Lore:Reachman Cuisine

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Like the other races, the Reachmen have their own culinary traditions.

Drink[edit]

Alcohol is a commodity that the more open-minded clans of the Reach are willing to trade for. Much of the Reach is unsuitable for the barley fields, vineyards, apiaries with which other cultures brew their drinks. Clans who don't have much contact with the outside world make do with what they have. Reach-made drinks are found primarily in the form of hard ciders. The flavor depends on the variety of apple used and the time of year they're pressed. Apple orchards are uncommon in the Reach, but many apples grow in the region's forests and river valleys. Each clan that lives where the fruit grows has their own preferred method for brewing cider.[1] Reachfolk often turn goat skulls into drinking vessels such as goblets.[2] They also drink from mugs made of of Dwarven metal.[3] It is considered impolite to decline a drink served in the vessel made of skull.[4] Various clans of the Reach have different traditions related to alcohol beverages. Stranglehollow clan used to toast each other with a drink mixed using the fingerbone of an ancestor. Worms are occasionally added to drinks in order to give them 'an extra kick'[5].

Name Description Image
Reach Cider Reach-made drinks are found primarily in the form of hard ciders. The flavor profile of Reach cider is varied. Dark, musty brews tend to be sweet. There are also clear, sour brews that have been described by visiting Nords as an acquired taste. The flavor depends on the variety of apple used and the time of year they're pressed. Apple orchards are uncommon in the Reach, but many apples grow in the region's forests and river valleys. Each clan that lives where the fruit grows has their own preferred method for brewing cider.[1] Reachfolk cider is relatively well known outside of the Reach and praised for its quality.[6][7]
Klef Is brewed from fermented sheep's milk. Klef is brewed by clans who don't have access to apples. Most Reachmen don't pretend to like klef, and just drink it to get drunk.[1]
Markarth Mead A mead produced at the Markarth Meadery during the Interregnum.[8] It was one of the Reachfolk's export products.[9][10]
Markarth Mead (ESO)
Hagraven's Tonic A tonic containing Gingko and Ginger.[11]
Markarth Mead (ESO)

Food[edit]

Grains and dried meat are staple foodstuffs for the Reachfolk. Feasts are rare in the Reach, as the land is unforgiving. When they do occur, the Reachfolk make a spectacle of it. Reachfolk typically eat with their hunting knives, a crust to sop with, and with tool that resembles short quilting needle.[12] Reachfolk of Markarth utilize kitchenware made of Dwarven metal.[3] Various clans of the Reach have different traditions related to eating. Starsinger Clan for instance considers spilling blood on a feast day unacceptable.[13]

Name Description Image
Hircine's Share Is the centerpiece of a Reachfolk feast, made up of several animals, seasoned, deboned and stuffed one into the other. A larger clan may stuff a rabbit into a grouse, which is stuffed into a goat, which is stuffed into a doe. Larger clans may start with a bull and end with a mouse.[12]
Reach Broth Is broth made of boiled lichens. At times it is mixed with oats to create frumenty. It is known for its profound sour flavor.[12]
Smoked Trout and Salmon Are cooked in milk to form a hearty stew.[12]
Ardknots Are long threads of pounded dried meat mixed with animal fat and coated with substance resembling flour. They are usually shaped into intricate knots.[12]
Witch Water Is relatively flavorless jelly that is solid to the touch but fluid when stirred. It contains various plants, seeds and cold water.[12]
Reachbread Is a local, very crusty bread that contains roots.[12]
Apples Apples are traditionally given as a sweet to children who behave. They are often filled with cream.[12] Apple orchards are uncommon in the Reach, but many apples grow in the region's forests and river valleys. Each clan that lives where the fruit grows has their own preferred method for fermenting apples to brew cider.[1]
Apple (ESO)
Doe's Ire Doe's Ire is a remarkably salty cheese made with goat's milk and flavored with juniper berries [14]
Meat Pudding Meat Pudding is one of the dishes served at Hunter's Repose, the inn in Markarth.[15]
Blackbird Pie Blackbird Pie is made with whole blackbirds including the beaks. It bears resemblance to Orcish meal Crow Triffle.[16]
Juniper Berries Juniper Berries are commonly used as a component of sweet treats. They are also used to add flavor for the alcoholic beverages[17] and cheeses.[14]
Juniper Berries (Skyrim)
Ants Paste Ants are grinded into a paste in order to 'make them go down easier'.[18]
Roots Roots are typically gathered in the autumn and added to the meals during winter times.[19]
Markarth Short Pig Markarth Short Pig is a Reachfolk dish made from White Meat, Apples, Potatoes, and Frost Mirriam.[20]
Markarth Short Pig

Gallery[edit]

Food[edit]

Dishes and Cookware[edit]

Fire Pits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Drinks of the ReachFjoridda of Voljar's Meadery
  2. ^ Goat Skull Goblet item description in ESO
  3. ^ a b Appearance of Reachfolk owned houses in Markarth in ESO
  4. ^ Pilbira's dialogue in ESO:Markarth
  5. ^ Bodgrannagh's dialogue in ESO:Markarth
  6. ^ Jad'zirri's dialogue in ESO
  7. ^ Richien Thelin's dialogue in ESO: Markarth
  8. ^ Markarth Mead item description in ESO
  9. ^ Captain Hingrid's dialogue in ESO
  10. ^ Ena White-Eye's dialogue in ESO
  11. ^ Hagraven's Tonic in ESO
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h The Reach Food Letters
  13. ^ Medresi Guvron's dialogue in ESO: Markarth
  14. ^ a b Cheeses of Skyrim: The Reach, The PaleB.
  15. ^ Anssulla's dialogue in ESO:Markarth
  16. ^ Hroltar the Boaster's dialogue in ESO
  17. ^ Flora and Fauna of the Druadach MountainsTelraves Decanis, Imperial Botanist
  18. ^ Wilderness Survival TipsGemelle Maraennius, Adventurer and Chronicler
  19. ^ A Year Among the Eagleseer ClanGlabrian Tuliel, University of Gwylim
  20. ^ Markarth Short Pig in ESO