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->''"What is patriotism but the love of the good things we ate in our childhood?"''
-->-- '''Lin Yutang'''

''Tropes having to deal with cooking, drinks, foodstuffs and... eating. Try not to drool on your keyboard.''

See also FruitAndVegetableTropes, HardDrinkingTropes

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+ BakedIndex
+ EatingEstablishments
+ FruitAndVegetableTropes
+ HardDrinkingTropes
+ MeatOfTheIndex
+ SweetTreatsIndex
]
* AbstractEater: Eating abstract ideas
* AcidRefluxNightmare: Having a nightmare due to indigestion
* AlienLunch: Food eaten by aliens
* AllBeerIsAle: Ale seems to be the only kind of beer.
* AndADietCoke: Where a person orders numerous fattening foods, but the last one is some form of diet food.
* AndYourRewardIsEdible: Food as a reward.
* AnthropomorphicFood: Food is anthropomorphized.
* ArtificialMeat: Cloning animals to get meat.
* AteItAll: Character eats all the food, even though it was meant for a group.
* AteTheSpoon: When a spoon melts into hot food
* AutopsySnackTime: Doctors eating while performing an autopsy
* BaconAddiction: Bacon is treated as [[ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin addictive]] or if not literally addictive, very awesome.
* BadHumorTruck: The driver of an ice cream truck is a villain.
* BadToTheLastDrop: A drink (alcoholic or not) that tastes bad.
* BalloonBelly: Gaining weight unrealistically fast.
* BarSlide: A cup being slid across a table in a cool way.
* BeefBandage: Using a steak as an ice pack.
* {{Beergasm}}: After drinking alcohol, a character has an over-the-top joy reaction which can resemble an orgasm.
* BigEater: A character who eats a LOT.
* BizarreTasteInFood: Character does something peculiar to their food on the regular.
* BlackHoleBelly: A character can fit anything in their stomach.
* BlackMarketProduce: Character buys food from a BlackMarket
* BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce: VERY SPICY HOT sauce
* ABloodyMess: Ketchup or jam is mistaken for blood.
* BodySushi: A person covered in sushi.
* BrainFreeze: Getting a headache from cold food or drink.
* BubblegumPopping: Bubblegum pops comically.
* BuffetBuffoonery: ChaosEnsues over whether a buffet really is all you can eat.
* BurgerFool: Workers at fast food joints have a bad time.
* BurpOfFinality: A monster eats someone then burps to show that they're gone for good.
* BuzzsawJaw: Character eats something enormous very fast.
* CaffeineBulletTime: Caffeine gives you superpowers.
* CaffeineFailure: Caffeine doesn't make you energetic like it should.
* CampCook: A chef at a camp.
* CarryingACake: A character has to be careful as they are carrying a large cake.
* CartoonCheese: Cartoon cheese is always orangey-yellow, has holes, and is a wedge.
* CerealViceReward: Commercials encourage highly immoral behaviour for the sake of obtaining their products.
* CastFromCalories: Superpowers come from the calories in the person's body.
* CheesyMoon: The moon is made of cheese.
* ChefOfIron: A cook who fights.
* ChezRestaurant: Stock restaurant names that generally sound French.
* ChocolateFrostedSugarBombs: Cereal that is made of nothing but sugar.
* ChocolateOfRomance: Chocolate is associated with romance.
* CityPeopleEatSushi: Everybody from cities eats sushi, and everyone from rural areas doesn't.
* ClutchingHandTrap: Character tries to reach food from a container but gets their hand stuck.
* ComfortFood: Food meant to cheer you up.
* CookingDuel: A duel in a mundane task.
* CookingStories: Works that centre around food and drink.
* CoolClearWater: All clear water is clean.
* CordonBleughChef: Character knows how to cook, but makes gross food as a result of experimentation.
* CrazyConsumption: Character eats in a weird way when they are insane.
* CucumberFacial: Using cucumbers to give someone a facial.
* CutASliceTakeTheRest: Someone cuts a slice of something and eats everything ''but'' the slice.
* DagwoodSandwich: Ridiculously big sandwich.
* DateCrepe: Eating crepes while dating.
* DeathByGluttony: Character dies from eating too much.
* DeepFriedWhatever: Deep-frying things in a crazy way.
* DeliciousDistraction: Character gets distracted by food.
* DeliciousFruitPies: Fruit pies as a reward.
* DeniedFoodAsPunishment: Punishing someone by disallowing them food.
* DietEpisode: Episode that focuses on a character going on a diet.
* DinerBrawl: Fighting in an eatery.
* DinnerAndAShow: In an episode of a sitcom, a family gets together for dinner, and it's PlayedForComedy.
* DinnerDeformation: Your body takes the shape of something that you swallow whole.
* DinnerOrderFlub: Character gets the wrong food or even something that's not food, ordered at a restaurant due to nearsightedness or a LanguageBarrier.
* DinnerWithTheBoss: The main character's boss visits them for dinner.
* DiscreetDiningDisposal: Character gets food they don't like and so they feed it to a dog.
* DishDash: Character must carry a LOT of dishes.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: A character HATES a certain food.
* DogFoodDiet: Character is so poor they can only afford dog food.
* DonutMessWithACop: Cops eat doughnuts.
* DrinkingGame: Alcohol is made into a game.
* DrinkOrder: Character has a favourite drink.
* DrowningMySorrows: Trying to cheer up via drinking.
* EatDirtCheap: Eating rocks or dirt.
* EatingContest: A contest to see who can eat the most of something, or the fastest or whatever.
* EatingLunchAlone: Lonely student eats lunch alone.
* EatingMachine: Robots that eat.
* EatingOptional: Character can eat, but doesn't require food.
* EatingPetFood: When IAteWhat applies to pet food.
* EatingShoes: Character eats shoes.
* EatingTheEnemy: The best way to beat the enemy is to eat them.
* EatThat: You can earn money from eating something gross.
* EatTheDog: Characters consider eating their pets when food is scarce
* EatTheEvidence: Eating something that could be evidence so you don't give yourself away.
* EdibleAmmunition: Using food as ammo.
* EdibleBludgeon: Hitting people with food.
** BaguetteBeatdown: Using French bread to hit people with.
* EdibleCollectible: Video game food is to be collected.
* EdibleThemeNaming: Naming characters after food and drink.
* EdibleTreasure: Buried treasure is food.
* {{Egging}}: Throwing rotten eggs at people or things.
* EmotionEater: Feeding off of emotions.
* EmptyFridgeEmptyLife: A poor character has hardly any food in their pantry/fridge.
* EndangeredSouffle: Souffles are ''very'' delicate.
* EnemyEatsYourLunch: Eating an enemy's lunch to assert dominance.
* EroticEating: Someone is turned on by the way someone else eats.
* EvenTheRatsWontTouchIt: Even vermin don't like the nasty food.
* EveryoneHatesFruitCakes: For some reason, all the characters seem to hate fruitcake.
* EvilChef: Villain is a cook.
* EvilTastesGood: Villains compare their evil deeds to food and drink.
* EvilVegetarian: A bad guy who's a vegetarian.
* ExoticEntree: Villains eat exotic animal meat.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Character can eat literally anything.
* FakeFood: Food on TV is not real in RealLife.
* FancyDinner: A fancy meal.
* FantasticFruitsAndVegetables: Peculiar fictional fruits or vegetables.
* FarOutForeignersFavoriteFood: A foreigner picks out a favourite food.
* FastFoodNation: America is full of fast food.
* FatteningTheVictim: Feeding a victim in hopes of making them fatter.
* FeedByExample: The animal you're feeding won't eat, so you eat their food to show them how.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Women have to be able to cook to prove they are "feminine".
* FireBreathingDiner: Spicy food makes you breathe fire.
* FlyInTheSoup: A fly lands in a bowl of soup.
* FollowYourNose: Character follows a scent to food.
* FoodAndAnimalAttraction: Food attracts animals.
* FoodAsBribe: Talking someone into doing something by bribing them with food.
* FoodChains: A is eaten by B which is eaten by C, etc
* FoodEnd: Work ends by showing characters eating.
* FoodFight: Throwing food at one another.
* FoodGod: A God of a particular food.
* FoodPills: Taking pills as sustainance.
* TheFoodPoisoningIncident: Spoiled food makes you sick.
* FoodPorn: Very yummy-looking food.
* FoodSlap: Person throws food or drink at someone when they are angry at them.
* FoodSongsAreFunny: Singing about food is funny.
* ForceFeeding: Character forces another character to eat.
* ForeignQueasine: Foreign food is gross.
* ForgetsToEat: Character is so preoccupied that they forget to eat.
* FrenchCuisineIsHaughty: French food is considered fancy or snobbish.
* FromMyOwnPersonalGarden: Homegrown food.
* FrothyMugsOfWater: Alcohol is dubbed into non-alcoholic beverages, but still behaves like alcohol.
* FruitCart: A fruit cart gets smashed.
* FruitOfTheLoon: Someone carries a fruit for no reason.
* FutureFoodIsArtificial: All or most food is artificial in the future.
* GargleBlaster: A drink that is infamous for its unusual effects.
* GelatinousTrampoline: Bouncing on jello.
* GeniusSweetTooth: TheSmartGuy has a SweetTooth.
* GettingEatenIsHarmless: Someone gets eaten but it doesn't kill them or in some cases even get shaken up that much.
* GiantFood: Food that's much bigger than a person.
* GiganticGulp: Drinking from a ''very'' big cup.
* GingerbreadHouse: A house made of gingerbread.
* GirlsLoveChocolate: Chocolate is for women and girls, and they ''all'' enjoy it.
* AGlassOfChianti: Villain drinks while loafing about.
* GluttonyMontage: Montage showing a character eating.
* GourmetPetFood: Pet food advertised as fancy.
* GrapesOfLuxury: Grapes are associated with fanciness.
* HaggisIsHorrible: Everyone hates haggis.
* HashHouseLingo: Slang used in a restaurant.
* HeartbreakAndIceCream: Sad characters eat ice cream.
* HideousHangoverCure: Crazy ways to cure a hangover.
* HoldTheUnsolicitedIngredient: Character orders something, and specifically asks for it without a particular ingredient.
* HollywoodCuisine: {{Flanderization}} of a culture's food.
* HotSauceDrinking: Character drinks hot sauce.
* HyperactiveMetabolism: Food cures you.
* IAteWhat: Accidentally eating non-food.
* IDoNotDrinkWine: Alien won't eat or drink our food and drink.
* IDoNotLikeGreenEggsAndHam: Assuming you don't like something you've never tried.
* IfItTastesBadItMustBeGoodForYou: Health food tastes bad.
* IllTakeTwoBeersToo: Character orders for a group, and then a BigEater says a variation on "Same again".
* ImAHumanitarian: Eating people.
** {{Autocannibalism}}: Eating yourself.
** BlackComedyCannibalism: Cannibalism as a joke.
** CannibalClan: A family of cannibals.
** CannibalLarder: Where a cannibal keeps their "leftovers".
** CannibalTribe: A group of people who eat people.
** CannibalismSuperpower: Someone takes on someone else's superpowers by eating them.
** CapturedByCannibals: When HollywoodNatives capture people, said people are in danger of being eaten by them.
** ConsumingPassion: Character eats people for sexual reasons.
** DevouredByTheHorde: Character is EatenAlive by a group of people.
** EatenAlive: Character gets eaten while still alive.
** EatMe: Character wants to be eaten so they can kill the eater from in their belly.
** EatsBabies: Eating babies.
** EatTheRich: Character eats wealthy people.
** FoodChainOfEvil: Monsters who eat other monsters.
** FoodEatsYou: AnthropomorphicFood tries to kill humans.
** HorrorHunger: A possessed character begins to be hungry for other people.
** HumanResources: Getting resources from a person's body.
** HungryMenace: Character eats people or eats from them.
** InvitedAsDinner: A character is invited to dinner and they end up ''being'' dinner.
** LiteralManeater: An alien women who flirts with human men and then eats them.
** MonstrousCannibalism: Monsters KickTheDog by eating one another.
** NoPartyLikeADonnerParty: Cannibalism to prevent starvation.
** PickyPeopleEater: A cannibal is picky over what part of the human to eat.
*** BrainFood: Eating brains.
** TheSecretOfLongPorkPies: A cook puts people into their meat products.
** StewedAlive: A character gets put into a cooking soup while still alive.
** ToServeMan: Creatures that eat people.
** YourBrainWontBeMuchOfAMeal: Zombies want to eat someone's brain, but it's unfit for them as that person is TheDitz.
* ImNotHungry: A prisoner refuses food.
* ImpossibleLeavening: Too much yeast either makes the food explode, or swells it way too large to be possible.
* ImpossiblyDeliciousFood: Food that tastes better than it should.
* ImprobableFoodBudget: A family spends an inconceivable amount of money on food.
* InappropriateHunger: A character is hungry despite being in a disgusting situation.
* IndestructibleEdible: Food that can't break or rot.
* InexplicablyPreservedDungeonMeat: Perfectly good food (often meat) in a dungeon, especially in video games.
* InstantRoast: When an animal's fur or feathers get burned off, they look like a roast that's ready to eat.
* InsubstantialIngredients: Non-physical ingredients.
* IsItSomethingYouEat: Character doesn't know what a word means, asks if it's food.
* ISOStandardUrbanGroceries: Groceries always come in a paper bag with a stick of French bread.
* ITasteDelicious: A character states they taste good after being covered in food.
* ItCameFromTheFridge: Spoiled food comes alive.
* ItTastesLikeFeet: Someone says a food tastes like something gross.
* JabbaTableManners: A bad guy with very bad table manners.
* JailBake: Hiding something that will help a prisoner escape, inside a cake.
* JustDesserts: A villain gets eaten.
* JustEatHim: A predator holds its prey in its mouth or swallows it whole.
* KitchenChase: A ChaseScene through a kitchen.
* KitschyThemedRestaurant: A stereotypical restaurant.
* KlatchianCoffee: Coffee that makes your brain go into warpspeed.
* LeavingFoodForSanta: Offering food to SantaClaus.
* LethalChef: Chef makes gross food.
* LetsMeetTheMeat: Talking to your food.
* LevelAte: A world made of food.
* LibationForTheDead: Pouring a drink on the ground for spirits or gods.
* LiquidCourage: Alcohol makes people braver.
* LiteCreme: Using WeaselWords to make a food somehow sound "better".
* LocalHangout: A restaurant where characters hang out at.
* LostFoodGrievance: Over-the-top sadness or anger over loss of food.
* MadeFromRealGirlScouts: A food is made of something in the name that you wouldn't expect.
* MagicEater: A character who eats magic.
* MagicMushroom: Eating or inhaling the spores of a mushroom has magical effects.
* MarshmallowDream: A character dreams that they were eating something, leading to them eating their pillow.
* MarsWantsChocolate: Aliens coming to Earth to get our food.
* MascotsLoveSugar: Cute {{anime}} characters have a SweetTooth.
* MasochistsMeal: Food that could hurt you or tastes terrible gets eaten by macho people.
* MeatOVision: Hunger causes people to hallucinate objects or people as food.
* MeatVersusVeggies: Conflict between vegetarians and meat-eating people.
* MegaMealChallenge: Restaurants that serve a huge meal and time people to eat it.
* MessOnAPlate: Very ugly food.
* MidnightSnack: Eating in the middle of the night.
* MiracleFood: Magical food that arrives to feed needy people.
* MirrorChemistry: Aliens eat food different from their mirror image.
* MockMeal: Low-quality food shaped like fancier food.
* MotivationOnAStick: Motivating someone by dangling food in front of their face.
* MountainOfFood: A giant pile of food.
* MustHaveCaffeine: Character is "addicted" to caffiene.
* MutagenicFood: A character turns into what they ate.
* MysteryMeat: Food but you don't know what's in it.
* NoCanOpener: A character has a lot of canned food in case of emergency, but no can opener.
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Feeding someone before killing them.
* NutritionalNightmare: Really unhealthy food.
* ObjectCeilingCling: Food gets stuck to the ceiling.
* ObsessedWithFood: A character seems to only think about food.
* OffTheWagon: A drug addict tries to quit but then starts it up again.
* OneDrinkWillKillTheBaby: The belief that alcohol is bad for the fetus in a pregnant woman's uterus.
* OneIPreparedEarlier: In cooking shows, the food is not cooked in real time.
* OneNoteCook: A character who can only cook one kind of meal.
* OneTrackMindedHunger: A cook can only make one dish.
* OnionTears: Onions make you cry.
* OrganDrops: Taking an animal that would be your enemy's organs.
* OrgasmicallyDelicious: A reaction to delicious food is or looks like an orgasm.
* OvenLogic: If you increase the temperature of an oven to try and make something cook faster, it will go wrong.
* OvercomplicatedMenuOrder: A very complicated and specific menu order.
* PaletteSwappedAlienFood: Alien food that looks like Earth food but with the wrong colours.
* PassThePopcorn: A character takes out some food and watches a dramatic event like it's a movie or a play.
* PasteEater: A CloudCuckooLander or TheDitz eats one specific non-food item on the regular.
* PeelingPotatoes: Someone is sent to do a menial chore.
* PekingDuckChristmas: Characters buy Chinese food for Christmas.
* PepperSneeze: Pepper or similar makes a character sneeze.
* PhlebotinumMuncher
* PickyEater: A person, often a kid, is fussy about their food.
* PicnicEpisode: The characters go on a picnic for one episode.
* PieInTheFace: When food lands in a character's face.
* PopcornOnTheCob: Popcorn is popped directly off the cob.
* PopGoesTheHuman: A person explodes from overeating, inflation, or weight gain.
* PostStressOvereating: Eating a lot of food to relieve emotional stress.
* PovertyFood: Poor people eat food that is aesthetically ugly or tastes bad.
* PowerUpFood: Food gives one superpowers.
* ProducePelting: Throwing fruit and vegetables as a response to a performance the thrower disliked.
* ProjectileToast: Toast pops ''right'' out of the toaster.
* PutOffTheirFood: Someone gets put off a certain food because something led them to link it with something nasty in their mind.
* RamenSlurp: A character slurps up ramen noodles.
* RawEggsMakeYouStronger: Raw eggs make you tougher and stronger.
* RazorApples: Dangerous items that are inside food.
* RealMenCook: All men can or should cook.
* RealMenEatMeat: There are no vegetarian males, and men should be expected to love all meat.
* RealMenHateSugar: All the male characters either hate sugar or are compared to women for liking sugar.
* RealMenTakeItBlack: Black coffee is associated with toughness.
* ReducedToRatburgers: Eating vermin.
* RegionalSpeciality: The natives of a region have one food they're really good at making.
* RevengeIsADishBestServed: Secretly feeding someone non-food or something they dislike, out of spite.
* RomanceInducingSmudge: Cleaning a smudge on a person's face or clothing leads to romance.
* RomanticSpoonfeeding: A character spoonfeeds their LoveInterest.
* SaltSolution: Monsters that are weak to salt.
* SatiatingSandwich: A character likes sandwiches.
* SausageStringSilliness: Gags involving a string of sausages.
* ScienceCocktail: Making a cocktail with a chemistry set.
* SchmuckBanquet: An abandoned feast is SchmuckBait.
* ScrewballSerum: Someone ingests a mysterious concoction and it either shapeshifts them or changes their personality.
* SecretIngredient: Keeping one ingredient to a recipe secret.
* SingleMaltVision: Seeing double or triple when drunk.
* SlippingAMickey: Putting a knockout drug into a drink.
* TheSnackIsMoreInteresting: Being more interested in food that's in the vicinity than what's going on.
* {{Snacksploitation}}: Smuggling food into places where it's not allowed.
* SneakingSnacks: A child tries to sneak food that's off-limits
* SniffSniffNom: Testing for toxicity by eating the object.
* SommelierSpeak: Speaking in poetic talk to describe the flavour of wine.
* SoulEating: Eating peoples' souls.
* SoupIsMedicine: Soup is associated with being given to sick people.
* SpacetimeEater: A being that eats the fabric of the universe or time or something similar.
* SpaghettiKiss: Sharing a piece of spaghetti leads to kissing.
* SpitTake: Spitting out food or drink, often due to surprise.
* SpotOfTea: Drinking tea.
* SprayingDrinkFromNose: When drink comes out of someone's nose due to surprise, laughter, or whatever.
* StockAnimalDiet: Food stereotypically associated with animals eating it.
* StockYuck: Foods stereotypically associated with being yucky.
* SuckECheeses: Crummy kids' restaurant.
* SupremeChef: A chef who makes delicious food.
* SwallowedWhole: A monster eats characters and items whole without chewing.
* SweetheartSipping: Two love interests share a drink.
* SweetTooth: Really liking sugar.
* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: Putting deadly poison in food and drink.
* ATankardOfMooseUrine: Beer is said to taste of urine.
* TastesLikeChicken: Exotic food is said to taste of chicken.
* TastesLikeFriendship: Making friends by offering them food.
* TeamChef: A group has one person who cooks.
* ThankYourPrey: A character thanks or apologises to an animal they eat.
* ThatPoorPlant: A plant dies after being fed disgusting food or drink.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodSandwich: Throwing away food because you must go do something.
* ThirtyMinutesOrItsFree: If a pizza arrives late, it's free.
* ThisBananaIsArmed: Weapons that look like pretend ones.
* ThisBillboardNeedsSomeSalt: Monsters eat food-shaped items, thinking them to be real food.
* ThroughHisStomach: Impressing someone by feeding them.
* TooHungryToBePolite: A character is so hungry or badly brought up that they have bad table manners.
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: The monster doesn't want the victim as they find them unpleasant.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: One character has a favourite food.
* TypewriterEating: Someone eating sounds like a typewriter.
* UmbrellaDrink: A little umbrella in a drink.
* {{Uncoffee}}: A parody of coffee.
* UnconventionalSmoothie: A smoothie with unusual ingredients.
* UnfortunateIngredients: Renaming bad-sounding ingredients to make them sound better.
* VacuumMouth: A character inhales their food.
* VampiresHateGarlic: Vampires have an aversion to garlic.
* {{Veganopia}}: A vegan utopia.
* WackyCravings: Wacky food cravings associated with pregnancy.
* WayPastTheExpirationDate: ''Very'' spoiled food.
* AWeightyAesop: AnAesop about weight loss.
* WineIsClassy: Wine is fancy.
* WizardNeedsFoodBadly: A game character needs food to avoid starving.
* WokFu: Fighting in a Chinese restaurant.
* XOnAStick: Things which are on sticks.
* YouAreWhoYouEat: Eating a person to shapeshift into them.
* YoureDrinkingBreastMilk: A character mistakes breast milk for cows' milk.
* YourFavorite: Restaurants give you your favourite food without you ordering.
* YouTasteDelicious: There's food on someone's face, so someone else licks or eats it off.
* YouWontLikeHowITaste: Making yourself sound undesirable to a person-eater.
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