The Justicar from Paul Kidd's trilogy White Plume Mountain, Descent Into The Depths Of The Earth, and Queen Of The Demonweb Pits is a pretty good camp cook, but that doesn't stop Escalla from once remarking that "real meals don't look up at you from the plate and offer to negotiate". His tea, however, typically prompts people to take one sip, then carefully pour the rest out when he isn't looking so as to avoid being poisoned by it. Escalla herself has a tendency to over-sweeten food: she's got the metabolism of a hummingbird and thus puts massive amounts of sugar, jam, and/or syrup on everything.
Justicar: Escalla, do we even have the ingredients for any of the food in your recipe book?
Escalla: We can substitute with fresh foods from the wild! We'll do beef ragout.
Escalla: Beef, tree-frog, same difference. It'll be a blast!