Age of Awakening
This is where Ziggy posts his nonsense
Pikeroot – Yucca-like root with a thousand uses
Mole Meat – Salted/Brined/Pickled/Alchemically Treated Tastes awful by itself
Mole Milk – Bitter and off-putting
Mole Butter – Gross as mole meat
Cham – Fish Sauce – Ratfolk Ketchup
Mushroom Ketchup – Yum!
Bat Meat – Tastes great…if you can catch them
Blind Cave Fish – The source of most fish meat
Sweetbeats- The Source of all Sugar
Rocknuts – Shells are hard at stone but they can grow anywhere
Crevirmite – Vegemite!
Mossflour – Ground up moss used to make bread and more!
Queenhair Root – Used to make an earthy tea
Sweet and Sour Mole Bites – Pickled mole meat fried in butter, and tossed with a sweetbeet and crystalberry* glaze. Served on a stick or alongside a cave green salad.
Mole Buns – Mole meat slow-cooked in a cham-based sauce until tender enough to shred. Cooked meat is stuffed into a ball of boiled-and-pounded pikeroot mash, sealed tight, and fried until golden.
Rocknut-Crusted Fillets – Cave fish fillets salted and coated in mossflour and crushed rocknuts. Grilled or baked.
Rockfish Roja – A whole cave fish, grilled directly on a heated flat rock and periodically basted with Crevirmite. Served over a plate of mashed pikeroot and grilled mushrooms. Drizzled with its own fishy-Crevirmite gravy.
Rocknut Spread – Rocknuts crushed and pounded with oil to create a smooth spread. Popular on bread and biscuits.
Mossflour Bread – A heavy, greenish loaf of bread with a coarse crumb and thick, sturdy crust. Often baked into shapes for children, or sliced and served with toppings.
Mossflour Beignets – Puffy pastries leavened with carbonated spring water and wild yeasts. Fried in fat and dusted with sweetbeet sugar.
Pikeroot Crisps – Julienne-cut strips of pikeroot fried crisp and salted. Served with a dipping bowl of cham.
Mashed Pikeroot – Pikeroot boiled and lightly mashed with milk and butter. Seasoned heavily with salt, badger’s bite*, and cave greens.
Businessman’s Boon – Pikeroot, boiled and pounded into a pliable paste. Formed into small flat rounds to resemble coins, and fried until golden. Customarily gifted to new merchants as a show of good faith.
Plumplings – Rounds of mossflour dough wrapped around a meat, fish, or cave bug filling and crimped shut at the top. Can be boiled or fried. Resembling plump purses, these pastries are said to bring money and good fortune.