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List of confirmed food and drinks for different races of Tamriel

myskyrim26
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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!
Altmer Drinks
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.
(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
Doubtful AD drinks from Deprecated list- need help with them, seem to be Altmer
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.
Altmer Food
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

Bosmer Drinks
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)

Bosmer Food
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
Khajiit Drinks
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)
Khajiit Food
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 Drinks
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 Food
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
Edited by myskyrim26 on September 18, 2018 7:38PM
  • psychotrip
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    Where are the Altmer getting coffee from? Back when I assumed Summerset was more...tropical it made sense, but now that we’ve seen it I wonder where they get it from. Elsweyr? But you’d think they’d drink it too then if it was native to where they live. I could see them using moon sugar instead of cane sugar to sweeten it. Maybe Hammerfell?
    Edited by psychotrip on September 14, 2018 2:15PM
    No one is saying there aren't multiple interpretations of the lore, and we're not arguing that ESO did it "wrong".

    We're arguing that they decided to go for the most boring, mundane, seen-before interpretation possible. Like they almost always do, unless they can ride on the coat-tails of past games.
  • myskyrim26
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    @psychotrip,
    Will try to find something on coffee. On the one hand, Altmer strongly keep to their traditions; on the other hand, open trade could bring new recipes and products... Now I'm digging into the AD food - it is much more puzzling than drinks.
  • psychotrip
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    myskyrim26 wrote: »
    @psychotrip,
    Will try to find something on coffee. On the one hand, Altmer strongly keep to their traditions; on the other hand, open trade could bring new recipes and products... Now I'm digging into the AD food - it is much more puzzling than drinks.

    I honestly think it just wasn’t thought out. They imagined snooty elves drinking coffee, and wanted some aliteration. Could’ve been a good addition to the lore, if Summerset’s climate matched its geographical location at all. Then we could run into coffee plantations and learn more about how it fits into Altmer culture.

    But Zenimax preferred turning Summerset into Somerset, England. Oh well.
    No one is saying there aren't multiple interpretations of the lore, and we're not arguing that ESO did it "wrong".

    We're arguing that they decided to go for the most boring, mundane, seen-before interpretation possible. Like they almost always do, unless they can ride on the coat-tails of past games.
  • Bruccius
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    It's not really related to any of the Three Alliances, but I'm really keen on Imperial food and drink.

    Such as the legendary Sweetroll.
  • myskyrim26
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    @Bruccius,
    Deprecated recipes contain Imperial food, as well. Maybe will do it after AD, it is not as numerous as Pact food. Also we have some exotic insights such as Maormer and even goblin food
    Edited by myskyrim26 on September 17, 2018 2:40PM
  • myskyrim26
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    Done for now:
    - listed a lot of Khajiit food and drinks
    - having problems with Altmer and Bosmer food - it is too few
    - listed Imperial food and drinks founded in ESO recipes
  • myskyrim26
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    Spring Infusion, Blessed Spring Water, Sparkling Spring confirmed to be Altmer! Yay!
    (not sure I can make posts one after one... but how else to keep things updates?)
  • Ajaxandriel
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    I read your "inventory" and that's really interesting @myskyrim26
    myskyrim26 wrote: »
    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!

    I don't understand the "deprecated recipes" concept, was it ever released in game? I remember deprecated ingredients (I still have some, for collection, in my orc's inventory) ...So were they recipes available at DAY 1 in ESO which became "gray items" later?
    Or are they simply early-development data in the alpha or beta, like, say, the datamined lore about Sunhold and varlines (which is kind of expanded-universe instead of actual canon now - sorry for the salt in the wound psychotrip if you read this ^^')


    It's hard for me to help directly since all the cooking stuff are very localized versions and I'm not aware of all the cuisine words in english (when they're not norman/latin like "cuisine" or "pork" haha)

    I used a very similar way to identify altmer food and drinks (here in french with pictures) that I used during roleplay party

    => Looking at my Provisioning master crafter's list and noting all the names with a high-elf location in it

    - same like yours (1.4) Lillandril, Crystal Tower/Tour de Cristal, Cloudrest/Le Pas-des-Nuées, Shimmerene/Étincelance

    - adding :
    - - the psijic recipes (insofar as Artaeum is extracted from Summerset)
    - - the aldmeri orphan gruel (from the New Year event, it's given in Valenwood but it's clearly related to the Altmer race-themed quest)
    - - the drink from Balfiera (because of the Direnni altmer)

    - lacking :
    - - maybe the rarest recipes I haven't got
    - - recipes that are not actually "playable" provisioning like mere mentions in quests
    - - reciepes that altmer origin is only mentioned in game lore that I forgot or didn't notice (except from the Gruel here, so)
    - - reciepes that altmer origin is only mentioned in expanded universe lore (such as older TES games)



    I'm doing the same with my Bosmer spinner : checking all the recipes she knows, since she only learns the ones without any vegetable ingredient.
    So here is a new issue:
    - is a dish a genuine bosmer dish because it's "safe for Green Pact fundamentalism" (that in-game Rotmeth recipe seems not to be, iirc there's plant thing in it, but that some fish recipe from Skyrim will be)
    - or is it because it seems produced in Valenwood, because it got a bosmer-like name?

    This looks like a "No True Scotsman" case hahaha!

    TESO:Triskelion - forum RP, guilde francophone
    Dorguldun gro-Arash - orque sorcier 50
    Tahajmi - khajiit sorcière 50
    Artémidore de Corbeaulieu - bréton lame noire 50
    Altarya - haute-elfe templière 50
    Hjarnar - nordique sorcier 50
    Jendaya al-Gilane - rougegarde chevalier-dragon 50
    Zandoga - rougegarde chevalier-dragon 50
    Ajaxandriel - haut-elfe gardien 50
    Angelith - elfe des bois gardienne 50
    Sabbathnazar Ullikummi - elfe noir chevalier-dragon 50

  • myskyrim26
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    @Ajaxandriel
    Thank you for interest in the topic and support!

    About the deprecared recipes:
    As far as I understand, the provisioning system was a bit different from what we have today. But still, deprecated ingredients were in-game and player created dishes and drinks I listed. Also, I tried to verify every deprecated recipe using the existing lore - ESO books and dialogues. The reason they changed recipes and ingredients was just a technical thing - same ingredients for all Aliances insted of Allaince-specific. So, I'm pretty sure that they are canon (I'm keen on finding exactly "canon" things).
    Here's a link about some bosmer recipes that became deprecated only for technical reasons https://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/discussion/149619/all-bosmer-drinks-removed-why

    Thank you sharing your finds! Will dig into them.

    As for current provisioning system, unfortunately, ingredients are not very reliable thing. Have a look at Skingrad Muscat recipe: Surilie Grapes and Comberry. Comberry! Which grows in... Ascadian Isles, Vvardenfell. And here's Sujamma: Barley, Comberry and Lemon. I doubt that barley is cultivated in Morrowind, as well as lemon... So, I use only names of recipes hinting their origin, like Shimmerene and etc...




  • Ajaxandriel
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    Oh okay, then definitely they are canon. After all, the player-characters are not intended to be able to cook anything in Tamriel. So these deprecated recipes join the "NPC only" abilities of the world background...

    As for the provisioning, well you're right that some names of recipes seems to contradict their own ingredients.

    I think we've got two ways of interpreting this:

    - The "gameplay" ingredients actually are "special touch" ingredients, like in a cocktail, and the main "roleplay" ingredient of the dish is implicitly used by the PCs when cooking (such as... water, milk, butter, ordinary salt, or any ingredient identified in the name of the recipe itself).


    - Some "gameplay" ingredients may be generic types (like "poultry" and "fish") that are implicitly more specific when chosen by our PCs to cook a specific recipe.

    So your Comberry is whether an imported small quantity for flavor in that Skingrad wine, or a generic name for a more specific local berry of Colovia.
    TESO:Triskelion - forum RP, guilde francophone
    Dorguldun gro-Arash - orque sorcier 50
    Tahajmi - khajiit sorcière 50
    Artémidore de Corbeaulieu - bréton lame noire 50
    Altarya - haute-elfe templière 50
    Hjarnar - nordique sorcier 50
    Jendaya al-Gilane - rougegarde chevalier-dragon 50
    Zandoga - rougegarde chevalier-dragon 50
    Ajaxandriel - haut-elfe gardien 50
    Angelith - elfe des bois gardienne 50
    Sabbathnazar Ullikummi - elfe noir chevalier-dragon 50

  • myskyrim26
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    @Ajaxandriel
    I think comberry is generic in this case... But still, even with generic items being questionable, we have a nice amount of true "racial" dishes and drinks to play with in our stories!
  • StamWhipCultist
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    Imperial food sounds edible, khajiit food sound like dessert based lol
    highelf food seems passable, and woodelf food is disgusting, like eating rotten carcass from sewage while drinking cesspool liquids.
    #stamwhip
  • myskyrim26
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    @StamWhipCultist
    Khajiit like everything to be very sweet. As for wood elf, well, it is weird, but still interesting to explore. More edible will come soon from Nords, Bretons and Redguards, and more weird from Argonians and Dunmer. Sweetrolls and raw slugs, all varieties of mead and snake sweat... I'm truly in love with Tamrielic cuisine!
    Edited by myskyrim26 on October 1, 2018 11:11AM
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