List Of Tavern Essentials

Mead. Cheese. Poultry. Long table boards filled with comrades in arms drinking stout beer, feasting on wheels of gouda cheese, slow-roasted chicken basted in sweet ale, baked cinnamon apples, steaming loaves of hot, crusty bread, fresh from the oven. Mounds of fresh-churned butter, creme, mint sauce and pastries. All finished off with the finest port gold can buy.
Talking, conversation, sitting around “jawing,” gives you the opportunity to give personality to your tale’s characters, to cloth them in more than linen and cloth. Food and drink are essential to setting the atmosphere for your audience and more than any other tool draws them to the table and the realities of the tale.

Beverages, Alcoholic

Beer

Ale
Ale, bitter
Ale, brown
Ale, pale
Beer
Beer, bock
Beer. dark
Beer, lager
Beer, red
Beer, pilsener
Beer, porter
Beer, white
Malt liquor
Mead
Stout (beer)

Liquor and Liqueurs

Absinthe
Aqua vita
Brandy (sparkling wine)
Brandy (wine)
Brandy, armagnac
Brandy, cognac
Brandy, fruit (any, wine-brandy)
Brandy, ginger (wine-brandy based)
Calvados (apple brandy)
Cider, hard
Gin
Gin, aromatic
Gin, flavored (lemon, mint, orange)
Gin, golden
Gin, sweetened
Kirsh wasser
Kumiss
Mescal
Pernod
Pulque
Raki
Rum, dark
Rum, dark, sweet
Rum, dark, sweet, spiced
Rum, golden
Rum, golden, sweet
Rum, light
Slivovitz
Tequila, golden
Tequila, white
Vodka
Vodka, flavored (grape, lemon, etc.)
Vodka, herbed
Whiskey, barley and malt (scotch)
Whiskey, barley and malt (scotch), sweetened
Whiskey, barley and malt (scotch), sweetened and herbed
Whiskey, barley, malt, grain spirits
Whiskey, blended, barley, corn, rye
Whiskey, blended, straight whiskeys
Whiskey, blended, straight whiskeys and neutral spirits
Whiskey, straight corn (bourbon)
Whiskey, straight corn (bourbon), herbed and spiced
Whiskey, straight rye
Whiskey, straight, barley
Whiskey, straight, rye, fruited
Whiskey, straight, wheat

Cordial*

Crème de cacao
Crème de cassis
Crème de menthe
Crème de yvette
Kummel
Liqueur, almond
Liqueur, banana
Liqueur, cherry
Liqueur, chocolate
Liqueur, coffee
Liqueur, herbed
Liqueur, herbed, bitter
Liqueur, herbed, sweet
Liqueur, orange
Liqueur, peach
Liqueur, pecan
Liqueur, pineapple
Liqueur, tea
Liqueur, walnut (nocha del strege)
Peppermint schnapps
Sloe gin
*Actually the same as a liqueur, grain or other neutral spirits, or redistilled wine or liquor of some sort mixed with an infusion of a sweetener and one or more of the following flavoring agents: fruit, flower, herb, nut, plant, root, seed, spice.

Wine

Grappa
Port (fortified)
Red (grape), dry
Red (grape), herbed
Red (grape), dry, resined
Red (grape), semi-sweet
Red (grape), semi-sweet, spiced
Red (grape), sweet
Rose (grape), dry
Rose (grape), dry, resined
Rose (grape), semi-sweet
Rose (grape), semi-sweet, spiced
Rose (grape), sweet
Sangria
Sherry (fortified)
Sparkling (grape), dry
Sparkling (grape), semi-sweet
Sparkling (grape), sweet
Vermouth, red, dry
Vermouth, red, sweet
Vermouth, white, dry
Vermouth, white, sweet
White (grape), dry
White (grape), dry, herbed
White (grape), dry, resined
White (grape), semi-sweet
White (grape), semi-sweet, herbed
White (grape), sweet
Wine, beet
Wine, berry, sweet (various kinds)
Wine, flower, sweet (various kinds)
Wine, fruit, semi-sweet
Wine, fruit, sweet (various kinds)

Food

Berries

Bilberry
Blackberry
Blueberry
Cranberry
Currant, black
Current, black
Current, red
Dewberry
Elderberry
Gooseberry
Hackberry
Huckleberry
Lingonberry
Mulberry
Partridge berry
Pimento
Raspberry
Raspberry, black
Serviceberry
Squawberry
Strawberry
Whortleberry

Breads, Pasta, & Pastries

Bread (and Bread-like)

Biscuit (drop)
Biscuit, ship’s
Bread, barley
Bread, black
Bread, corn
Bread, fruit
Bread, oatmeal
Bread, rye
Bread, sweet
Bread, unlevened
Bread, wheat
Bread, white
Bread, whole wheat
Dumpling
Muffin
Pancake
Roll
Roll, croissant
Roll, hard
Tortilla

Pasta

Couscous
Noodles (various kinds)
Pasta dough, filled
Tapioca (cassava)

Pastry (and Pastry-like)

Cake
Cake, fried
Coffee cake
Cookie (biscuit)
Cream horn
Doughnut
Éclair
Fritter
Pastry (glazed)
Roll, sweet
Strudle
Torte

Cheese

As most cheese is identified by a regional name, it is not possible to properly name cheeses for use in a fantasy environment. Cheese is generally made from cow’s milk, goat’s milk or sheep’s milk. A sample follows:
Airedale
Beer Cheese
Brie
Brin
Cheddar
Colby
Crowdie
Feta
Gouda
Limburger
Marble Cheddar
Pepperjack
Qaurk
Swiss
Teifi
Wafer

Condiments & Relishes

Catsup, tomato
Chutney
Horseradish
Mustard
Oil
Relish, corn (maize)
Relish, pickle
Relish, zucchini
Salt
Sauce, chili
Sauce, fish (anchovy)
Sauce, herbal
Sauce, hot pepper
Sauce, mint
Sauce, soy
Sauce, spicy
Vinegar, cider
Vinegar, malt
Vinegar, rice
Vinegar, wine, red
Vinegar, wine, herbed
Vinegar, wine, white
Vinegar, wine, white, herbed

Pickles

Beets
Cauliflower
Cucumber, whole tiny, sour
Cucumber, whole tiny, sweet
Cucumber, whole, dill
Cucumber, whole, sweet
Okra
Onions, small
Pears
Peaches
Vegetables, mixed
Watermelon rind

Dairy Products

Butter
Buttermilk
Cream
Cream cheese
Cream, heavy
Clotted cream
Curds (baker’s cheese, cottage cheese, ricotta)
Milk
Milk, goat’s
Sour cream
Whey
Yogurt

Desserts

Berry*
Blintz
Candy
Chocolate
Cobbler
Cookie (biscuit)
Crème Brule
Custard (crème caramel,
flan)
Custard, frozen
Flambé
Fruit
Fruitcake
Gelatin
Ice
Ice cream
Meringue
Pastry
Petit fore
Pie
Pudding
Pudding, bread
Pudding, black
Pudding, plum
Pudding, rice
Sherbet
Soufflé
Sweetmeat
Tart
Wafer

Eggs

Duck
Goose
Hen
Ostrich
Pullet
Quail
Turkey

Fish:

See Seafood &Shellfish below.

Fruit

Apple
Apricot
Banana
Breadfruit
Cherry, black
Cherry, red
Coconut
Crabapple
Date
Durian
Fig
Grape, green
Grape, purple
Grape, red
Grape, white
Guava
Kumquat
Lemon
Lime
Loquat
Mango
Mangosteen
Medlar
Melon, cantaloupe
Melon, honeydew
Melon, musk
Olive
Orange
Orange, mandarin
Passion fruit
Papaw
Peach
Pear
Persimmon
Pineapple
Plantain
Plum
Pomegranate
Prickly Pear
Quince
Tamarind
Tangerine
WatermelonGrape, green
Grape, purple
Grape, red
Grape, white
Guava
Kumquat
Lemon
Lime
Loquat
Mango
Mangosteen
Medlar
Melon, cantaloupe
Melon, honeydew
Melon, musk
Olive
Orange
Orange, mandarin
Passion fruit
Papaw
Peach
Pear
Persimmon
Pineapple
Plantain
Plum
Pomegranate
Prickly Pear
Quince
Tamarind
Tangerine
Watermelon

Fruit, Dried

Apple
Apricot
Cranberry
Currant
Date (candied)
Fig
Prune
Raisin

Fruit, Preserved, Spreads:

Apple butter
Conserve (berry/fruit, raisins, nuts)
Jam (berry/fruit vegetables)
Jelly (virtually any berry or fruit)
Marmalade(chopped citrus fruit rinds)
Pear butter
Preserve (any of berry fruit)

Fungi

Mushroom, beefsteak
Mushroom, black
Mushroom, brown
Mushroom, common
Mushroom, morel
Mushroom, puffball
Mushroom, shaggy mane
Mushroom, shitaki
Truffle

Grain

Barley
Buckwheat
Maize (corn)
Millet
Oats
Rice
Rye
Wheat
Wild rice

Meat

Meat

Bacon
Beef
Bison (buffalo)
Goat
Ham
Hare
Horse
Kid
Lamb
Llama
Mutton
Pork
Rabbit
Sausage (various kinds— beef, buffalo, pork, veal, venison, etc.)
Veal

Meat, Game

Agouti
Alpaca
Antelope
Antelope, sausage
Bear
Beaver
Boar
Boar, sausage
Caribou (reindeer)
Caribou (reindeer), sausage
Eland
Elephant
Elk (moose)
Elk (moose), sausage
Gazelle
Giraffe
Groundhog (woodchuck)
Hare
Hippopotamus
Monkey
Opossum
Peccary
Porcupine
Rabbit
Raccoon
Squirrel
Tapir
Venison
Venison, sausage
Vicuna
Wapiti (elk)
Wapiti (elk), sausage
Yak (or muck ox)
Yak (or muck ox), sausage
Zebra

Meat, Other

Dolphin
Frogs’ legs
Iguana
Porpoise
Seal
Snail
Snake
Toad
Walrus
Whale

Poultry

Chicken
Chicken, capon
Dove
Duck
Game hen
Goose
Guinea hen
Peacock
Pigeon
Squab
Turkey
Poultry, Game
Bittern
Bustard
Crane
Dove
Duck
Finch
Game hen
Goose
Grouse
Guinea hen
Heron
Lark
Moorhen
Ostrich
Partridge
Pheasant
Pigeon
Plover
Quail
Snipe
Swan
Thrush
Turkey
Woodcock

Nuts

Acorn
Almond
Beechnut
Brazil nut
Butternut
Cashew
Chestnut
Hazel nut
Hickory nut
Litchi
Macadamia
Pecan
Pinon (pinyon)
Pistachio
Walnut

Seafood and Shellfish

Fresh Water

Bass, black
Bass, white
Bullhead
Carp
Catfish
Eel
Panfish
Perch, white
Perch, yellow
Pickerel
Pike
Salmon
Sturgeon
Sucker
Smelt
Trout, brown
Trout, rainbow
Turtle, snapping
Walleyed pike
Whitefish
Whitebait

Ocean

Amberjack
Anchovy
Bass, sea
Blow fish
Blue fish
Bonita
Cod
Dolphin (fish)
Flounder
Grouper
Hake
Halibut
Herring
Mackerel
Mullet
Ocean perch
Octopus
Pilchard
Red snapper
Rockfish
Roughy
Shark
Squid
Swordfish
Tuna
Turbot
Tunny

Caviar

Lumpfish
Salmon
Sturgeon

Crustaceans

Crab
Crayfish
Lobster
Prawn
Shrimp

Miscellaneous

Sea cucumber
Sea urchin
Turtle

Shellfish

Abalone
Clam
Cockle
Conch
Mussel
Oyster

Seeds

Caraway
Poppy
Pumpkin
Sesame
Squash
Sunflower

Soup, Stew, et al.

Aspic
Bisque
Borscht
Bouillon
Broth
Chowder
Consume
Fruit soup
Goulash
Grits
Gumbo
Matelote
Mush
Oatmeal
Pease porridge
Poisson
Porridge
Potpourri
Pottage
Puree
Ragout
Slumgullion
Stew
Stock
Vichyssoise

Tea & Herbal Tea

Black tea
Green tea
Oolong tea
Tea, flowered
Tea, fuited
Tea, minted
Tea, spiced

Herbal Tea

Anise
Anise-hyssop
Bee balm
Calendula flower
Catnip
Chamomile
Cinnamon-basil
Hyssop
Lemon balm
Lemon thyme
Lemon verbena
Marigold
Peppermint
Rose hip
Rosemary
Sassafras
Savory
Spearmint
Thyme

Vegetables & Legumes

Vegetables

Artichoke
Asparagus
Bamboo shoot
Bean, green
Bean, wax
Bean sprout
Beet, green
Beet, red
Beet, sugar
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrot
Cauliflower
Celery
Chard
Chard, red
Collard green
Corn (maize)
Cress
Cucumber
Eggplant
Endive
Garlic
Kale
Kohlrabi
Leek
Lettuce, head
Lettuce, leaf
Mustard green
Okra
Onion
Parsnip
Pepper, hot
Pepper, sweet, green
Pepper, sweet, purple
Pepper, sweet, red
Pepper, sweet, yellow
Potato
Pumpkin
Radish, black
Radish, red or white
Rutabaga
Salsify (oyster plant)
Scallion
Spinach
Squash, acorn
Squash, butternut
Squash, zucchini
Sweet potato
Tomato
Turnip
Turnip green
Watercress
Yam
Zucchini

Legumes

Bean, black
Bean, butter
Bean, chili
Bean, kidney
Bean, lima
Bean, navy
Bean, pinto
Bean, red
Bean curd, soy
Garbonzo (chick pea)
Pea, black-eyed
Pea, yellow-eyed
Foodstuffs, Sweeteners
Honey
Marzipan
Molasses (treacle)
Sugar, beet
Sugar, cane
Sugar, maple
Syrup, corn (maize)
Syrup, maple

Herbs & Spices:

See Book Two Geographics

Spices

Allspice
Angelica
Cinnamon
Cinnamon, oil of
Clove
Clove, oil of
Cumin
Ginger
Licorice root
Licorice, oil of
Mace
Nutmeg
Paprika
Pepper, black
Pepper, red
Pepper, white

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