Foods of Gor

 

Titans Castle

 

Breads:

  Biscuits-

Dried pressed biscuits, baked in Kailiauk from Sa-Tarna flour.

(Savages of Gor, page 328)

 

Black Bread-

Baked soft and full flavored from Gorean grains, heavy and dark in color, served with clotted Bosk cream and/or honey.

(Hunters of Gor, page 13)

 

Rence Cakes-

Made with a handful of wet rence paste, fried on flat stones to make a cake often sprinkled with rence seeds.

(Raiders of Gor, page 44)

 

Sa-Tarna-

The staple grain of Gor. It is yellow in color and used for brewing Sa Tarna Paga and Sa Tarna Bread.

(Outlaw of Gor, page 19)

 

Sa Tarna Bread-

A yellow Gorean bread baked in the shape of round, flat loaves, marked into six sections.

(Outlaw of Gor, page 76: Raiders of Gor, pages 114 and 191)

 

Sa Tarna Gruel-

A thick gruel made of dampened Sa Tarna meal and raw fish. Also known as bond-maid gruel or slave porridge.

(Marauders of Gor, page 67)

 

Slave Bread-

A rough and course-grained bread.

(Tribesmen of Gor, page 48)

 

Dairy:

 

Butter-

Churned from the milk of the Bosk or Verr.

(Marauders of Gor, pages 101 and 156)

 

Cheese-

  Made from the milk of Bosk or Verr.

Bosk Cheese is sharp in taste but travels well. It has a hard rind which resists molding.

Verr Cheese is a crumbly cheese. It is a perfect side to fruit platters.

(Tribesmen of Gor, page 48: Assassins of Gor, page 168: Priest Kings of Gor, page 63: Raiders of Gor, page 114)

 

Eggs-

 

There are three types of eggs served on Gor.

 

Vulo Eggs:  

A tiny egg from the vulo. It can be used for anything with eggs but always remember, they are small and you will need twice as many.

(Slave Girl of Gor, page 73)

 

White Grunt Eggs:  

A tiny black egg. Served as a delicacy, in clusters, much like caviar.

(Fighting Slave of Gor, pages 275-276)

 

Artic Gant Eggs:

 An egg found in the mountains of the Hrimgar, eaten much like an apple when frozen.

(Beasts of Gor, page 196)

 

Fish:

 

Carp:

  A carp living in the Delta of the Vosk. Served baked, fried or broiled.

(Raiders of Gor, page 1)

 

Cosian Wingfish-

  The liver of this fish is considered a delicacy on Gor. The fish itself is a delicate, small blue fish that has four poisonous spines on the dorsal fin. It is also known as the songfish for during mating rituals, males and females will thrust their heads from the waters and utter almost a whistle. They are able to fly above the waters of Thassa for short distance, usually in an attempt to flea from the sea tharlarion, who are immune to the poison of the spines.

(Raiders of Gor, page 139: Nomads of Gor, pages 84-85)

 

Clam:

  A shellfish living in the Tamber Gulf. Its shell is used in the making of jewelry.

(Nomads of Gor, page 20)

 

Eels-

  There are many types of eels listed; bint, dock eels, carnivorous eels, Vosk eels, river eels, black eels and the spotted eel. They are considered a Gorean delicacy.

(Raiders of Gor, page 114: Magicians of Gor, page 428)

 

Bint:  

A fanged, carnivorous marsh eel of the Jungle waters of the Schendi region.

(Explorers of Gor, page 267)

 

Dock Eels:  

A black freshwater fish about four feet long and weighing eight to ten pounds. It is carnivorous and inhabits the shallow waters around the docks of river ports, a very swift swimmer.

(Guardsman of Gor, pages 129, 130, 131)

 

 

Marsh Shark-

  The marsh shark is an eel like shark having nine gills. It is transported from the marshes and is served in either filets or steaks.

(Raiders of Gor, page 58)

 

Oysters-

  Similiar to Earth oysters, there are Tamber Gulf oysters and oysters from the Delta of the Vosk. Served either raw or baked.

(Captives of Gor, page 301)

 

Parsit Fish-

  A silvery fish, having brown stripes down it's body. The men of Torvaldsland use it in trade, smoked, then salted or dried, in barrels. It is also used raw in bond maids gruel.

(Marauders of Gor, pages 28, 63-64)

 

 

Sorp-

  A big shellfish that lives in the Vosk, much like that of the oysters of earth. It creates pearls and is eaten much like that of oysters, raw or baked, its shell can become so big, it can be used as a chair. The blood of the sorp is used as a dye.

(Marauders of Gor, pages 1-2, Raiders of Gor, pages 14, 21, 23)

 

Fruits:

 

Apricots-

  No description given, sold in the marketplaces.

(Tribesman of Gor, page 4)

 

Cherry-

  No description given, grown in the Isles of Tyros.

(Beasts of Gor, page 28)

 

Chokecherry-

  A fruit used in the making of a mixed meal, no description given.

(Blood Brothers of Gor, page 46)

 

Dates-

  No description given, grown in the City of Tor.

(Tribesman of Gor, page 37)

 

Ka la na-

  A fruit from the yellow ka la na tree, made into wines and garnishes for drinks.

(Tarnsman of Gor, page 8)

 

Larma-

  This fruit comes in two types. One being a juicy succulent segmented fruit and the other being a harder fruit, much like an apple, having one pit, it is commonly called the pit fruit, sometimes sliced and fried, served with honey sauce. The offering of a larma, real or imagined, by a slave to her Master is a silent plea for the girl to be raped.

(Tribesman of Gor, pages 27-28; Renegades of Gor, page 437; Players of Gor, page 267)

 

Melons-

  There are several varieties of melons, only one which is a yellowish, red-striped sphere.

(Tribesman of Gor, page 45)

 

Nuts-

  No description given, used in such things as vulo stew.

(Tribesman of Gor, page 47)

 

Olives-

  From the Cities of Tor and Tyros, red in color.

(Assassins of Gor, page 168; Raiders of Gor, page 114)

 

Peach-

  Similiar to the earth peach, it like the larma, when a slave offers it to her Master, it is a silent plea to be raped.

(Tribesman of Gor, pages 27-28)

 

Plums-

  No description given, assumed to be much like earths.

(Tribesman of Gor, page 45)

 

Raisins-

  No description given, assumed much like that of earths.

(Tribesman of Gor, page45)

 

Ramberries-

  A small reddish fruit with edible seeds, not unlike plums except for the many small seeds.

(Captives of Gor, page 305)

 

Ta-grapes-

  Found in the Isles of Cos, a purple grape, much like that of earths. Used in the making of Ta-Wine but may also be eaten.

(Priest Kings of Gor, page 45; Players of Gor, page 291)

 

Tospit-

  A small yellow peach like fruit, holding a large number of seeds, bitter in taste though edible. It is used as a target in the throwing games of the Wagons People.

(Nomads of Gor, pages 8, 59, 149; Tribesman of Gor, page 37; Marauders of Gor, page 102; Rogue of Gor, page 132)

 

Meats:

 

Bosk-

  A huge shaggy, long-horned bovine, much like that of earths cow but the size of an ox. The meat of which is much like beef of earth. Served in a variety of ways.

(Outlaw of Gor, page 45; Nomads of Gor, pages 4-5; Priest Kings of Gor, page 45; Hunters of Gor, page 34)

 

Kailiauk-

  The staple meat of the Red Savages, it is described as a relative of the bosk. Served in a variety of ways, including dried in strips for jerky. The Red Savages use all parts of the kailiauk for food, clothing, shelter, tools and weapons.

(Savages of Gor, page 50; Blood Brothers of Gor, page 46)

 

Tabuk-

  A one horned gazelle like creature, known for the sweetness of its meat, generally served roasted.

(Tarnsman of Gor, page 145; Beasts of Gor, page 152; Outlaws of Gor, pages 76 and 126; Priest Kings of Gor, page 191)

 

Tarsk-

  A six tusked wild boar of Gor's temperate forests, served generally roasted.

(Raiders of Gor, pages 44, 219; Outlaw of Gor, page 76; Dancer of Gor, pages 106, 108 and 281; Assassins of Gor, page 87)

 

Verr-

  Raised for its meat and milk, which is used to make butter, creams and cheese, it is a herd like animal much resembling that of the goat.

(Tribesman of Gor, page 48; Priest Kings of Gor, page 63)

 

Poultry:

 

Marsh Gant-

  A small horned, web-footed aquatic fowl, broad-billed and broad-winged, much like the earths duck. It is a staple of the Rence growers, served roasted, threaded on a stick.

(Raiders of Gor, pages 4,10,41, and 44)

 

Turmit-

  A large flightless carnivorous bird of the plains, with a long hooked beak, possible comparison to earths ostrich.

(Nomads of Gor, pages 2, 331)

 

Vulo-

  A tawny colored domestically raised bird, similiar to a pigeon, used for its meat and eggs. Served roasted, in stews or fried, the brains can be spiced an served as well.

(Nomads of Gor, pages 1,83, and 84; Tribesman of Gor, page 47; Hunters of Gor, page 35)

 

Spices:

 

Salt-

  There is a variety of salt on Gor, white salt from the mines of Klima, red salt of Kasra and yellow salt. The Tahari desert is the source of most salt on Gor except for the Torvaldslanders who gather it from the sea.

(Tribesman of Gor, page 238; Marauders of Gor, pages 186-187; Assassins of Gor, page 89)

 

Sugars-

  The main sugars used are white and yellow sugars but there is mention of an array of colored sugars.

(Tribesman of Gor, page 89, Nomads of Gor, page 23; Rogue of Gor, page 132)

 

Miscellaneous Spices-

  Peppers, nutmeg, garlic, honey.

No descriptions given, assumed to be much like that of earths.

 

Vegetables:

 

Katch-

  A foliated leaf vegetable, much like that of lettuce.

(Tribesman of Gor, page 37)

 

Kes-

  A small shrub which grows in sandy soils, its roots are the main ingredient of Sullage.

(Priest Kings of Gor, page 45)

 

Kort-

  A large brownish-thick skinned sphere shaped vegetable, some six inches in width, the interior of which is yellow, fibrous and heavily seeded. Served in halves with melted cheese and nutmeg.

(Tribesman of Gor, page 37)

 

Rence-

  A water plant, the grain and stems harvested and pressed into paper or cloth. The pith may be boiled or ground into a paste and eaten, it can also be fried into a type of pancake.

(Raiders of Gor, page7)

 

Sul-

  A starchy root vegetable, much like the potato of earth. It is eaten as well and used in the making of Sul-Paga.

(Dancer of Gor, page 80; Assassins of Gor, page 168)

 

Sullage-

  A soup made from suls, tur-pah and kes, along with whatever may be handy.

(Priest Kings of Gor, page 44)

 

Tur-Pah-

  A parasite plant of hte Tur tree, used in making Sullage.

(Priest Kings of Gor, page 45)

 

Miscellaneous Vegetables-

  Beans, peas, peppers, cabbage, turnips, carrots, onions, radishes, and mushrooms.

No descriptions given, assumed to be much like that of earths.

 

Miscellaneous Foods:

 

Candies-

  "He yelled something raucous and ribald. 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 in a coating of syrup or fudge, rather in the nature of the caramel apple, but much smaller, and, like the caramel apple, mounted on sticks. The candy is prepared and then the stick, from the bottom, is thrust up, deeply, into it. It is then ready to be eaten." ---Dancer of Gor, page 81

 

"She withdrew, head down. She picked up the small tray from the stand near the table. On it was a small vessel containing a thick, sweet liqueur from the distant Turia, the Ar of the South, and the two tiny glasses from which we had sipped it. 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 Gor, page 10

 

Pastries-

  No specific descritptions given, much like the pastries of earth.

 

Slave Gruel-

  Made with a mixture of Sa-Tarna grain, supplements and scraps of food laying around, and water to feed to slaves. In some areas, raw pieces of parsit fish is added.

 

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