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24th Jun '16 1:18:09 PM Someoneman
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* In the second ''VideoGame/LittleBigAdventure'' game the PlayerCharacter is offered a slice of tart (which is an item you'll need later), and after eating some is casually informed by the housekeeper that it's made of fireflies -- the local version of GoddamnedBats you encounter a lot in the Under-Gas. He then passes out.

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* In the second ''VideoGame/LittleBigAdventure'' game the PlayerCharacter is offered a slice of tart (which is an item you'll need later), and after eating some is casually informed by the housekeeper that it's made of fireflies -- the local version of GoddamnedBats enemies you encounter a lot in the Under-Gas. He then passes out.
11th Jun '16 4:06:18 PM Doug86
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* Since the title character of ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' is an alien whose race helped inspire the CthulhuMythos, her grocery list includes items like shantak bird eggs, black goat of the woods (a.k.a. Shub-Niggurath) meat or her famous "BLT" sandwich [[spoiler:(Byakhee-Lloigor-Tsathoggua)]]). As a result, her LoveInterest Mahiro actually refuses to eat any of her food unless he's absolutely positive it was made with only Earthly ingredients, showing that he's actively trying to [[AvertedTrope avert]] IAteWhat. The issue isn't Nyarko's cooking skills, either; other human characters enjoy her meals, and so has Mahiro on the few occasions when he gave them a shot. However, after she served him a ''bento'' and refused to identify the meat involved, he started "boycotting" her dishes. (Though he might have a valid complaint with the "BLT" -- at least one of the items involved is a sentient being, meaning that even if it doesn't quite qualify as [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalism]] it's still extremely {{Squick}}y.)

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* Since the title character of ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' is an alien whose race helped inspire the CthulhuMythos, Franchise/CthulhuMythos, her grocery list includes items like shantak bird eggs, black goat of the woods (a.k.a. Shub-Niggurath) meat or her famous "BLT" sandwich [[spoiler:(Byakhee-Lloigor-Tsathoggua)]]). As a result, her LoveInterest Mahiro actually refuses to eat any of her food unless he's absolutely positive it was made with only Earthly ingredients, showing that he's actively trying to [[AvertedTrope avert]] IAteWhat. The issue isn't Nyarko's cooking skills, either; other human characters enjoy her meals, and so has Mahiro on the few occasions when he gave them a shot. However, after she served him a ''bento'' and refused to identify the meat involved, he started "boycotting" her dishes. (Though he might have a valid complaint with the "BLT" -- at least one of the items involved is a sentient being, meaning that even if it doesn't quite qualify as [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalism]] it's still extremely {{Squick}}y.)
27th May '16 9:23:31 AM DracoKanji
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* In the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' 'verse, some species of the galaxy are incompatible with others because of MirrorChemistry, and ingesting foods (or, ''ahem'', [[InterspeciesRomance other substances]]) of the wrong chirality can cause severe allergic reactions, illness, and even death. Of the major races, turians and quarians feature dextro-amino acids, while humans and the majority of the galaxy have levo-amino acids.

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* In the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' 'verse, some species of the galaxy are incompatible with others because of MirrorChemistry, and ingesting foods (or, ''ahem'', [[InterspeciesRomance other substances]]) of the wrong chirality can cause severe allergic reactions, illness, and even death.death[[note]]In real life, there are quite a few edible dextrochemicals. One is dextrose, the mirror form of glucose. Some can be toxic due to their chirality, but many simply pass without being absorbed.[[/note]]. Of the major races, turians and quarians feature dextro-amino acids, while humans and the majority of the galaxy have levo-amino acids.
26th Apr '16 3:44:46 PM JackG
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* Subverted in a short story where a human diplomat negotiating a peace settlement is fully prepared to eat the disgusting slop served up to him, but his aide realises it's a SecretTestOfCharacter. [[FlippingTheTable He knocks over the table]], marches up to where the big shots are eating and insists on being served good human food. As the alien society is based on alpha male domination, he successfully asserts his authority in their eyes.

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* Subverted in a short story ''The Yillian Way'' by Keith Laumer, where a human diplomat negotiating a peace settlement is fully prepared to eat the disgusting slop served up to him, but his aide realises it's a SecretTestOfCharacter. [[FlippingTheTable He knocks over the table]], marches up to where the big shots are eating and insists on being served good human food. As the alien society is based on alpha male domination, he successfully asserts his authority in their eyes.


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* Averted in ''Literature/SpaceCadet''. The protagonists are being fed by their Venusian captives, and the commander refuses to explain what they're eating because it will get in the way of their eating it. It's nutritious and that's what counts.
22nd Apr '16 11:31:45 PM NoxSky12599
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* ''Series/Babylon5'':
** It's mentioned frequently that consuming even small amounts of alcohol sends Minbari into homicidal rages. On the flip side, there's a Minbari ceremonial drink called Sha'neyat that's deadly poison to humans.
** At one point, G'Kar is having dinner with the captain of one of the few Narn battleships to survive the war against the Centauri. The captain expresses amazement that G'Kar somehow managed to get "breen" imported from their homeworld despite the Centauri occupation, but G'Kar explains that despite the smell, taste, and texture being identical, it's actually Swedish meatballs from Earth. He goes on to claim that every known sentient race in the galaxy has their own food identical to Swedish meatballs, and describes it as a mystery that would either never be solved, or that "would drive you mad if you ever knew the truth."
** Centauri ambassador Londo Mollari's aide Vir mentions that he'd been eating at a human fast food restaurant called [[BlandNameProduct McBari's]]. Londo chastises him for it, saying Centauri aren't biologically capable of digesting human junk food. Vir replies, "I know, but it tastes soooo good going down. Coming back up? Not so much."
9th Apr '16 7:57:42 PM Piando
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* Downplayed in Fanfic/{{the Calvinverse}}, [[HarmlessVillain Rupert and Earl's crew]] have peanut-butter milkshakes as their favorite food - edible, sure, but not something many wouldn't want to try. Peanut butter milkshakes are actually common in {{Seattle}}.

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* Downplayed in Fanfic/{{the Calvinverse}}, [[HarmlessVillain Rupert and Earl's crew]] have peanut-butter milkshakes as their favorite food - edible, sure, but not something many wouldn't want to try. Peanut butter milkshakes are actually common in {{Seattle}}.UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}.



* Subverted in ''TheMightyBoosh'': when Howard meets a group of snow people, their leader suggests they have lunch, at which point one of them spits ([[{{Squick}} let's just say it's spit for now]]) onto a plate, at which point Howard thinks he has to eat the delicacy or he would offend them. After trying the "spit", he mumbles some fake compliments, at which point the real lunch arrives: ordinary sandwiches.

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* Subverted in ''TheMightyBoosh'': ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'': when Howard meets a group of snow people, their leader suggests they have lunch, at which point one of them spits ([[{{Squick}} let's just say it's spit for now]]) onto a plate, at which point Howard thinks he has to eat the delicacy or he would offend them. After trying the "spit", he mumbles some fake compliments, at which point the real lunch arrives: ordinary sandwiches.



* In the ''FlightOfTheConchords'' episode "Bret Gives Up the Dream", Bret brings home a bag of much-needed food. After Jermaine bites into a sandwich, Bret admits that he found the food on the street. Disgusted, Jermaine runs to the sink to spit the bite out, then decides to just eat it.

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* In the ''FlightOfTheConchords'' ''Series/FlightOfTheConchords'' episode "Bret Gives Up the Dream", Bret brings home a bag of much-needed food. After Jermaine bites into a sandwich, Bret admits that he found the food on the street. Disgusted, Jermaine runs to the sink to spit the bite out, then decides to just eat it.



** ''EverQuest'' cooking has ''interesting'' ingredients as well. Eating smoked Wood Elf, for example, gives you a temporary bonus to agility, and the less said about what goes into a Hero Sandwich, the better...

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** ''EverQuest'' ''VideoGame/EverQuest'' cooking has ''interesting'' ingredients as well. Eating smoked Wood Elf, for example, gives you a temporary bonus to agility, and the the&& less said about what goes into a Hero Sandwich, the better...



* The Yugopotamians from ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents'' have BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad as part of their biology. As such, they consider things like manure to be delicious, while things like candy and chocolate are some of the deadliest poisons known to their species.

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* The Yugopotamians from ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' have BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad as part of their biology. As such, they consider things like manure to be delicious, while things like candy and chocolate are some of the deadliest poisons known to their species.
12th Mar '16 5:44:49 PM oofgnileud
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** Gourmands (including Ben's Gourmand form, Upchuck) are {{Extreme Omnivore}}s capable of eating and digesting absolutely anything, except for regular human food.
* The Yugopotamians from ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents'' have BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad as part of their biology. As such, they consider things like manure to be delicious, while things like candy and chocolate are some of the deadliest poisons known to their species.
12th Mar '16 5:29:25 PM oofgnileud
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* The WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius movie "Win, Lose and Kaboom" inverted it with [[strike: banana cream pie]] [[HumansThroughAlienEyes disgusting Earth goop]], which one alien had such a severe allergic reaction to that it ''[[YourHeadAsplode exploded]]''. Conversely, Carl's reaction to some gross looking alien delicacy bordered on addiction.

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* The Inverted in the WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius movie "Win, Lose and Kaboom" inverted it with [[strike: Kaboom", which had the characters competing on an alien game show. During an EatThat challenge, BigEater Carl found his disgusting-looking alien dish quite tasty, but the alien contestant who had to eat banana cream pie]] [[HumansThroughAlienEyes pie (a.k.a. "[[HumansThroughAlienEyes disgusting Earth goop]], which one alien had such a severe allergic reaction to goop]]") found it so repulsive that it ''[[YourHeadAsplode exploded]]''. Conversely, Carl's reaction to some gross looking alien delicacy bordered on addiction.his head exploded]]''.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben10}}'': When not cooking his CordonBleughChef recipes, Grandpa Max makes this.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben10}}'': When not cooking his ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'': Grandpa Max certainly seems like a CordonBleughChef recipes, Grandpa Max makes this.at first, but after it's revealed that he works with the [[TheMenInBlack Plumbers]], it turns out he's actually a SupremeChef... just not to ''humans''.
27th Feb '16 8:47:11 PM Willbyr
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* In one episode of ''UruseiYatsura'', Lum is asked to cook lunch while on a camping trip; Ataru, knowing her LethalChef skills, turns down the offer to partake. The other campers are turned into [[FireBreathingDiner Fire Breathing Diners]] by their first bite; when they ask what's in the food, Lum reveals that ''everything on the table'' contains chili peppers, curry, or both.

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* In one episode of ''UruseiYatsura'', ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', Lum is asked to cook lunch while on a camping trip; Ataru, knowing her LethalChef skills, turns down the offer to partake. The other campers are turned into [[FireBreathingDiner Fire Breathing Diners]] by their first bite; when they ask what's in the food, Lum reveals that ''everything on the table'' contains chili peppers, curry, or both.



* ''KyouranKazokuNikki'' has this in the very first episode. When, after being shuffled back and forth on the counter,[[RuleOfFunny and apparently getting sick]], it proclaims "just eat me already!"

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* ''KyouranKazokuNikki'' ''LightNovel/KyouranKazokuNikki'' has this in the very first episode. When, after being shuffled back and forth on the counter,[[RuleOfFunny and apparently getting sick]], it proclaims "just eat me already!"
2nd Feb '16 6:37:54 AM Knight20
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryBlastOffToMars'' Jerry doesn't like any of the food at the Martian buffet on Mars.
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