food gem from Poul Anderson's Terran Empire. Instead of programming the high tech chef-machine for lunch during an interstellar voyage, Dominic Flandry's servant, Chives, skillfully constructs open sandwiches with:
anchovies and pimentos on sliced hard boiled eggs and fresh mayonnaise;
caviar and lemon peel with pate de foie gras;
cucumber and alfalfa sprouts on mature cheddar cheese -
-Poul Anderson, Sir Dominic Flandry, (New York, 2012), pp. 397-398.
It has become pleasurable to illustrate summarized fictional meals with appropriate images from the web.
Having ordered a copy of Marching Through Georgia by SM Stirling, I will be interested to learn whether Stirling's Draka eat as well as his New
However, I will be equally interested in every aspect of Draka society, not just in its culinary customs!