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2nd Dec '16 6:31:47 AM dotchan
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* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'': One of Doraemon's few useful gadgets is the Momotaro Dango (a reference to a Japanese folklore), which can instantly befriend any creature it is fed to.
20th Nov '16 1:52:48 PM Morgenthaler
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20th Nov '16 8:11:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* Discussed several times in the Elenium when the knights encounter the [[ProudWarriorRace Peloi]], and their tradition of "Taking salt and talking of affairs".

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* Discussed several times in the Elenium ''Literature/TheElenium'' when the knights encounter the [[ProudWarriorRace Peloi]], and their tradition of "Taking salt and talking of affairs".
20th Nov '16 8:05:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ElizabethMoon novel ''TheLegacyOfGird'', a fellow from the Evil Wizard Class tries to make friends with Gird by offering him food, only to be rebuffed because in Gird's culture providing for someone establishes your superiority to them. They realize that their two cultures have been misunderstanding each other literally from first contact, as the EWC had always thought of Gird's people as natural servants because they were so eager to provide for the new impressive strangers.

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* In the ElizabethMoon Creator/ElizabethMoon novel ''TheLegacyOfGird'', ''Literature/TheLegacyOfGird'', a fellow from the Evil Wizard Class tries to make friends with Gird by offering him food, only to be rebuffed because in Gird's culture providing for someone establishes your superiority to them. They realize that their two cultures have been misunderstanding each other literally from first contact, as the EWC had always thought of Gird's people as natural servants because they were so eager to provide for the new impressive strangers.



* Averted, subverted and played semi-straight in ''{{Nation}}''. Daphne first sees Mau when he's dragging the bodies of all the Nation's people into the sea; recognising his numb grief, she leaves him mangoes when he finally goes to sleep. When she wants to make a proper introduction, she decides that tea and scones will surely overcome the communication barrier; unfortunately, she's trying to have a civilised English tea party in a grounded and listing shipwreck, and her terrible (first-time) attempts to make scones taste like rotten lobster, as the rather odd captain kept one in the flour barrel to eat the weevils; Mau comes away from the whole experience bemused and horrified by the foul taste, but recognising that the poor, strange Ghost Girl is making an effort. The third time, Mau makes a fish stew on the beach, which is much better; though they still can't talk to each other, their nervousness (and ridiculous attempts at table-manners given the circumstances) makes them crack up laughing, and they become proper friends.

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* Averted, subverted and played semi-straight in ''{{Nation}}''.''Literature/{{Nation}}''. Daphne first sees Mau when he's dragging the bodies of all the Nation's people into the sea; recognising his numb grief, she leaves him mangoes when he finally goes to sleep. When she wants to make a proper introduction, she decides that tea and scones will surely overcome the communication barrier; unfortunately, she's trying to have a civilised English tea party in a grounded and listing shipwreck, and her terrible (first-time) attempts to make scones taste like rotten lobster, as the rather odd captain kept one in the flour barrel to eat the weevils; Mau comes away from the whole experience bemused and horrified by the foul taste, but recognising that the poor, strange Ghost Girl is making an effort. The third time, Mau makes a fish stew on the beach, which is much better; though they still can't talk to each other, their nervousness (and ridiculous attempts at table-manners given the circumstances) makes them crack up laughing, and they become proper friends.
13th Sep '16 6:19:34 AM JackG
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* Subverted in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' when Lex Luthor gives a politician a candy to seal an under-the-table deal they've just made. However as Lex insists on hand-feeding it to the politician, it only creeps him out.
20th Aug '16 7:43:44 PM JackG
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* Subverted in ''Brotherhood of the Rose'' by David Morrell. CIA chief Elliot befriends the protagonists as [[ConvenientlyAnOrphan orphaned children]] by offering them candy bars. Later, when they're adult hitmen working for the CIA, Elliot continues to give them candy bars when briefing them on a mission, which they naturally assume is done out of sentimentality. It turns out that Elliot has been manipulating them from Day One; the candy bars are only to subconsciously remind the protagonists of their love for their surrogate father figure.

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* Subverted in ''Brotherhood of the Rose'' by David Morrell. CIA chief Elliot befriends the protagonists as [[ConvenientlyAnOrphan orphaned children]] by offering them candy bars. Later, when they're adult hitmen working for the CIA, Elliot continues to give them candy bars when briefing them on a mission, which they naturally assume is done out of sentimentality. It turns out that Elliot has been manipulating them from Day One; the beginning -- the candy bars are only to subconsciously remind the protagonists of their love for their surrogate father figure.



* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the [[SacredHospitality guest right]] is traditionally invoked with an offering of bread and salt.
** In a subtle version of this trope, Sandor Clegane is always sharing his food with his hostage, [[PrincessInRags Arya Stark]] in scenes where they threaten and insult each other. Although they never become friends, they do form an unconscious bond via ASharedSuffering.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''
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[[SacredHospitality guest Guest right]] is traditionally invoked with an offering of bread and salt.
** In a subtle version of this trope, Sandor Clegane is always sharing his food with his hostage, hostage [[PrincessInRags Arya Stark]] in scenes where they threaten and insult each other. Although they never become friends, they do form an unconscious bond via ASharedSuffering.
20th Aug '16 7:42:07 PM JackG
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* Averted in ''[[Literature/ZonesOfThought A Deepness in the Sky]]''. The Emergents put on a FancyDinner for the Qeng Ho traders, but it's actually a means of exposing them to a virus that will kill or mind control them.
12th Aug '16 7:47:21 AM Rosuav
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* In Lapland it's tradition to leave the three basic neccessities in the cabins that are used by hikers and hunters alike: Firewood, matches and salt. Not leaving enough for people who might drop by later (for example, taking shelter from a storm) is considered rude to the point of taboo (since you endanger someone's life if you don't).

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* In Lapland it's tradition to leave the three basic neccessities necessities in the cabins that are used by hikers and hunters alike: Firewood, matches and salt. Not leaving enough for people who might drop by later (for example, taking shelter from a storm) is considered rude to the point of taboo (since you endanger someone's life if you don't).
25th Jul '16 7:41:33 PM Willbyr
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* ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'' is about the social experience of food, so there're a few examples such that after FoodPorn and OrgasmicallyDelicious, this is the most important trope of the series. The straightest ones include:

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* ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'' ''Manga/GourmetGirlGraffiti'' is about the social experience of food, so there're a few examples such that after FoodPorn and OrgasmicallyDelicious, this is the most important trope of the series. The straightest ones include:
13th Jul '16 10:00:22 AM JackG
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* Averted in ''Series/AgentCarter''. In a flashback to her childhood in the Black Widow program, the Soviet female assassin shares some bread with a fellow inmate in their OphanageOfFear, only to NeckSnap her [[DeadlyGraduation during training]].

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* Averted in ''Series/AgentCarter''. In a flashback to her childhood in the Black Widow program, the Soviet female assassin shares some bread with a fellow inmate in their OphanageOfFear, OrphanageOfFear, only to NeckSnap her without hesitation [[DeadlyGraduation during training]].
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