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8th Aug '16 10:09:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* Makes an appearance in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', when a slaver tries to seduce Daenerys with offers of "jellied dog's brains" and "unborn puppy on a stick" to further hammer home that it's a culture of evil! In an inversion, the slaver is grossed out by the fact that the people of Westeros eat ''beef.''
* ''Series/TheDailyShow'': A part of Jon Stewart's ''EarthTheBook'' (a guide to aliens on everything Earth-related) is devoted to foods that one culture treats as delicacy and everyone else finds revolting. The examples include [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haggis haggis]] (supposedly, originally devised as a projectile to hurl at English invaders), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasma hasma]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balut_(egg) balut]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Marshmallow]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peeps Peeps]] (whose production apparently involves the use of spent fuel rods).

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* Makes an appearance in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', when a slaver tries to seduce Daenerys with offers of "jellied dog's brains" and "unborn puppy on a stick" to further hammer home that it's a culture of evil! In an inversion, the slaver is grossed out by the fact that the people of Westeros eat ''beef.''
* ''Series/TheDailyShow'': A part of Jon Stewart's ''EarthTheBook'' ''Literature/EarthTheBook'' (a guide to aliens on everything Earth-related) is devoted to foods that one culture treats as delicacy and everyone else finds revolting. The examples include [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haggis haggis]] (supposedly, originally devised as a projectile to hurl at English invaders), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasma hasma]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balut_(egg) balut]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Marshmallow]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peeps Peeps]] (whose production apparently involves the use of spent fuel rods).



* Played with in ''TheAlienYears'' by Robert Silverberg, in which a Muslim man raised in seclusion finds a hamburger he gets at a diner particularly unappetizing.
* The kids' book ''HowToEatFriedWorms''
* Played with in the ''DarkHeavens'' trilogy when the Australian main character reacts with disgust at stinky bean curd, causing a Chinese character to shoot back wondering how anyone could ever possibly find ''cheese'' appetising.

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* Played with in ''TheAlienYears'' ''Literature/TheAlienYears'' by Robert Silverberg, in which a Muslim man raised in seclusion finds a hamburger he gets at a diner particularly unappetizing.
* The kids' book ''HowToEatFriedWorms''
''Literature/HowToEatFriedWorms''
* Played with in the ''DarkHeavens'' ''Literature/DarkHeavens'' trilogy when the Australian main character reacts with disgust at stinky bean curd, causing a Chinese character to shoot back wondering how anyone could ever possibly find ''cheese'' appetising.
7th Aug '16 10:16:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/VorkosiganSaga'': Cordelia Vorkosigan has the same problem fairly often when she moves from hypercivilized and technologically advanced Beta Colony to the barbarian backwater of Barrayar. Notably, on one occasion young Miles catches some fish in the lake at Vorkosigan Surleau, and proudly brings them in to feed the family, only later realizing that his mother's enthusiasm was entirely an act for his benefit when he notices he's never seen her eat anything but vat protein except that once...

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* ''VideoGame/VorkosiganSaga'': ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': Cordelia Vorkosigan has the same problem fairly often when she moves from hypercivilized and technologically advanced Beta Colony to the barbarian backwater of Barrayar. Notably, on one occasion young Miles catches some fish in the lake at Vorkosigan Surleau, and proudly brings them in to feed the family, only later realizing that his mother's enthusiasm was entirely an act for his benefit when he notices he's never seen her eat anything but vat protein except that once...
7th Aug '16 10:15:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[VorkosiganSaga Cordelia Vorkosigan]] has the same problem fairly often when she moves from hypercivilized and technologically advanced Beta Colony to the barbarian backwater of Barrayar. Notably, on one occasion young Miles catches some fish in the lake at Vorkosigan Surleau, and proudly brings them in to feed the family, only later realizing that his mother's enthusiasm was entirely an act for his benefit when he notices he's never seen her eat anything but vat protein except that once...

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* [[VorkosiganSaga ''VideoGame/VorkosiganSaga'': Cordelia Vorkosigan]] Vorkosigan has the same problem fairly often when she moves from hypercivilized and technologically advanced Beta Colony to the barbarian backwater of Barrayar. Notably, on one occasion young Miles catches some fish in the lake at Vorkosigan Surleau, and proudly brings them in to feed the family, only later realizing that his mother's enthusiasm was entirely an act for his benefit when he notices he's never seen her eat anything but vat protein except that once...
5th Aug '16 10:47:19 AM dotchan
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* ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'': Willy Wonka is offered a bowl of slimy subtance by an Oompa Loompa chieftain, Wonka grimaces and gags while attempting to eat it.
30th Jul '16 12:23:20 PM nombretomado
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* A variant is seen in MarionZimmerBradley's ''{{Darkover}}'' novel ''City of Sorcery'': a character from a culture so pacifist that for fear of killing a living thing they never even eat ''natural food'', but only synthetics, is forced to resort not only to "real" foods, but to actual meat. She can even deal with it, in the form of "just a bar, or a slice", but looking down at a ''wing'' on her plate stops her cold.

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* A variant is seen in MarionZimmerBradley's ''{{Darkover}}'' Creator/MarionZimmerBradley's ''Literature/{{Darkover}}'' novel ''City of Sorcery'': a character from a culture so pacifist that for fear of killing a living thing they never even eat ''natural food'', but only synthetics, is forced to resort not only to "real" foods, but to actual meat. She can even deal with it, in the form of "just a bar, or a slice", but looking down at a ''wing'' on her plate stops her cold.
28th Jul '16 8:31:53 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/{{Fudge}} Superfudge]]'', Peter and a friend collect worms for a neighbor, and speculate that she might eat them. This is confirmed when she gives them cookies into which ground-up worms (for protein) have been blended. [[spoiler:Actually it was a Halloween counter-prank, there were no worms in the cookies.]]

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* In ''[[Literature/{{Fudge}} Superfudge]]'', ''Literature/{{Superfudge}}'', Peter and a friend collect worms for a neighbor, and speculate that she might eat them. This is confirmed when she gives them cookies into which ground-up worms (for protein) have been blended. [[spoiler:Actually it was a Halloween counter-prank, there were no worms in the cookies.]]
30th Jun '16 4:56:17 PM Anddrix
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* In the [[BaseBreaker controversial]] ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' fic "The Seer" by KicsterAsh, the cook for the village Phineas, Ferb, Isabella, Baljeet and Buford are staying in Cantoria responds to Phineas and Ferb's positive comments about the simple chicken she's cooked by telling them it's a pity that the main ingredient in her specialty isn't available. Said ingredient? Platypus. Both Phineas and Ferb promptly lose their appetites.

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* In the [[BaseBreaker controversial]] ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' fic "The Seer" by KicsterAsh, the cook for the village Phineas, Ferb, Isabella, Baljeet and Buford are staying in Cantoria responds to Phineas and Ferb's positive comments about the simple chicken she's cooked by telling them it's a pity that the main ingredient in her specialty isn't available. Said ingredient? Platypus. Both Phineas and Ferb promptly lose their appetites.
9th Jun '16 7:35:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''SamuraiJack'':

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* ''SamuraiJack'':''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'':
4th Jun '16 4:00:16 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in an AbleTeam novel. Carl Lyons is in Guatemala and is eating a tortilla stuffed with meat when the man with him says with a grin: "I didn't think you'd like pig guts." Carl just looks at his meal and says, "I didn't think I'd like it either" and then goes on eating.

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* Subverted in an AbleTeam Literature/AbleTeam novel. Carl Lyons is in Guatemala and is eating a tortilla stuffed with meat when the man with him says with a grin: "I didn't think you'd like pig guts." Carl just looks at his meal and says, "I didn't think I'd like it either" and then goes on eating.
28th May '16 9:13:51 AM Pinokio
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* ''The Private Eyes'': Mr. Uwatsum, a [[AsianSpeekeeEngrish strange Japanese man]], offers the inspectors fish eyes and hummingbird cookies.
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