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22nd May '17 7:40:02 AM BunnyStar
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The culinary equivalent of RubberForeheadAliens. Alien cuisine has a suspicious tendency to look like Earth food ripped from its terrestrial context and subjected to food colouring -- leading to things like green egg yolks, glow-in-the-dark yellow sauces, obsidian berries, and blue meat.

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The culinary equivalent of RubberForeheadAliens. Alien cuisine has a suspicious tendency to look like Earth food ripped from its terrestrial context and subjected to food colouring -- leading to things like [[Literature/GreenEggsAndHam green egg yolks, yolks]], glow-in-the-dark yellow sauces, obsidian berries, and blue meat.
18th Apr '17 10:55:27 AM TheDragonDemands
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** A memorable inversion occurs when G'Kar serves a fellow Narn Swedish meatballs because it resembles and tastes like a native dish called breen. G'Kar then mentions that every alien species has inexplicably invented a dish resembling Swedish meatballs.

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** A memorable inversion occurs when G'Kar serves a fellow Narn Swedish meatballs because it resembles and tastes like a native dish called breen. G'Kar then mentions that every alien species has inexplicably invented a dish resembling Swedish meatballs. On some planets their version is a delicacy (like the Narns) for others it's some mundane everyday food (Earth's Swedish meatballs), but ''every'' race has a dish exactly like it (not just "resembling": another Narn he serves some too observes that the taste, smell, and texture are indistinguishable from their version).
20th Nov '15 9:11:46 AM DaibhidC
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* Hagro biscuit in ''Series/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' looks like a blue panini topped with guacamole.
8th Oct '15 5:45:15 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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'''Prop Master:''' Why not? [[AliensSpeakingEnglish They speak English.]]\\

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'''Prop Master:''' Why not? [[AliensSpeakingEnglish They speak English.]]\\\\
8th Oct '15 5:36:31 PM MarkLungo
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8th Oct '15 5:35:56 PM MarkLungo
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** Probably the most famous case of this is the carrot, which originally came in a variety of colors ranging from white to red to purple. Orange carrots only became widespread after Dutch farmers during and after the EightyYearsWar bred their carrots that way to proclaim their support for the House of Orange (and thus Dutch nationalism). For whatever reason, the color spread and stuck.

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** Probably the most famous case of this is the carrot, which originally came in a variety of colors ranging from white to red to purple. Orange carrots only became widespread after Dutch farmers during and after the EightyYearsWar UsefulNotes/TheEightyYearsWar bred their carrots that way to proclaim their support for the House of Orange (and thus Dutch nationalism). For whatever reason, the color spread and stuck.
27th Jun '15 2:21:12 PM FordPrefect
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** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]] Gave us the Klingon specialities ''[[EatThat Gagh]]'' and ''[[GargleBlaster Bloodwine]]''

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** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]] Gave gave us the Klingon specialities ''[[EatThat Gagh]]'' and ''[[GargleBlaster Bloodwine]]''
16th Feb '15 8:55:20 PM TVRulezAgain
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* In ''LiloAndStitch,'' Jumba and Pleakly attempt to bait Stitch with what appears to be an ordinary chicken drumstick... which is also bright green, and covered in purple spots.

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* In ''LiloAndStitch,'' ''Disney/LiloAndStitch,'' Jumba and Pleakly attempt to bait Stitch with what appears to be an ordinary chicken drumstick... which is also bright green, and covered in purple spots.
2nd Feb '15 11:13:48 PM rjung
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* Creator/DrSeuss' ''Literature/GreenEggsAndHam'' is probably the most famous literary example.
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30th Sep '14 1:36:50 PM fruitstripegum
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* A downplayed example in an episode of "Arthur" featuring George's mother being puzzled by a purple object she picks up in the grocery store that turns out to be purple okra, which Sue Ellen's father claims is delicious (so this would be PaletteSwappedAlienFood with Alien just meaning from another country on Earth).

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* A downplayed example in an episode of "Arthur" ''{{Arthur}}'' featuring George's mother being puzzled by a purple object she picks up in the grocery store that turns out to be purple okra, which Sue Ellen's father claims is delicious (so this would be PaletteSwappedAlienFood with Alien just meaning from another country on Earth).
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