast bosk and fried sul on my plate."
"Guardsman of Gor" page 234

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Gant

"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

"The cries of the marsh gants were about us now. I saw that her hunting had been successful. There were four of the birds tied in the stern of the craft."
"Raiders of Gor" page 10

"I had carried about bowls of cut, fried fish, and wooden trays of roated tarsk meat, and roasted gants, threaded on sticks, and rence cakes and porridges, and gourd flagons, many times replenished, of rence beer."
"Raiders Gor" page 44

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Insects

"On the tenth day, instead of the pan of bread, with the water, Ute thrust a different pan under the door. I screamed. Tiny things, with tiny sounds, moved, crawling over and about one another in it. I screamed again, and thrust it back out. It had been filled with the fat, loathsome green insects which, in the Ka-la-na thicket, Ute had told we were edible. Indeed, she had eaten them. 'they are nourishing,' she had said."
"Captive of Gor" page 315

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Kailiauk

"The red savages depend for their very lives on the kailiauk" said Kog. "He is the major source of their food and life.His meat and hide, his bones and sinew, sustain them. From him they derive not only food but clothing and shelter, tools and weapons."
"Savages of Gor" page 50

"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. It is not uncommon for both to be carried in hunting or on war parties. Children will also carry it in their play. The thin slicing of the meat not only abets its preservation, effected by time, the wind and sun, but makes it impractical for flies to lay their eggs in it. Jerky and pemmican, which is usually eaten cooked in the villages, is generally boiled. In these days a trade pot or kettle is normally used. In the old days it was prepared by stone-boiling.
"Blood Brothers of Gor" page 46

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Tabuk

"Gripped in the talons of the tarn was the dead body of an antelope, one of the one-horned, yellow antelopes called tabuks that frequent the bright Ka-la-na thickets of Gor."
"Tarnsman of Gor" page 146

"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

"At the end of the wall, Inmak wept, seeing the strewn fields of slaughtered tabuk. The fur and hide of the tabuk provides the red hunters not only with clothing, but it can also be used for blankets, sleeping bags and other articles. Too, they may be used for buckets and tents, and for kayaks, the light narrow hunting canoes of skin from which sea mammals may besought. Lashings, harpoon lines, cords and threads can be fashioned from its sinews. Carved, the bone and horn of the animal can function as arrow points, needles, thimbles, chisels,wedges, and knives. It's fat and bone marrow can be used as fuel. Too, almost all of the animal is edible."
"Beasts of Gor" pages 169/170

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Tarsk

"The tarsk, a small one, no more than forty pounds, tusked, snorting, bits of leaf scattering behind it, charged. It swerved, slashing with its curved tusks, and I only managed to turn it aside with the point of the raider's spear I carried, one of four such weapons we had had since our brief skirmish with raiders, that in which we had obtained our canoe, that which had occurred in the marsh east of Ushindi.(...)Suddenly it turned its short wide head, with that bristling mane running down its back to its tail."
"Explorers of Gor" page 345/346

"Animal similar to the Earth pig, having a bristly mane which runs down its spine to the base of the tail, often roasted whole." "Dancer of Gor" pages 106, 108 and 281

" (...) if I were lucky, a slice of roast tarsk, the formidable six tusked wild boar of Gor’s temperate forests."
"Assassin of Gor" page 87 "Before the feast I had helped the women, cleaning fish and dressing marsh gants, and then, later, turning spits for the roasted tarsks, roasted over rence-root fires, kept on metal pans, elevated above the rence of the islands by metal racks, themselves resting on larger pans."
"Raiders of Gor" page 44 "I had carried about bowls of cut, fried fish, and wooden trays of roated tarsk meat, and roasted gants, threaded on sticks, and rence cakes and porridges, and gourd flagons, many times replenished, of rence beer."
"Raiders Gor" page 44

"The slave boy, Fish, had emerged from the kitchen, holding over his head on a large silver platter a whole roasted tarsk, steaming and crisped, basted, shining under the torch light, a larma in its mouth, garnished with suls and Tur-Pah."
"Raiders of Gor" page 219

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Tumits

"..I saw one of the tumits, a large, flightless bird whose hooked beak, as long as my forearm, attested only too clearly to its gustatory habits..."
"Nomads of Gor" page 2

"A large carnivorous bird of the plains, is hunted and eaten by the Nomadic people of Gor. Traditionally hunted with bolos the sport lies in wether you or the bird gets to eat that night."
"Nomads of Gor" page 2

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Verr

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

"I passed fields that were burning, and burning huts of peasants, the smoking shells of Sa-Tarna granaries, the shattered, slatted coops for vulos, the broken walls of keeps for the small, long-haired domestic verr, less belligerent and sizable than the wild verr of the Voltai ranges."
"Nomads of Gor" page 10

"In the cafes, I had feasted well. I had had verr meat, cut in chunks and threaded on a metal rod (...)"
"Tribesmen of Gor" page 48

"A flock of verr, herded by a maid with a stick, turned bleating on the sloping hillside."
"Marauders of Gor" page 81

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Vulo

"..domesticated pigeons raised for eggs and meat."
"Nomads of Gor" page 1

"I smelled roast bosk cooking, and fried vulo...I held the leg of the fried vulo toward one of the girls..."
"Hunters of Gor" page 34

"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 48

"I shot the spiced vulo brain into my mouth…"
"Nomads of Gor" page 84

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FRUIT

Apricots

"I brushed away two sellers of apricots and spices."
"Tribesmen of Gor" page 45

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Berries

"I felt the pull of a strap on my throat, and opened my eyes. By a long leather strap, some ten feet in length, I was fastened by the neck to Ute. We were picking berries."
"Captive of Gor" page 208

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Cherries

"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."
"Beasts of Gor" page 349

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Chokecherries

"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."
"Blood Brothers of Gor" page 46

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Dates

"A veiled woman was hawking dates by the tefa."
"Tribesmen of Gor" page 46

Dates come from the City of Tor. Part of the diet of the Tahari Tribesmen; they are sold in a tef (a handful with the 5 fingers closed; a tefa (6 tefs, a small basket) or a huda (5 baskets). In trade they are used in large compressed bricks.
"Tribesman of Gor" page 46

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Ka-la-na fruit

"I picked some Ka-la-na fruit and opened one of the packages of rations. Talena returned and sat beside me on the grass. I shared the food with her."
"Tarnsman of Gor" page 8

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Larma

"The larma is luscious. It has a rather hard shell but the shell is brittle and easily broken. Within, the fleshy endocarp, the fruit, is delicious, and very juicy. Sometimes, when a woman is referred to as a "larma," it is suggested that her hard or frigid exterior conceals a rather different sort of interior, one likely to be quite delicious. Once the shell has been broken through or removed, irrevocably, there is, you see, exposed, soft, vulnerable, juicy and helpless, the interior, in the fruit, the fleshy endocarp, in the woman, the slave."
"Renegades of Gor" page 437

"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

"Another bit of larma, Master?" asked the slave, kneeling behind me and to my left. I turned and, from where I sat cross-legged behind the low table, removed a small, crisp disk of fried larma, with a browned-honey sauce, from the silver tray."
"Guardsman of Gor" page 231

"To offer a larma, real or imagined, by a slave girl to her master is a silent plea for the girl to be raped."
"Players of Gor" page 267

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Melons

"Buy melons!" called a fellow next to her, lifting one of the yellowish, red-striped spheres toward me."
"Tribesmen of Gor" page 45"

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Nuts

I had returned late to the compartment. Mis Blake Allen, head to the floor, knelt when I entered. 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

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Olives

"The Tarn Keeper...brought 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

"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

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Peaches

"On Gor, the female slave, desiring her master, yet sometimes fearing to speak to him, frightened that she may be struck, has recourse upon occasion, to certain devices, the meaning of which is generally established and culturally well understood(...). 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 27/28

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Pears

"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 6

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Plums

"I had nearly stepped into a basket of plums."
"Tribesmen of Gor" page 45

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"Pomegranate

"Pomegranate orchards lie at the east of the oasis," I said. "Gardens lie inward. There is even a pond, between two of the groves of date palms."
"Tribesmen of Gor" page 111?

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Raisins

"…vulo stew with raisins, nuts, onions, and honey."
"Tribesmen of Gor" page 3

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Ram-berries

"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

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Ta-Grapes

"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 of Gor" page 45

"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" page 291

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Tospits

"I was mildly surprised that the boy had been eating the tospit raw, for they are quite bitter, but, I knew, that the people of the Tahari regions, these bright, hot regions, relished strong tastes and smells."
"Tribesman of Gor" page 46

". . .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

"They are sometimes served sliced and sweetened with honey or syrups and used to flavor, with their juices, a variety of dishes. They are also carried on sea voyages to prevent nutritional deficiencies. They almost always have an odd number of seeds, except for the rare, long-stemmed ones. The Wagon People often bet on the number of seeds."
"Nomads of Gor" page 59

"I do not care too much for tospits, as they are quite bitter. Some men like them. They are commonly used, sliced and sweetened with honey, and in syrups, and to flavor, with their juices, a variety of dishes. They are also excellent in the prevention of nutritional deficiencies at sea, in long voyages, containing, I expect, a great deal of vitamin C. They are sometimes called the seaman’s larma. They are a fairly hard-fleshed fruit, and are not difficult to dry and store. On the serpents they are carried in small barrels, usually kept, with vegetables, under the overturned keel of the longboat."
"Marauders of Gor" page ?

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VEGETABLES

Beans

"I saw too, fields, fenced with rocks, in the sloping area. In them were 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 sur-viving at this latitude."
"Marauders of Gor" page 81

"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,..."
"Tribesmen of Gor" page 37

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Cabbages

"I saw too, fields, fenced with rocks, in the sloping area. In them were 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 sur-viving at this latitude."
"Marauders of Gor" page 81

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Carrots

"At the oasis, will be grown a hybrid, brownish. Sa-Tarna, (...) and beans, berries, onions, tuber suls, various sorts of melons, a foliated leaf vegetable, called Katch, and various root vegetables,..."
"Tribesmen of Gor" page 37

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Garlic

"I have peas and turnips, garlic and onions in my hut."
"Outlaw of Gor" page 29

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Katch

"At the oasis is grown a hybrid, brownish Sa-Tarna,(...)and beans, berries, onions, tuber suls, various sorts of melons, a foliated leaf vegetable, called Katch, and various root vegetables,"
"Tribesmen of Gor" page 37

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Kes shrub

"The principal ingredients of Sullage are the golden Sul, …the curled, red, ovate leaves of the Tur-Pah, a tree parasite, cultivated in host orchards 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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Kort

"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

"..a kort with melted cheese and nutmeg"
"Tribesmen of Gor" page 37

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Mul Fungus

"It is not hard to get used to the mul-fungus, for it has almost no taste, being and extremely bland, pale, whitish, vegetablelike matter."
"Priest Kings of Gor" page 109

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Mushrooms

I was particularly fond of stuffed mushrooms. "What are they stuffed with?" I asked Hurtha.
"Sausage." he said.
"Tarsk?" I asked. "Of course." he said."
"Mercenaries of Gor" page 83

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Onions

"I saw too, fields, fenced with rocks, in the sloping area. In them were 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 sur-viving at this latitude."
"Marauders of Gor" page 81

"At the oasis is grown a hybrid, brownish Sa-Tarna, (...) and beans, berries, onions, tuber suls, various sorts of melons, a foliated leaf vegetable, called Katch, and various root vegetables..."
"Tribesmen of Gor" page 38

"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 48

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Peas

"I saw too, fields, fenced with rocks, in the sloping area. In them were 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

"The Tarn Keeper...brought 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

"I had tarsk meat and yellow bread with honey, gorean peas, and a tankard of diluted Ka-la-na, warm water mixed with wine."
"Assassin of Gor" page 87

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Peppers

"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; "
"Tribesman of Gor" page 47

"Some of the peppers and spices, relished even by children in the Tharai 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,"
"Tribesman of Gor" page 46

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Pumpkins

"Many of the tribes permit small agricultural communities to exist within their domains, she said. The individuals in these communities are bound to the soil and owned collectively by the tribes within whose lands they are permitted to live. They grow produce for their masters such as wagmeza and wagmu, maize or corn, and such things as pumpkins and squash."
"Savages of Gor" page 233

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Radishes

"Ottar dug for the Forkbeard and my-self two radishes and we, wiping the dirt from them, ate them."
"Marauders of Gor" page 102

"At the oasis is grown a hybrid, brownish Sa-Tarna, (...) and various root vegetables, such as turnips, carrots, radishes, of the sphere and cylinder varieties, and korts..."
"Tribesmen of Gor" page 38

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Rence

"The plant itself has a long, thick root, about four inches think, which lies horizonally under the surface of the water; small roots sink downward into the mud from the main root, and several "stems," as many as a dozen, rise from it, often of a length of fifteen to sixteen feet from the root; it has an excrescent, usually single floral spike."
"Raiders of Gor" page 7

"Rence is used for making paper - each part of the rence is used for something"
"Raiders of Gor", page 18

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Sul

"The principal ingredients of Sullage are the golden Sul, the starchy, golden-brown, vine-borne fruit of the golden-leaved Sul plant (...)"
"Priest-Kings of Gor" page 45

"The Tarn Keeper...brought 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

"A golden brown tuberous vegetable similar to the potatoe, principal ingredient in sullage, often served sliced and fried."
"Raiders of Gor" page 219

"The sul is a large, thick-skinned, yellow-fleshed, root vegetable. It is very common on this world. There are a thousand ways in which it is prepared. It is fed even to slaves. I had had some at the house; narrow, cooked slices, smeared with butter, sprinkled with salt, fed to me by hand."
"Dancer of Gor" page 80

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Turnips

"At the oasis is grown a hybrid, brownish Sa-Tarna, (...) and various root vegetables, such as turnips, carrots, radishes, of the sphere and cylinder varieties, and korts..."
"Tribesmen of Gor" page 37

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Tur-Pah

"The principal ingredients in sullage are(...) the curled, red, ovate leaves of the Tur-pah, a tree parasite, cultivated in host orchids of Tur trees."
"Priest-Kings of Gor" page 45

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Vangis

No description available
"Kajira of Gor" page 314

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CEREALS AND ITS PRODUCTS

Corn

"Many of the tribes permit small agricultural communities to exist within their domains, she said. The individuals in these communities are bound to the soil and owned collectively by the tribes within whose lands they are permitted to live. They grow produce for their masters such as wagmeza and wagmu, maize or corn, and such things as pumpkins and squash."
"Savages of Gor" page 233

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Sa-Tarna

"Economically, the base of the Gorean life was the free peasant, which was perhaps the lowest but undoubtedly the most fundamental caste, and the staple crop was a yellow grain called Sa-Tarna, or Life-Daughter."
"Tarnsman of Gor" page 43

"A great amount of farming, or perhaps one should speak of gardening, is done at the oasis, but little of this is exported. At the oasis, will be grown a hybrid, brownish Sa-Tarna, adapted to the heat of the desert; most Sa-Tarna is yellow."
"Tribesmen of Gor" page 37

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Rice

"I went to the side and removed a bowl from its padded, insulating wrap. Its contents were still warm. It was a mash of cooked vulo and rice."
"Players of Gor" page 380

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Bread

". . .he gave me two generous pieces of bread, two full wedges of Sa-Tarna, 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

"I thought of the yellow Gorean bread, baked in the shape of round, flat loaves, fresh and hot."
"Outlaw of Gor" page 76

"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

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Biscuits

"Grunt, from his own stores, brought forth some dried, pressed biscuits, baked in Kailiauk from Sa-Tarna flour."
"Savages of Gor" page 328

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Sa-Tarna Gruel

"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, fed eagerly upon that thick, bland, moist substance."
Kajira of Gor" page 257

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Gruel

"We had been called from our cells well before dawn. Each of us had been forced to eat a large bowl of heavy slave gruel. We wouldn't be fed again until that night."
"Captive of Gor" page 208

"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

"I had carried about bowls of cut, fried fish, and wooden trays of roated tarsk meat, and roasted gants, threaded on sticks, and rence cakes and porridges, and gourd flagons, many times replenished, of rence beer."
"Raiders Gor" page 44

"The men who had fished with the net had now cleaned the catch of parsit fish, and chopped the cleaned, boned, silver-ish 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 89?

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DAIRIES

Butter

" Olga," he said, "there is butter to be churning in the churning shed."
"Marauders of Gor" page 101

"… where Olga, sweating, had finished making a keg of butter."
"Marauders of Gor" page 101

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Bosk cheese

"The Tarn Keeper...brought 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

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Eggs

"He sat, cross-legged, behind the low table. On it were hot bread, yellow and fresh, hot blackwine, steaming, with its sugars, slices of roast bosk, the scrambled eggs of vulos, pastries with creams and custards,"
"Beasts of Gor" page 20

"Soon, I smelled the frying of vulo eggs in a large, flat pan."
"Slave Girl of Gor" page 73

"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 mountaim 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

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Verr Cheese

"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

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SWEETS AND SUGAR

Candies (or Tastas)

"He yelled something raucous and rubald. 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 the the stick, from the bottom, is thrust up, deeply, into it. It is then ready to be eaten."
"Dancer of Gor" page 81

"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. " (...) "The expression was sometimes used by men for women such as we."
"Dancer of Gor" page 81

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Chocolate

"This is warmed chocolate," I said, pleased. It was very rich and creamy. "Yes, Mistress," said the girl. "It is very good," I said. "Thank you, Mistress," she said. "Is it from Earth?" I asked. "Not directly," she said. "Many things here, of course, ultimately have an Earth origin. It is not improbable that the beans from which the first cacao trees on this world were grown were brought from Earth." "Do the trees grow near here?" I asked. "No Mistress," she said, "we obtain the beans from which the chocolate is made, from Cosian merchants, who in turn, obtain them in the tropics."
"Kajira of Gor" page 61

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Creams

"Too, I had brought up a small bowl of powdered bosk milk. We had finished the creams last night and, in any event, it was unlikely they would have lasted the night. If I had wanted creams I would have had to have gone to the market."
"Guardsman of Gor" page 295

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Custards

"He sat, cross-legged, behind the low table. On it were hot bread, yellow and fresh, hot blackwine, steaming, with its sugars, slices of roast bosk, the scrambled eggs of vulos, pastries with creams and custards..."
"Beasts of Gor" page 20

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Honey

"I had tarsk meat and yellow bread with honey, Gorean peas and a tankard of diluted Ka-la-na, warm water mixed with wine."
"Assassin of Gor" page 87

"They are sometimes served sliced and sweetened with honey or syrups and used to flavor, with their juices, a variety of dishes."(tospits)
"Nomads of Gor" Page 59

"(...) 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" page 143

"... 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 48

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Ices

"The High Initiate had risen to his feet and accepted a goblet from another Initiate, probably containing minced flavored ices, for the day was warm.
Free women, here and there, were delicately putting tidbits beneath their veils. Some even lifted their veils somewhat to drink of the flavored ices. Some low-caste free women drank through their veils, and there were yellow and purple stains on the rep-cloth."
"Assassin of Gor" page 141

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Mint Sticks

"On the tray too, was the metal vessel which contained black wine, steaming and bitter from far Thentis, famed for its tarn flocks, the small yellow-enamled 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."
"Explorers of Gor2 page 10

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Pastries

"He sat, cross-legged, behind the low table. On it were hot bread, yellow and fresh, hot blackwine, steaming, with its sugars, slices of roast bosk, the scrambled eggs of vulos, pastries with creams and custards..."
"Beasts of Gor" page 20

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Sherbets

"I could now hear the calls of the auctioneer quite clearly. I could hear individuals, too, in the crowd. A vendor was hawking sherbets."
"Slave Girl" page 432

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Sugar

"There was a brass ladle that Aphris and Elizabeth had used in cooking and a tin box of yellow Turian sugar."
"Nomads of Gor" page 23

"Lola now returned to the small table and, kneeling, head down, served us our dessert, slices of tospit, sprinkled with four Gorean sugars."
"Rogue of Gor" page 132

"She carried a tray, on which were various spoons and sugars. She knelt, placing her tray upon the table. 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

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SALT AND SPICES

Cinnamon

"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."
"Explorers of Gor" page 98

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Cloves

"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."
"Explorers of Gor" page 98

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Nutmeg

"..a kort with melted cheese and nutmeg."
"Tribesmen of Gor" page 48

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Salt

"Salt, incidentally, is obtained by the men of Torvaldsland, most commonly, from sea water or the burning of seaweed. It is also, however, a trade commodity, and is sometimes taken in raids. The red and yellow salts of the south, some of which I saw on the tables, are not domestic to Torvaldsland"
"Marauders of Gor" pages 186/7

"The red salt of Kasra, so called from its port of embarkation, was famed on Gor. It was brought from secret pits and mines, actually, deep in the interior, bound in heavy cylinders on the backs of pack kaiila."
"Tribesman of Gor" page 20

"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.
"Tribesman of Gor" page 238

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OTHER FOOD

Pemmican

'Wakapapi,' said Cuwignaka to me. This is the Kaiila word for pemmican. A soft cake of this substance was pressed into my hands. I crumbled it. In the winter, of course, such cakes can be frozen solid. One then breaks them into smaller pieces, warms them in one's hands and mouth, and eats them bit by bit. I lifted the crumbled pemmican to my mouth and ate of it. 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. It is not uncommon for both to be carried in hunting or on war parties. Children will also carry it in their play. The thin slicing of the meat not only abets its preservation, effected by time, the wind and sun, but makes it impractical for flies to lay their eggs in it. Jerky and pemmican, which is usually eaten cooked in the villages, is generally boiled. In these days a trade pot or kettle is normally used. In the old days it was prepared by stone-boiling."
"Blood Brothers of Gor" page 46

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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-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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