*Food in the Avatar World*
"Hey all. As some of you know and thank you for being so kind to reach out to me and speaking to me, though I work in the medical field now I am a culinary school graduate and worked for over a decade in the culinary arts field. Have always been very interested in the foods of Avatar, though they are rarely mentioned. As such, based on seeing them and the brief mention some food are given, thought I would open up a discussion about the food and recipes from ATLA and LoK. Want to share my recipes. All of the recipes I'll share have been tested by me yes? Please enjoy.
Inspiration: The Deserter
These give a solid one two punch of sweet and spicy.
1 .lb unsweetened corn flakes or bran flakes
1 cup honey
3 tbs crushed red pepper flakes
Over medium-low heat, cook the honey to a gentle boil. Remove from the heat. Add the corn flakes and stir gently to thoroughly coat the flakes. Spread out on a lightly greased sheet pan and allow to cool. Once cooled, gently break up the flakes until they are no longer clumped together. Place in a large bowl, add the red pepper flakes, and toss lightly. Enjoy whilst watching ATLA.
Many more recipes to follow if this discussion garners interest. I've got Unfried Dough, Dumplings, stir-fried My Cabbages!, steamed duck, and many many more.
Inspiration: The Puppetmaster
1 small ginger stem, sliced thin
3 1/2 cups fish stock
2 Tbs fish sauce
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/2 pound raw shrimp tail on
7 oz cod or other firm white fish cut into cubes
4 spring onions, chopped
handful of coriander leaves
handful of mint leaves, torn
pinch of salt
In a wok or large pot heat the fish sauce. Add the garlic and cook for one minute, then add the fish stock. Bring to a gentle boil and let it cook for five minutes before adding all of the remaining ingredients except the spring onions. Simmer gently for seven minutes. Distribute evenly among bowls, and top each bowl with some of the spring onion. Serve piping hot
Unfortunately I don't have any recipes for any Air Nomad food, as I've not seen any aside from Gyatso's cakes. I will certainly experiment though and see if I can devise something that would be acceptable.
Ha ha, meat. Alright. How about this?
Song Family Roast Duck
Inspiration: The Cave of Two Lovers
For the Sauce
3 cups dry sherry
2 cups dark soy sauce
1 cup light soy sauce
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
4 sticks of cinnamon
For the Duck
1 8-10 pound duck
1 head garlic, crushed
Salt and pepper.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bring all of the sauce ingredients together in a saucepan or stockpot and bring to the boil, then turn the heat down and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Rub the duck inside and out with the salt. Place the garlic inside of the body cavity. Roast the duck for 20 minutes per pound. Let the duck rest for ten minutes, then pour the sauce over it. Serve with rice pancakes or noodles and soup for a complete meal.
For your eating pleasure: Egg Custard.
Inspiration: The Great Divide
2 cups milk
2 beaten eggs
1/2 cup white sugar
1 pinch Kosher salt
1 dash vanilla extract
Eat the oven to 350 degrees. Whisk all ingredients together until thoroughly combined. Divide the custard mix between six ramekins or one large bowl. Place those into a baking dish filled halfway up with water. Bake for 1 hour, cool, and serve chilled or (best) at room temperature.
*This isn't my article and I'm not Naressa. I actually got this from Avatar Wiki and I thought it sounded like a really cool idea. Hope you enjoyed this*.