This page is a compendium of food and drinks mentioned throughout the series. As the list grows, it can be better organized and sorted. 

Planetary-Based Cuisine[edit | edit source]

Venusian Cuisine[edit | edit source]

  • Venusian Fury Cocktail - Mentioned in Iron Gold, Ephraim's crew drinks them and they chide him for being too boring. It reportedly tastes of Licorice and salt.[1] Pierce shared the recipe on Twitter - the drink includes rum, stout, and squid ink. [2]
  • Oysters - Venusian crustaceans are said to be the best. [3]
  • Doughy Cinnamon Noodles [4]

Terran Cuisine[edit | edit source]

European[edit | edit source]

  • Lagavulin 16 - The favorite whiskey of Lorn au Arcos. [5]
  • Sottocenere - A Cheese from the Italian Penisula. It contains licorice, nutmeg, coriander, cloves, cinnamon & fennel. [6]
  • European Gruyere Cheese [7]

South American[edit | edit source]

  • South American Prosciutto [7]

Pacific[edit | edit source]

  • Pacific Sweet Fried Cod [7]

Martian Cuisine[edit | edit source]

Martian Cuisine is themed around cumin and cloves, Soups and curries. [7]

  • Spiced Thesslonican Wine

Color-Based Cuisine[edit | edit source]

Red Cuisine[edit | edit source]

Cuisine in Red Culture is defined by food rations given in the mines, and whatever other little wildlife that can be found.

  • Pitviper Blood Soup - Popular in lowRed mines during Yuletide, often served with Flaxbread and Okrablossom. [8]
  • Fried Pitviper Eggs [3]

Obsidian Cuisine[edit | edit source]

Cuisine in Obsidian Culture is themed around Old Norse Culture, and what little wildlife is found on the Ice.

  • Azag - Berry liquor, colored purple. [9]
  • Grog - A type of alcohol. [9]
  • Atuka - A dish made of berries mixed with the blubber of an Ice Drake. [9]
  • Spirit Berries - Hallucinogenic nuts that grow on Mars' south pole. Similar in appearance to Walnuts. [10]
  • Ice Drake Meat - Taken from around the spine, where the most flavorful meat is. [9]
  • Ice Drake Brains - Eaten raw in order to preserve the vitamin C. [9]
  • Ice Drake Liver - Eaten raw in order to preserve the vitamin C. [9]

Gold Cuisine[edit | edit source]

  • Hummingbird Tongues - A popular and expensive delicacy among Golds.
  • Snails

Miscellaneous Cuisine[edit | edit source]

  • Jasmine Ice-Cream [7]
  • Custard stuffed dates [7]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Lagavulin 16 also happens to be Pierce Brown's favorite whiskey.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Iron Gold, Chapter 7
  2. Pierce Brown - Twitter - June 6, 2019
  3. 3.0 3.1 Iron Gold, Chapter 29
  4. Iron Gold, Chapter 51
  5. Golden Son, Chapter 51
  6. Golden Son, Chapter 48
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Iron Gold, Chapter 31
  8. Red Rising, Chapter 13
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Dark Age, Chapter 44
  10. Dark Age, Chapter 41
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