I’m keen on Tamrielic food and I’m trying to figure out confirmed cuisine of every race. I’m trying to put all confirmed food and drinks into lists. My sources are ESO recipes, both current and deprecated (deprecated are not in-game recipes after Update 6, but they are confirmed by lore), lorebooks, dialogues, ESO items and all available lore sources. For confirmation that a particular dish or drink belongs to a certain race, see spoilers. Any help with my research is highly appreciated!
Sylph-Sandy, Sylph Gin, Dream Madeira made of Wisp Floss (1). Sylph-Mead (1.2). Golden Pear Ale, Metheglin (honey liqueur served in ewer), Old Epiphany (served in double carafe) (1.3). Cloudrest Golden Ale, Cloudrest Clarified Coffee, Shimmerene Tonic, Crystal Tower Whiskey, Lillandril Tonic Tea (1.4) Vintage Sylph-Mead, Summerset Vintage (1.5) Spring Infusion, Blessed Spring Water, Sparkling Spring, all made of Spring Essence (1.6) Springwater Wine (1.6)
(1) Deprecated Recipes. Ingredient Wisp Floss has no direct confirmation. Drinks are confirmed as follows: Sylph-Mead is mentioned as Altmer drink in ESO (see 1.1) According to Contraband, Bottle of Vintage Sylph-Mead description, it is made in Glister Vale Hiveworks. Glister Vale is above Tanzelwil – found in Jewelry Crafting Survey: Auridon. So, Sylph drinks are Altmer drinks. No direct confirmation for Dream Madeira, but it doesn’t seem doubtful as it is made of the same ingredient, as Sylph drinks.
Doubtful AD drinks from Deprecated list- need help with them, seem to be Altmer
(1.1) ESO: Sylph-Mead is found in a dialogues with Prince Naemon and Darkvale Coster. Also Contraband, Bottle of Vintage Sylph-Mead description: Unopened bottle of vintage sylph-mead, quite valuable to connoisseurs, from the now-abandoned Glister Vale Hiveworks.
(1.3) Golden Pear Ale, Metheglin, Old Epiphany are Altmer drinks according to Emperor’s Guide to Tamriel and Kyne's Challenge
(1.4) Current ESO recipes. Altmer origin confirmed by drink names
(1.5) ESO Contraband items
(1.6) Springwater wine confirmes the rest to be Altmer. Found in Letter from Minique in Phaer
Golden Apple Ale, Golden Liqueur, Apple Wine, all made of Ripe Apple. No information for Ripe Apple. No information on drinks. There’s a kind of hint: Golden Pear Ale and Cloudrest Golden Ale are confirmed Altmer drinks. Also, “golden” is often used by Altmer: Golden Fleet, for example. Also, they can't be Bosmer drinks because of Green Pact. These drinks seem Altmer to me, but hints are just hints. So, doubtful.
Crawdad Quiche, Crawdad Stir-Fry Crawdad Etoufee made of Crawdad (1.6) Silver Crawdad Surprise (1.7) Spiced Bread, Whitefish (1.8)
(1.6) Deprecated Recipes. Ingredient Crawdad is confirmed by a recipe (see 1.7) found in Auridon. So these 3 dishes are Altmer. However, Crawdad can't be reliable in defining other dishes (e.g. Current Recipes), as Argonians use it, too.
(1.7) ESO Book Silver Crawdad Surprise
(1.8) Life in the Eagle's Shadow
Dark Meat Beer, Rotmeth, Meat Muscat, all made of Aged Meat (2). Jagga, Jagga Ouzo, Porky Port, all made of Pig’s Milk (2). Sun's Dusk Ale, Beetle Shots, Dusky Claret made of Dusk Beetle (2.1). Old Repugnant Rotmeth (2.2) Sipping Imga Tonic (2.3) Blood Froth, Fermented Honey Liquor (2.4) Beetle-Tea, You-Know-What Whiskey (2.5) Bloodmead (2.7)
Jagga Tarts consisting of fermented pig's milk and squirrel preserves, Kollopi Root, scorpion meat (as ingredient or dish? not clear), Poached Bantam Guar Eggs, live bugs - a dish, Frog-Kebab, Jaqspur's Slumgullion also called Whatever-We-Caught-Soup (2.5) Jugged Venison - a strange recipe from Greenshade containing onion (2.6) Slouchbear Surprise, Squirrel Preserves (2.8)
(2) Deprecated Recipes. Ingredients - Aged Meat and Pig’s Milk are directly confirmed by ESO and TES lorebooks. The drinks made of Aged Meat and Pig’s Milk are also widely confirmed by ESO and TES lorebooks.
(2.1) The ingredient Dusk Beetle has no direct confirmation,. But there is a book The Dreadful Theft of the Sun’s Dusk Ale describing a prosess of brewing Sun's Dusk Ale from bugs. Other drinks share same ingredient and their names clearly show they have the same origin. ALso, there's a Bosmer potion called Torchbug Treacle in ESO (dialogue with Sergeant Firion) confirming that Bosmer do make drinks from insects
(2.2) ESO Contraband items
(2.3) ESO current recipes - name suggests Valenwood
(2.4) Aunt Anela's Cookbook
(2.5) ESO Contraband items
(2.6) The Wood Elf Gourmet, CH.1
(2.7) Provision Requests ESO book
(2.8) Emperor's Guide to Tamriel
Fermented Treacle Tea, Treacle Run, Cane Mead, all made of Molasses (3). Sorghum Sweetmilk, White Eye Whiskey, Gold Coast Muscat*, all made of Glitter Rock (3.1). Gold Coast Muscat is questionable - see spoiler. Plum Brandy, Moon-Sugar Double Rum, Tenmar Apricot Liqueur, Myrrh-Tansy, Two-Moon Cordial (3.2) Torval Mint Tea, Anequina Stout, Rimmen Sour Bock, Clan Mother's Cordial, Senchal Dancer Tonic, Khenarthi's Wings Chai, Senche-Tiger Single Malt, Orcrest Agony Pale Ale, Alabaster Honey Rum (3.3) Moon-Sugar Tea (3.4) fermented syrups (3.11)
Sweetbread, Braised Sweetmeats, Sweetmeat Surprise made of Sweetmeats (3.5) Dried Sugarmeat, Nectar Bread Loaf, Honey Pudding, Candied Beet, jumping rodent morsels** (3.5). Caramelized Goat Nibbles, Goat Stew, Goat Dumplings made of goat bits(3.6) Moon Sugar Biscuits, Moon Sugar Brittle, Elsweyr Fondue made of MoonSugar (3.7) Sugared Sweets, Tarts***, Sweet Cream (3.8) Moon Candy, Moon-sugar-glazed Sweetwoll, Moonsugar Pudding (3.9) Honey meaty stews (3.10) Baandari Moon-Sugar Basters, moon-sugar syrup as ingredient (see description), candied pieces of fruit. fried sweetcake, slow-baking sweet pastries.(3.11) There are at least 12 different types of moonsugar (3.11) granule loaves, sorghum, sweet-beets as ingredients; (3.12) Pellitine Tomato Rice, Elsweyr Corn Fritters, Senchal Curry Fish and Rice, Sweet Dune Gnocchi, Clan Mother's Banana Pilaf, Rimmen Raisin Cookies, Mistral Banana Bread, Orcrest Garlic Apple Jelly, Baby Carrots in Moon-Sugar Glaze, Khajiiti Apple Spanakopita, Khajiiti Sweet-Stuffed Duck, Bananas in Moon-Sugar Syrup, Ultimate Riverhold Beef Pasty, Tenmar Millet-Carrot Couscous, Mistral Banana-Bunny Hash (3.13) Sugared Herring (3.14) Sugared Cuttlefish (3.15)
(3) Deprecated Recipes. Ingredient Molasses is confirmed to be a Khajiit ingredient in a book “Moon-Sugar for Glossy Fur? Yes!”. Fermented Treacle Tea confirmed in a book “The Chronicles of King Kurog, Book VI”. As Treacle Run, Cane Mead share a same ingredient, Molasses, no doubt they are Khajiit drinks.
(3.1) Deprecated Recipes. Ingredient Glitter Rock has no direct confirmation. Still, 2 confirmed Khajiit drinks are made of it: Sweetmilk (found in “A trader’s Eye for Fashion”) and White Eye (found in ESO Dialogue with Golor).
* Gold Coast Muscat shares the ingredient with confirmed Khajiit drinks, but the Gold Coast in the name puzzles me. Is there a Gold Coast in Elsweyr? Or maybe this sould be read as Gold Muscat “Coast”? Whatever is the answer, Gold Coast Muscat is doubtful for me.
(3.2) Plum Brandy, Tenmar Apricot Liqueur, Myrrh-Tansy, Two-Moon Cordial: Emperor’s Guide to Tamriel – Elsweyr; Moon-Sugar Double Rum: ESO Dialogue with Golor).
(3.3)Current ESO recipes. Khajiit origin confirmed by drink names
(3.4) ESO Contraband items
(3.5) Deprecated recipes. Ingredient Sweetmeats confirmed by Emperor’s Guide to Tamriel
**jumping rodent morsels is not a dish, but a description. Maybe Sweet Skeever Gumbo from Current recipes is a kind of such morsels? No confirmation, unfortunately
(3.6)Deprecated recipes Caramelized Goat Nibbles is confirmed by (3.5), Goat Stew and Goat Dumplings share same ingredient
(3.7) Deprecated recipes. Moonsugar is a well-know Khajiit ingredient according to many lorebooks
(3.8) Sweet Life book
*** Tarts are not specified - which ones?
(3.9) Sugarbelly book
(3.10)Rotten Bread and Spoiled Meat book.
(3.11) ESO Contraband Items. Baandari Moon-Sugar Basters: These basters are sold by the Baandari for the express purpose of basting roasted meats repeatedly with moon-sugar syrup.
(3.12) Moon-Sugar for Glossy Fur? Yes
(3.13) Current ESO recipes: name of recipes confirms Khajiit origin
(3.14) Provision Requests Book
(3.15) Treaty of Khenarti's Roost book
Imperial Stout, Colovian Amber Ale, Colovian Ginger Beer, Surilie Syrah Wine, Surilie Bros. White Merlot, Skingrad Muscat, Rislav's Righteous Red Kvass, Bravil Mead, Bravil Bitter Barley Beer, Kvatch Watch Grenache, West Weald Wallop, Cheydinhal Sherry, Blue Road Marathon, Fifth Legion Porter
Imperial City Stew, Imperial Stuffed Piglet, Rumare Slaughterfish Pie, Cyrodilic Pumpkin Fritters, Cyrodilic Cornbread, Nibenese Garlic Carrots, Nibenese Fricasseed Fawn, Colovian Roast Turkey, Colovian Beef Noodle Soup, Bruma Jugged Rabbit, Jerall View Inn Carrot Cake, Bravil Melon Salad, Bravil's Best Beet Risotto, Blackwood Stuffed Banana Leaves, Gold Coast Mudcrab Fries, West Weald Corn Chowder, Skingrad Cabbage Soup, The Emperor's Venison Fricassee, Potentate's Supreme Cioppino, Akaviri Pork Fried Rice, Minotaur Slumgullion, Aunt Alessia's Pork Chops
If you have some confirmed racial recipes, I would appreciate if you share it!
My next steps:
- to keep finding Altmer and Bosmer cuisine, as it is rather few.
- to make a list of Imperial food and drinks