most commonly asked for drinks are:
1. Kalana (white and red)
1. Kalana (white and red)
*Ka-la-na: A sweet wine made from the ka-la-na fruit. a strong drink.
It can be served warm or cool. In Treve some prefer it heated to
different degrees. It is made from the grapes of the Ka-la-na plants
and some of the best come from the City of Ar. The drink is often
a symbol of romantic love.
In serving, A bota of the wine can slung over the shoulder and brought
to the Master for refills during the serve. If the Master wishes
warm kalana, warm the wine in a copper brazier and then fill the
goblet. The kalan is served in single servings like this.
*Paga: Some is brewed from the Sa-Tarna grain. Some is brewed from
the Sul. Sul paga is a strong, clear, lumpy drink. A grain liquor
made from Sa-tarna, it is similar to whiskey and is symbolic of
physical love. Paga has strong beer-like scent while Sul-paga is
In serving, paga is served in a bowl from either a barrel or a warm
bota. Some Masters do not like lumps in the paga, some demand it.
You need to tailor the serve to the tastes of the Master. A bota
of the paga can slung over the shoulder and brought to the Master
for refills during the serve.
*Black Wine: made from coffee beans brought back on one of the early
Voyages of Acquisition, this is the same as the coffee of Earth.
It is best served in the style of the desert; small cups, very
hot, thick and sweet. Black Wine is always delivered with a small
bowl of cream and 2 small bowls of sugar, one of Red sugar and
one of Yellow sugar.
In serving, many times the Master will tell you how to fix the black
wine, so there is no need for the bosk cream or sweet rocks to be
brought back to the Master. Black wine is one of the few drinks that
is serve in single servings - either in a bowl or a mug.
Kal-da: A beverage, served hot from copper kettles, of cheap ka-la-na
wine and the juices of the tospit fruits, such as tospit and larma,
and spices. Served like beer, it is cheap and will get you drunk
eventually, and is actually pretty good, until you get to the bottom
of the kettle.
In serving, think hot spiced wine... it is served very hot and in
single servings, in either a bowl or a mug.
A beverage of leaves steeped in hot water. The tea from Bazi is very
much like the orange pekoe of Earth. It is served in higher class
establishments, and the serving of it is a ritual of a sort.
Made from beans brought back on one of the early Voyages of Acquisition,
this is the same as the chocolate of Earth. It is served in higher
The most commonly asked for foods are:
golden brown. Starchy. Tuberous root of the Sul Plant (not unlike
the potato on Urth). One way of serving is to break it open and
fill it with melted Bosk cheese. Can be distilled into the drink
The tabuk is described as a one horned, yellowish Antelope. The meat
is then grilled.
This animal closely resembles a Yak of Urth, used for many things
on Gor. Can be served roasted and sliced, or as steaks. The milk
of the bosk is very drinkable and can be used to make cheese and
churned for butter.
A small pidgeon-like bird. Can be cooked and eaten. The very small
eggs are cooked for the breakfast meal by frying them in a large,
flat pan. Takes several birds or many eggs to make a meal.
A sweet fruit. It is served sliced. (also a slave that serves her
Master Larma is wishing for Him to rape her)
The tospit is yellow in color. Small, peach-like fruit that is about
the size of a plum. They are bitter, but edible. Often they are
dried and candied.
A grain, yellow in color. It is a staple of Gor. It is brewed into
Paga. It is also ground and used to bake the Sa-Tarna Bread that
is a staple food at every Gorean meal. The bread is a rounded,
flat loaf that is yellow in color. It is marked, before baking,
into six sections.
This meat is roasted. On way to prepare it is stuffed with Suls and
Peppers from the City of Tor.
These are mentioned as a menu item, but not described.
These are commonly from the City of Tor. (referred to as Torian Olives.
Can be made from the milk of the Bosk or the Verr.
A goat-like animal. The meat can be eaten. It's milk can be used
for drinking or the making of cheese and butter.
2 varities are commonly used, the Red Sugar and the Yellow sugar.
It is believed that the Red Sugar is made from fruits and the Yellow
Sugar from the juices of crushed cane stalks.
Churned from the milk of the Bosk or the Verr.
These come from the groves of Tyros.
Called so for it's ability to fly above the waters of Thassa for
short distances. It's livers are considered a delicacy.
It is an unknown type vegetable.
These come from the City of Tor.