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1st Dec '16 4:52:16 AM JackG
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'''Ramirez:''' (bridling) How revolting!

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'''Ramirez:''' (bridling) ''(bridling)'' How revolting!



* Subverted in a sci-fi short where a human diplomat negotiating a peace settlement with an alien race is fully prepared to eat the disgusting slop served up to him, citing this trope, 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 sci-fi short where a ''The Yillian Way'', by John Keith Laumer. A human diplomat negotiating a peace settlement with an alien race is fully prepared to eat the disgusting slop served up to him, citing this trope, 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.
30th Nov '16 7:39:31 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** Elves go one step farther and practice cannibalism.
* The Bosmer, or Wood Elves, of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' have a peculiar diet as a result of the Green Pact. As they cannot eat any form of plantlife, they've become quite skilled at cooking any form of meat, including one another as cannibalism is a key facet of their society. Perhaps their most bizarre food is an alcohol made by fermenting rotten meat.

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** Elves go one step farther and practice cannibalism.
cannibalism, when they're not stuffing their effeminate faces full of their slain foes be they goblin or dwarf.
* The Bosmer, or Wood Elves, of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' have a peculiar diet as a result of the Green Pact. As they cannot eat any form of plantlife, they've become quite skilled at cooking any form of meat, including one another as cannibalism is a key facet of their society. Perhaps their most bizarre food is an alcohol made by fermenting rotten meat. It's been said in the lore that they fast before large battles so they can be hungry enough to eat their dead and dying, foes or not.
15th Nov '16 6:06:20 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted on ''KickButtowski'' where everyone are practically in love with Scandinavian cooking, no matter what it is.

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* Subverted on ''KickButtowski'' ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'' where everyone are practically in love with Scandinavian cooking, no matter what it is.
12th Nov '16 1:26:52 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' episode "Swan Song" (TheOneWith Creator/JohnnyCash), the Lieutenant is taken aback to find the chili he just ate has squirrel meat in it.

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* In the ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' episode "Swan Song" (TheOneWith Creator/JohnnyCash), Music/JohnnyCash), the Lieutenant is taken aback to find the chili he just ate has squirrel meat in it.
5th Nov '16 5:37:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''IronChef''. The feeling is apparently mutual, as many items and dishes that looked normal to Western eyes were greeted with dismay (occasionally bordering on horror) by the commentators. And sometimes food that sounds quite appetizing to the American sushi-eater's palate will become this due to the way Japanese chefs butcher animals without killing them first, like the infamous Battle Octopus.

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* ''IronChef''.''Series/IronChef''. The feeling is apparently mutual, as many items and dishes that looked normal to Western eyes were greeted with dismay (occasionally bordering on horror) by the commentators. And sometimes food that sounds quite appetizing to the American sushi-eater's palate will become this due to the way Japanese chefs butcher animals without killing them first, like the infamous Battle Octopus.
1st Nov '16 1:38:55 PM zzedar
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* Some natives of the Literature/{{Ringworld}} are disgusted by Luis Wu's love of cheese.
21st Oct '16 7:49:56 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* In the ''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 ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' fic "The Seer" by KicsterAsh, the cook for the Cantorian village Phineas, Ferb, Isabella, Baljeet and Buford are staying in Cantoria of River Town 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.
20th Oct '16 11:10:19 AM AgProv
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* In ''Series/{{MASH}}'', a visiting Canadian corporal causes consternation when he ''praises'' the legendarily bad food provided by the 4077th's mess tent. He asks what it's like to eat so well every day. All becomes clear when he explains the Canadian forces in Korea are dependent on British Army rations and catering services. iIt is accepted by all that not even the 4077th's catering can be ''that'' bad.
19th Oct '16 4:47:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[{{Havemercy}} Shadow Magic]]'', Alcibiades spends most of his time as a diplomat complaining about the food (and the furniture, and his job, and the people, and Caius...). Finding some fried dumplings being sold on the street is the first time he eats sufficiently since he got to Xi'an.
* Some natives of the {{Ringworld}} are disgusted by Luis Wu's love of cheese.

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* In ''[[{{Havemercy}} ''[[Literature/{{Havemercy}} Shadow Magic]]'', Alcibiades spends most of his time as a diplomat complaining about the food (and the furniture, and his job, and the people, and Caius...). Finding some fried dumplings being sold on the street is the first time he eats sufficiently since he got to Xi'an.
* Some natives of the {{Ringworld}} Literature/{{Ringworld}} are disgusted by Luis Wu's love of cheese.
25th Sep '16 4:11:49 PM StarSword
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* In an early ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode Castle and Beckett are served lunch by a Nigerian restaurateur while consulting her on a case. The chef asks Beckett what she thinks of the cow's foot stew she's eating.
-->'''Beckett:''' ''(suddenly grossed out)'' Cow's foot? I thought this was beef.\\
'''Castle:''' It ''is'' beef.
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