TESNC: Culinary Ingredients

Ingredients by Group

Grains & Cereals

Flour
x
Arrowroot Flour
Arrowroot Powder

(Flour)
Cyrodiil x
Wheat Flour
(Flour)
Skyrim Chicken Dumpling (Flour, Garlic, Leek, Poultry, Seasoning)
Grains
x
Barley ? A grain crop that is used in both cooking and brewing, with several almost-identical varieties.
Niben Rice ?
(Rice)
Cyrodiil extinct in the wild, preserved by mages, grown on farms near water in the Nibenay Basin region of Cyrodiil, in quantities just big enough to help feed Nibenese population.
Obsidian Jau
(Barley)
Morrowind A purple-black grain crop highly resistant to heat and fire, with glossy obsidian-like hulls and feathery raven-black tips contrasting with the stark ashen-grey of its stalks and leaves, that grows primarily around sources of heat and thrives on ash-covered soils. The Dunmer have cultivated the Obsidian Jau, which serves as one of the three bases for all their alcohols, since the Merethic Era, when they were still Chimer. While its main purpose is as a brewing crop, the plant is aesthetically pleasing and has a mildly bitter taste that lends itself well to Dunmeri soups when there is a surplus.
Saltrice
(Rice)
Argonia, Morrowind A golden-colored, frond-shaped grain with great, long glossy leaves that thrives almost exclusively in Morrowind's terrains, and was established as an export crop early on in its history as neither the Alinor sunseed nor the Niben rice can be produced in large quantities. It was given its name due to the slightly salty taste it tends to have, and dries into long, thin ashen-grey grains once harvested. It grows wild on the Azura's Coast region of Vvardenfell and the southern Deshaan Plains, and there are many farms and plantations established on the Morrowind mainland in the southern salt marshes and in the northernmost part of Argonia, around the former Morrowind territories of Tear and Narsis.
Sunseed
(Rice)
Alinor x
Wheat ? Argonia, Cyrodiil, Elsweyr, Skyrim grown sparsely on farms in Cyrodiil, not popular in Cyrodiil, one farm each in Nibenay Basin and Gold Coast regions, also grown sparsely on farms in Blackwood regions of Argonia and Elsweyr.
Yeast
x

Dairy

Cheese
x
Eidar Cheese ? Skyrim A strong-smelling, earthy, creamy cow cheese with blue marbling veins and a thick brown rind that is commonly eaten alongside spit-roasted meats in Skyrim, and lends itself well to cheese sauces in Bretic cuisine, alongside poultry. It takes time to make and age eidar cheese, but nearly every town in Skyrim has a dairy that crafts it, and many village farms make their own as well, making it as ubiquitous as goat cheese.
Goat Cheese
Cheddar Cheese
Skyrim x
Mammoth Cheese Skyrim Mammoth cheese is made by the Giants of Skyrim from their herds' milk, and it has a rich, potent, pungent odor and flavor. It is cultured in a way that begins similarly to the Redguards' mysterious shrieking cheese, by gathering the milk in a water-sealed skin, and left to curdle over time in a squishy, pungent cheese well-lent to spreads and dipping.
Scuttle
Shalk Scuttle
Beetle Scuttle

(Cheese)
Morrowind, Solstheim The flesh of the many varieties of shalk beetles roaming the ashlands and volcanic regions of Morrowind, Vvardenfell and Solstheim is traditionally crushed into a cheese-like, greasy paste with a delicious, rich flavor not unlike the peppery cheeses of Hammerfell, with a greater savoury taste. It also has modest magical properties in alchemy, though many Dunmer would deem it a waste of an excellent delicacy. Imitation mock-scuttle, served in parts of Skyrim with a larger population of Dark Elves, is made out of a mixture of cottage cheese, cooked bone marrow, and boiled uaza berries, kneaded together into a paste that resembles the taste of genuine scuttle.
Ashlands Baked Ash Yams (Cheese, Greef, Frost Mirriam, Garlic, Greens, Honey, Melon, Potato, Poultry, Seasoning, White Meat)
Unknown cheeses Cyrodiil cheese: has holes in it like swiss cheese, and a white cheese inside with a sandy rind color.
Blue Cheese: mold-dense blue cheese, has very blue look and rind is also blue, possibly colored with cornflower blue dye. might be made in Shadowfen, in Argonia, as cornflowers are used in argonian cooking.
Marble cheese: possibly breton mixed-cheeses blend?
Milk
x
Cow's Milk
(Milk)
Skyrim x
Goat Milk
(Milk)
Hammerfell, Skyrim x
Heavy Cream
(Milk)
? x
Mammoth Milk
(Milk)
Skyrim x
Unknown milks x

Fruits

Combwort
(Tomato)
High Rock x
Pomegranate Hammerfell, Morrowind x
Unknown tomatoes Cyrodiil, Skyrim Cyrodiil has smaller yellow/ochre variety ?, grows on farms, Undena Orethi is undertaking a selection project for the "perfect" tomato cultivar and selling the "rejects" in her patch northeast of Skingrad to the rest of the town and maybe even the province, Skyrim has a palm-sized red variety ?
Marshmerrow ?? Morrowind A distant relative of the moon sugarcane, with a tough, extremely bitter, inedible outer layer, a soft, sweet pulp inside, and black 'seeds' with a vanilla-like flavor once cooked, marshmerrow grows predominantly in the saltmarshes of southern Morrowind, northern Argonia, and southern Vvardenfell, and in well-irrigated plantations and farms across Morrowind and Vvardenfell. It is one of the two export crops that the Dunmer grow, alongside saltrice, and is also a popular staple of Dunmeri desserts, as its raw pulp, which is white, fluffy and cotton-like, and its cooked seeds, which have a chewy, gummy, juicy texture.
Apples
A fruit that descends from the wild cyrapples that lived in the jungles of Tamriel in the Dawn and Early Merethic eras, cultivated, bred and magically enhanced by the Aldmer into the modern apples of today.
Cyrapple ??
Appleberry
Wood Grapes

(Apple)
Valenwood A sweet, small apple that grows in clustered, drooping bunches akin to grapes. Their colors are close to those of their modern cousins; yellow, red, green, red-and-green, red-and-yellow, and pink-hued white. The last known specimens of cyrapples, ancestors of the modern apples, thrive in sunny Valenwood clearings. The plants are easily mistaken for overgrown wild rosebushes, and so overlooked by most of Valenwood's intelligent occupants.
Golden Cascabel
Golden Apple
Yellow Apple

(Apple)
Orsinium A sweet, delectable and juicy yellow-colored apple that grows in the massive arbor of the County of Cascabel, in the northern Reaches in Orsinium territory. The County has been ruled by Bosmer ever since Menegur of Cascabel earned ownership of the keep by occupying it, and their apples fetch a high price as the most desirable cultivar grown outside of the Summerset varieties.
Gorapple ??
Ash Apple
Thorn Apple

(Apple)
Morrowind A kind of small red-colored and red-fleshed apple with a crisp, gritty texture and a sour-bitter taste that sweetens if it is frosted prior to consumption. It grows exclusively in the Deshaan plains of central Morrowind, on large thorny, tree-like shrubs that boast elegant pale pink blooms, and striking scarlet and red-orange leaves from late fall to the very start of spring.
Red Granite
Red Apple

(Apple)
Skyrim An apple that is predominantly red, albeit with some green and yellow flecks of colors, that grows predominantly in the arbors of the northern Falkreath Hold, near Granite Hill, its namesake. It has a tart, sour-sweet taste, and juicy, tender flesh, but its most attractive feature is how resistant to frost the tree itself is, making it able of growing in climates that many other trees freeze in. It is popularly used in cooking in Nordic cuisine, in stews and pies and other desserts, and some Dunmer have found a fondness for the gorapple-derived cultivar.
Silorn Starblush ??
Red Apple
(Apple)
Cyrodiil A breed of Ayleid-domesticated varapple that came originally from the orchards of Silorn, red-skinned with some golden flecks and emanating a fragrant sweet smell of citrus, vanilla and apple when it ripens. It is cultivated in much of the West Weald and has a tough, spongy, bitter cream-yellow flesh, which softens into a firm, crisp, juicy and sweet flesh with a deep rosy pink color once washed in mana currents, soaked with magicka, or boiled in pure waters. It became the predominant apple cultivar of the heartland of Tamriel over time, as its dormant state allows it to be kept for decades and shipped without worries of bruising or rot, while its preparation methods are easily accessible.
Spring Green
Green Apple

(Apple)
Skyrim x
Varapple ?
Elf-Blood Apple
Poison Apple

(Apple)
Cyrodiil Remnants of Ayleid-domesticated decorative, inedible cultivars with a wide range of showy colors, ranging from red to green to yellow to creamy, light-pink white, said to have grown poisonous when the trees were bathed in the blood of the wild elves in the Alessian crusades. Their smell is almost identical to the edible varapple breed, but it has a strong note of almond amidst the lemon, vanilla and apple scents, and its flesh softens and flushes rosy-red only when bathed in a tincture of nightshade and void salts, hinting as to its poisonous nature.
Unknown apples x
Berries
x
Blackberry ? Cyrodiil A purple-black, fleshy, and tartly sweet lumpy berry that grows on thornless bushes, with distinctive clusters of five-leafed fans, in the wilds of Cyrodiil's West Weald as well as on some Colovian farms. It is usually employed in the making of spirits and pastries rather than eaten on its own in Colovian culture, but quite popular with the other races in all its forms.
Chokeberry Argonia vampiric, bloody-red creeping vine with vicious-looking, black-thorned leaves, with brown-rustred, cherry-tomato-like viciously poisonous fruits. grows in dark caves underneath the swamps of the southern coast of Argonia, growth sites are often sites of Sithis worship. smells like a flower so sweet it's borderline nauseating
Comberry Morrowind A fleshy, bitter-sweet red lumpy berry that grows under boat-shaped leaves, and is used in the production of many of Morrowind's alcoholic drinks. It ferments easily, and can be refined through many different processes and mixed with many of the other plants that grow in Dunmeri territories, making it quite versatile in brewing, in addition to being a Dunmeri culinary staple.
Juniper Berry Hammerfell, High Rock, Orsinium, Skyrim x
Snowberry ? Skyrim The sweet, vivid-red snowberry is the round fruit of a spiky-leafed bush that grows only in cold, snowy and frozen climates. In winter, its thorny leaves take on a silvery-green hue, and in summer they flush a deep pine-green, and the plant dies off into squishy, vinelike tangles when exposed to warm temperatures for more than a day, as if melted from the inside. That strange "melting" property is highly indicative of its magical potency, and it is known to yield a wide variety of effects in alchemy, from protection against the elements, particularly frost, to poisons that weakens one against fire.
Strawberry ? Cyrodiil very popular in Cyrodiil. in the wild in the West Weald region, also grown on farms.
Grapes
x
Jazbay Grapes
(Grapes)
Skyrim A variety of sweet wild grapes unique to The Alto, a tall hill and the areas around its foot found in the volcanic valleys of the Eastmarch. All attempts to grow this plant outside its native region leads to the plant shriveling and dying, making Alto wine a rare and valuable export for Windhelm and the Eastmarch Hold.
Surilie Grapes
(Grapes)
Cyrodiil A cultivar of vine grapes unique to the Surilie Vineyards, outside of Skingrad to the west, that is a hybrid of a High Rock Bretic variety with some typical domesticated Colovian varieties.
Tamika Grapes
(Grapes)
Cyrodiil A cultivar of vine grapes unique to Tamika's Vineyard, outside of Skingrad to the west, that is a hybrid of a variety cultivated in Hammerfell's kingdom of Sentinel, and local wild Cyrod grapes descended from Ayleid cultivars.
Unknown grapes x
Hot Peppers
x
Uaza Berry Skyrim A small lime-green, nut-like berry that grows in hardy, flowering trees in the Drajkmyr marsh of Hjaalmarch, in Skyrim. Its oils and flesh are both very hot and spicy, though the flesh also has some sweetness to it. Its flavor is described as the slight heat of black pepper, and then a fiery rush in the nose, like mustard and green onions, with an aftertaste of spicy sweetness like chili pepper, and the texture of a boiled cashew. When boiled, it can then be ground in a mortar into a green paste, seeds and flesh combined, and the Nords serve that paste, alongside raw fish slices, as seasoning.
Tava's Teardrop Hammerfell Seared Venomsteaks (Pepper, Poppy, Red Wine, Seasoning, White Meat)
Citrus
x
Orange ? ? non-native and imported to Cyrodiil, relatively popular in Skingrad, Leyawiin, Anvil and Cheydinhal.
Sweetbarrel Cactus ?
Candyhorn Cactus
Thorny Lime Cactus

(Lemon)
Morrowind A dark green volcanic rock cactus with trumpet-shaped red flowers, featuring a yellow-green center, and light green, golden-pulped fruits. These barrels grow wild in the rockier volcanic regions of Morrowind, such as Bal Pyai, Stonefalls, and the Armun Ashlands, but can be grown with little difficulty in all but swamplands and frozen snowy soils, as long as they are shielded from an overabundance of water. Their fruits and flowers are both edible, and have a tangy-sour taste reminiscent of lemon, with a mildly bitter aftertaste, making them tasty treats.
Gourds
x
Bitter Melon ?
(Melon)
Morrowind x
Hoar-Seed Gourd ?
Gourd
(Pumpkin)
Skyrim x
Pumpkin ? Cyrodiil popular food in Cyrodiil, cultivated in many farms.
Watermelon ?
(Melon)
Cyrodiil, Elsweyr Carolina Cross variety. in Cyrodiil, very few grown on Great Forest farms, usually one or two plants, few plants on farms in Blackwood region of Elsweyr.
Unknown melons x
Nuts
x
Ironwood Nut ?? Cyrodiil x
Pears
x
Pear ? ? Imported and non-native to Cyrodiil. popular in the Imperial City and Chorrol.

Herbs & Seasonings

Herbs
Plants used to add seasoning, either used whole, crushed, chopped or even grated, but rarely consumed on their own.
Canis Root Skyrim A small, thick, leafless, twisted tree whose fast-spreading, gnarled surface roots are sometimes used in magical teas. It has a bitter, lemony taste and smell, which is extremely unpleasant to the senses of werebears in particular, and lycanthropes in general.
Elves Ear ? Tamriel A type of evergreen that grows in most of Tamriel, wherever the climate is relatively warm and moist, only struggling in sand, ash, snow and acid swamps. Its most popular name was given due to the uncanny resemblance its leaves have to the shape of a typical elven ear, and to the fact it was first discovered to have both culinary and alchemical applications by the elven races. These leaves, fresh or dried, are a strong spice that marries well with tangy, sour, or savory flavors, and are a staple in pasta sauces and slow-cooked meat stews.
Fennel ? Cyrodiil grows in the Gold Coast region of Cyrodiil, especially in its northern half. edible bulb-like leaf bases raw or cooked, mild, sweet anise-like flavor and aroma, seeds used to make spirits like absinthe, flavoring purpose.
Frost Mirriam Skyrim, Solstheim Ashlands Baked Ash Yams (Cheese, Greef, Frost Mirriam, Garlic, Greens, Honey, Melon, Potato, Poultry, Seasoning, White Meat)
Riekling Suckling Bristleback (Frost Mirriam, Greens, Pumpkin, White Meat)
Gingko Leaf ? Cyrodiil The half-moon shaped, fan-like leaves of this tree native to Cyrodiil's Great Forest and Nibenay Valley regions are known for their sweet, stimulating taste.
Hyssop ? High Rock x
Flowers
Particular flowers that have a practical culinary use, though they may or may not be poisonous if improperly prepared.
Cinnamon ?
(Seasoning)
Cyrodiil, Morrowind A flower with a burning but sweetly-spicy taste, popular in cooking, which grows on small, trees with glossy violet-edged green leaves commonly found at the base of the Valus mountains, to the east of Cheydinhal in Cyrodiil, and the east of Kragenmoor in Morrowind. The inner red-colored bark is also dried, ground, and used like the flowers in recipes, but has a harsher, more intense and bitter burning flavor, making the use of cinnamon bark mostly confined to the Dunmer.
Corn Flower ? Argonia flowers used in dyes, salads, and teas. flower has mild cucumber-like flavor.
Flax ? Cyrodiil seeds add nutty flavoring. extremely plentiful in Cyrodiil, West Weald, scattered growth in Nibenay Basin, Gold Coast.
Golden Poppy
(Poppy)
Hammerfell Seared Venomsteaks (Pepper, Poppy, Red Wine, Seasoning, White Meat)
Lavender Cyrodiil, Skyrim A fragrant flower sometimes used in cooking, and with decent magical properties, that is notoriously hardy and often grows wild in the countryside. In Cyrodiil, it is most often found near the outer banks of Lake Rumare, the southwest bank of the Niben Bay and Upper Niben, throughout the Nibenay Basin region in large quantities, and scattered through the Jerall Mountains.
Motherwort ? Cyrodiil very bitter minty taste. fresh and dried flowers used in flavoring soups and beers. leaves and flowers can make tea. grows everywhere in Cyrodiil except Gold Coast, banks of Lake Rumare and Niben, Blackwood, and mountain ranges.
Mugwort ? ? x
Unknown poppies Hammerfell, High Rock A variety of poppies exist all across west Tamriel, with mysterious properties to many of their parts.
Seasonings
Goods typically ground into fine powders before being used, and usually, but not always, from a source other than plants.
Fire Salt
(Seasoning)
Oblivion, Tamriel The incandescent orange remnants of a Fire Atronach's physical essence, heating up any liquid it's mixed to and adding a burning, intense spicy taste to foods, or used in other ways to intensify and steady the heat of flames when burned in the fire of a forge.
Seared Venomsteaks (Pepper, Poppy, Red Wine, Seasoning, White Meat)
Lichor Skyrim A tear-like, translucent, yellow-green and salty, bitter liquid that is extremely nutritious and filling, extracted from the engorged flower-core of the blue mana bloom. While its original world of Oblivion is unknown, there were a few samples transplanted into the Frostcrag Spire, a wizard's tower high in the Jerall mountains to the east of Bruma.
Salt
(Seasoning)
Tamriel Chicken Dumpling (Flour, Garlic, Leek, Poultry, Seasoning)
Grilled Chicken Breast (Poultry, Seasoning)
Unknown seasonings Ashlands Baked Ash Yams (Cheese, Greef, Frost Mirriam, Garlic, Greens, Honey, Melon, Potato, Poultry, Seasoning, White Meat)

Meats

Game
A catch-all category for types of meat that are typically found in larger wild animals, such as deer or antelope.
Deer ?
Winter Deer
(Game)
Skyrim x
Elk ?
(Game)
Skyrim x
Goat
(Game)
Hammerfell, Skyrim A traditionally wild animal, only the Nords have successfully domesticated goats, though others have tamed small populations. Their meat is tender and rich, and makes them a culinary prize just as much as their milk and the cheese made of them. Where mutton is unavailable, many a Breton chef will advise procuring goat's meat to substitute for it, due to their relatively similar tastes and textures.
Heartland Deer ?
Deer
(Game)
Cyrodiil ^^females and babies have fawn-like coat, male has sandy brown coat, only in Cyrodiil
Senche-Tiger
Khajiiti Battlecat
Senche
Senche-raht

(Game)
Elsweyr, Valenwood One of the Khajiiti furstocks often enjoyed by the Bosmer, whenever one of their bodies is found and relatively fresh, especially roasted over an open fire. They are also commonly killed during border skirmishes, and eaten with delight by their slayers. The meat of Khajiit is generally described as being similar to sugared pork without needing seasoning, thanks to their routine consumption of Moon Sugar.
Unknown game x
Red Meat
A catch-all category for types of meat that are tougher and have stronger flavors.
Alit
(Red Meat)
Elsweyr, Morrowind, Pyandonea, Vvardenfell When it grows ill, as a natural defense mechanism its body fluids become saturated with toxins, which has the side effect of making their flesh poisonous and their bites venomous. The alit were imported to the island of Khenarthi's Roost as sports game for the Maormer nobility. Their meat is noted to be tough and gamey, and can potentially be somewhat poisonous, requiring caution when selecting and hunting a prospective alit meal.
Beef
(Red Meat)
Skyrim x
Dog
(Red Meat)
Tamriel The meat of dog breeds is often tender and lean, cooked in ways similar to lamb, but many races see at least some breeds as taboo to eat when they are popular workers or pets. The "old way" Nords, Reachmen, Dunmer, Orcs and Bosmer all see dogs as a valid food source, either as peasant food or a delicacy, and prepare it accordingly.
Horker
(Red Meat)
Skyrim, Solstheim A large aquatic mammal traditionally hunted by the Nords and Skaal as a source of meat, fat, ivory and leather, and which mostly congregates along the cold coastlines of Skyrim and Solstheim, shying away from the ashen shores of Bleakrock, Vvardenfell and Morrowind. Their meat is rich and lean, most often cooked on the spot, or set aside to hang and dry then consumed at a later date. Horker meat is used in stews, smoked loaves, and meat pies in traditional Nordic cooking.
Horse
(Red Meat)
Skyrim Mostly raised for transportation and farm work, horses are usually considered food in regions so hostile to them that they are unable to thrive, and where other animals are instead raised as mounts. Bosmer, Dunmer and Orcs, for example, see horses as a rare foreign delicacy, while Argonians and Nords will occasionally eat horse meat when nothing else is available, more out of practicality than as a regular staple, even if the meat is lean, sweet and juicy.
Human
(Red Meat)
Tamriel Mostly consumed by the Bosmer who adhere to the Green Pact, the cannibalistic worshipers of Namira, lycanthropes, and occasionally vampires and followers of Sithis, the flesh of sentient, intelligent beings of the races of Man, Mer and Beast is typically forbidden to consume and seen as an aberration. Among the few who dare sample this forbidden food, the taste was usually reported as being a cross of beef and lamb, or of pig-fed venison.
Unthrappa (Red Meat)
Mammoth
(Red Meat)
Skyrim These giant, woolly mammals are herded and raised by the Giants of Skyrim, but many feral herds of mammoths roam Skyrim, ripe for a group hunt, and a resulting plentiful feast. Most mammoth meat, gamey and mildly bitter, is eaten on the spot, and only very small, easily-transported sections of it are ever brought to the market, such as the snout and belly cuts, without a prior provisioning order standing. For the most part, mammoths are hunted not for their meat, but their tusks and the ivory tools and jewelry they can be fashioned into.
Wolf
(Red Meat)
Cyrodiil, Skyrim Tougher and stringier than the meat of their domestic cousins, the flesh of wolves is nevertheless edible when grilled over an open flame or in soups and stews alike. It makes for good wild survival food, and has modest magical properties, as noted in Skyrim and Cyrodiil myths.
Unknown red meats x
Small Game
A catch-all category for types of meat typically found in small wild animals, such as hares and foxes.
Fox
(Small Game)
High Rock, Skyrim x
Kollopi
(Small Game)
Valenwood A small arboreal mouse that dwells in the highest branches of the graht-oaks, and feeds only on the most tender branches, leaves and acorn buds of the migratory trees. Teams of dextrous Imga annually hunt them in late spring, and sell and trade them, especially to the Bosmer who use them to make a succulent meatball dish also called "Kollopi".
Rabbit
(Small Game)
High Rock, Skyrim x
Skeever
Giant Rat
Sewer Rat

(Small Game)
Cyrodiil, Elsweyr, Morrowind, Pyandonea, Skyrim A large and much nastier relative of the more benign rat, who originally hailed from Skyrim but has since spread to other nearby territories, like northern Morrowind, southern Vvardenfell and the heartland of Cyrodiil, where they are typically known as giant rats and sewer rats. They are also popular as sports game on the islands of Vvardenfell and Khenarthi's Roost, and are prized as food livestock by various Goblin and Goblin-ken tribes, though their meat is very stringy and mostly used in stews and ragouts.
Unknown small game x
White Meat
A catch-all category for types of meat that are leaner and have lighter flavors, such as monkeys, pigs, and sheep.
Boar
(White Meat)
Cyrodiil, High Rock, Skyrim x
Bristleback
Bristleback Boar

(White Meat)
Solstheim A kind of aggressive, omnivorous quilled boar with a taste for meat that now exists solely on Solstheim's snowy northern areas, and is thought an ancestor of the modern wild boar. The Riekling of Solstheim tame and use them both as war mounts and as livestock for their meat, tusks, and milk.
Riekling Suckling Bristleback (Frost Mirriam, Greens, Pumpkin, White Meat)
Giant Scorpion
(White Meat)
Hammerfell Seared Venomsteaks (Pepper, Poppy, Red Wine, Seasoning, White Meat)
Nix-Hound
(White Meat)
Solstheim, Vvardenfell Ashlands Baked Ash Yams (Cheese, Greef, Frost Mirriam, Garlic, Greens, Honey, Melon, Potato, Poultry, Seasoning, White Meat)
Unknown white meats x

Offal & Scraps

Fats
x
Butter Tamriel x
Goose Fat High Rock x
Offal
The organs that are not commonly eaten in high societies, such as hearts, brains, and tripe.
Tripe
(Guts)
Tamriel x
Unknown offal x
Scraps
A catch-all category for every unusual food scrap that would usually be discarded or used in other disciplines.
Blood Tamriel Blood is usually consumed by vampires and other parasites, tarnishing its reputation among the races of Man, who view consumption of it as repugnant, even if solely from animals and in cooked forms. By contrast, the elven races recognize animal blood as an excellent thickening agent, and an enhancer that gives flavor, nutrition and color to dishes, though none integrate blood into their traditional cuisine as thoroughly as the Bosmer.
Guts Tamriel Scraps from the digestive system of animals are usually made into either tripe, or casings for sausages, as well as for other non-culinary purposes, such as fish bait, strings, waterskins, and smallsheathes.

Poultry

Poultry
A catch-all category for many types of small birds, and their eggs.
Chicken
(Poultry)
High Rock, Skyrim A popular domesticated fowl that thrives in many different environments, and comes in many different colors and featherings. They are often raised for their meat and their eggs across many of Tamriel's provinces.
Chicken Dumpling (Flour, Garlic, Leek, Poultry, Seasoning)
Grilled Chicken Breast (Poultry, Seasoning)
Chicken's Egg
(Poultry)
Skyrim x
Duck's Egg
(Poultry)
High Rock x
Hawk's Egg
(Poultry)
Skyrim x
Pheasant
(Poultry)
Skyrim x
Pine Thrush Egg
(Poultry)
Cyrodiil, Skyrim x
Rock Pigeon
(Poultry)
High Rock x
Rock Warbler Egg
(Poultry)
Orsinium, Skyrim x
Unknown poultry x
Insects
A catch-all category for many different kinds of smaller insects, and their eggs.
Ash Hopper
(Poultry)
Morrowind, Solstheim A distant relative of the kwama, and an insect well-adapted to tunneling, living in ash, and ambush hunting using their powerful hindmost legs. Unlike the kwama, however, they move in small roaming, foraging packs of, at most, a handful, and only form larger surface colonies during mating season. They taste similar to kwama scribs, but have a greater bitter aftertaste due to their diet. The most popular parts of the ash hopper for eating and cooking are its leaping thighs, and its abdomen. The rest of the ash hopper is then usually stripped of chitin plates, and crushed into a red gelatin with modest magical properties.
Kwama
(Poultry)
Morrowind, Vvardenfell Kwama form a large part of Dunmeri animal-raising, and live in large underground colonies in egg mines composed of a kwama queen, who lays eggs and whose health determines the success of the colony, workers who generate pheromones specific to a single colony and tend to the egg mine, eggs, and queen, warriors who defend the colony from intruders and perceived threats, foragers who seek out sources of food and new cave systems to move the colony to, and scribs, newly-hatched kwama. The scrib and forager are the most common sources of the sour, gummy, green nutritious gelatin popularly known as scrib jelly, consumed with gusto by Dunmer, and notable for its modest magical properties. Kwama can also be de-shelled, and their thorax and abdomen turned into various foods, with the flavors and textures varying depending on the kwama type the flesh comes from.
Lizards
A catch-all category for many types of small or flying lizards, and their eggs.

Seafood

Fish
A catch-all category for fish of all dwellings, sizes, and habitats, as well as their roe.
Foul-Water Fish
A catch-all category for many different fish who live in brackish, muddy or abnormal waters, and their roe.
Chub
(Fish)
It's also used as ideal bait for ocean-fishing.
Slaughterfish
(Fish)
Tamriel A fish that seems to be everywhere, and so viciously aggressive that they are sometimes known to leap out of water and crawl, flop and trash on dry land after preys. Hand-raised slaughterfish have virtually no aggression, making their behavior learned from schooling with wild slaughterfish. They have no known natural lifespan, and are known to grow to such sizes as to be able to devour horkers and small boats whole. Fortunately, their meat is delicious and juicy, and their scales and roe have potent magical properties, making them good targets for hunters and adventurers alike, keeping their population in check.
Slaughterfish Egg
(Fish)
Tamriel Slaughterfish tend to lay their eggs in calmer waters, at the waterbed and in large, slimy clusters. Due to their silvery-teal color, the eggs often blend in with current-smoothed pebbles, concealing them moderately well, and making Argonians most-suited to tracking down slaughterfish nests.
Trodh
(Fish)
Argonia, Morrowind A tiny, lively fish that thrives in the swamplands of Argonia and is harvested and sold by the bucket. This fish is consumed raw and alive, as death and cooking activates potent toxins that can swiftly kill even a Redguard or Bosmer within an hour. Despite, or perhaps because of this property, the Dunmer of Morrowind's southern marshes have set up trodh farms, both as a delicacy and as a source of potent poisons.
Lake Fish
A catch-all category for many types of fish who live in ponds and lakes, and their roe.
Cyrodilic Spadetail
Spadetail

(Fish)
Skyrim x
Shad
(Fish)
It's also ideal bait for fishing in rivers.
Silverside Perch
(Fish)
Skyrim x
Ocean Fish
A catch-all category for many types of fish who range from coasts and seas to oceans, and their roe.
Abecean Longfin
Longfin

(Fish)
Skyrim A saltwater fish most commonly found in the Abecean Sea, hence its name, although they are also raised in captivity in Skyrim at the Riften Fishery of Lake Honrich, the Windstad Fishery of Hjaalmarch, and a few other, lesser-known fish farms.
Alcaire Pike
(Fish)
High Rock A rare Iliac Bay fish found exclusively around the Stormhaven region of High Rock, and particularly numerous in the waters near Alcaire, which gave it its name.
Dhufish
(Fish)
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Merringar
(Fish)
Atmora, Skyrim, Solstheim A rare and delicious large fish that dwells a week's worth of sailing in the Sea of Ghosts, at the northern side of the Padomaic Ocean. Nords traditionally spearfish them, though they have to be cautious in doing so, as the blood risks attracting nearby Dreugh, and only rarely export that prized fish outside their borders.
Minnow
(Fish)
It's also very good bait for lake-fishing.
River Fish
A catch-all category for many types of fish who live in rivers and deltas, and their roe.
River Betty
(Fish)
Skyrim x
Salmon
(Fish)
Skyrim x
Salmon Roe
(Fish)
Skyrim x
Shellfish
A catch-all category for types of shelled aquatic creatures that range from invertebrates like crawdads and mudcrabs all the way to the sentient but hostile Dreugh.
Clam
(Fish)
Skyrim x
Mudcrab
Sandcrab

(Fish)
Tamriel The sweetest mudcrab meat is found in the Reticulated Spine of Shadowfen, the northwest part of Argonia, making it a valuable export. Argonians also use mudcrab meat, wrapped in any available types of reeds, as fertilizer in soils normally too arid and acidic to grow plants in.

Sugars

Sweeteners
A catch-all category for many forms of sweeteners, in non-liquid form, be they plants or powders.
Moon Sugar ? Elsweyr A very sweet and addictive white powder refined from the moon sugarcane which grows naturally in the Tenmar Forest of Pellitine, but also can be grown in plantations with sufficient rainwater for irrigation, so long as moonlight can reach the grasses. The powder has analgesic, soporific, and euphoric effects, and can even cause uncontrollable tremors and even death in large quantities, but in small doses provides a healthy glow to the skin and a lovely sheen to fur and hair. Moon sugar can be refined into a magical elixir, and into the deadly and addictive drug skooma.
Sugar Leaf ? Cyrodiil This flowering bush's leaves are sweet, without having the dangerous and addictive properties of moon sugar, though it only grows in the central part of the Nibenay Basin around Cropsford. It easily shrivels or succumbs to rootrot in climates and soils outside of that very specific region, making it an expensive herb to obtain and cook with.
Syrups
Liquids extracted by a variety of means, from many different sources, whose purpose is generally to sweeten dishes or beverages.
Ambrosia Skyrim A honey-like, translucent, yellow-green, thick, sweet and filling substance that can be harvested from the reddish-purple mana bloom's head-comb. No one is certain which world of Oblivion the mana blooms were first found in, but a few specimens were preserved in the Frostcrag Spire of the Jerall mountains, east of Bruma.
Honey Skyrim, Solstheim Ashlands Baked Ash Yams (Cheese, Greef, Frost Mirriam, Garlic, Greens, Honey, Melon, Potato, Poultry, Seasoning, White Meat)
Mourning Tea (Gortea Leaf, Honey)
Honeycomb
(Honey)
Skyrim x

Vegetables

Greens
Bitter vegetables and legumes rich in nutrition, often leafy and of a dark green color.
Cabbage
(Greens)
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Lady's Smock [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardamine_pratensis] Cyrodiil A plant with distinct silvery-white flowers and long, thin leaves that is often used by sailors of the East Empire Company, as well as other ships of Cyrodiilic origin, to fight off scurvy. It grows thickly in the West Weald region and to the east of Chorrol in the Great Forest region, as well as scattered throughout the Nibenay Basin region, all in Cyrodiil. The shoots, leaves, buds and flowers can all be eaten, in salads and soups, and taste and smell bitter, peppery, tangy and pungent.
Milk Thistle ? Cyrodiil grows on the Gold Coast region and the Jerall and Valus Mountains in Cyrodiil.
Niben Lettuce ?
Lettuce
(Greens)
Cyrodiil A green, crisp, round and pale green domesticated lettuce cultivar, rich in water, crisp, and almost flavorless, with only a very slight sweetness. It is highly prized by the Imperials of Cyrodiil, who developed this cultivar under Ayleid rule, and the plant is grown on farms all across the central province. The Niben lettuce has some success outside its native home, as a way to enhance a dish's texture and counter the dryness of bread, without completely changing the flavor of the dish, but is mainly consumed by Nibeneans and Colovians.
Primrose ? Cyrodiil grows sporadically in the West Weald, Nibenay Basin and Heartland regions of Cyrodiil.
Scathecraw
(Greens)
Solstheim, Vvardenfell Ashlands Baked Ash Yams (Cheese, Greef, Frost Mirriam, Garlic, Greens, Honey, Melon, Potato, Poultry, Seasoning, White Meat)
Riekling Suckling Bristleback (Frost Mirriam, Greens, Pumpkin, White Meat)
Ice Cabbage ?
Cabbage
(Greens)
Skyrim A cabbage cultivar unique to the colder Skyrim climate, with a pleasingly firm texture even when cooked. It has crinkled, deep green outer leaves and bright, paler green inner leaves, and is extremely hardy against snow, frost, and cold and thrives in mineral-rich soils, making it one of the main staples of Skyrim farming and cooking. It has the same taste as other cabbage varieties, and pairs well with biting, spicy tastes, cooked apples, and most ales and meads popular in Skyrim meals.
Unknown greens x
Mushrooms
Edible fungi of varying shapes and sizes, sometimes needing parboiling or specific preparations to be stripped of toxic effects.
Clouded Funnel ? Cyrodiil A broad, opened parasol-shaped, gilled cream-colored mushroom with burnt-brown splotches sometimes covering the top surface of its cap, featuring thick white flesh and a foul odor ranging from starchy to rancid, depending on its age. The younger, better-smelling, white bloom-featuring specimens are preferred for consumption over the stinkier, hollow-stemmed individuals. It grows in both high altitude regions in Cyrodiil, and the Blackwood regions of both Argonia and Elsweyr.
Dryad's Saddle Polypore ? Cyrodiil A mushroom typically growing on or near dead or rotting trees, or damp stone, with a distinctive white and rusty-brown pattern on its cap highly reminiscent of the feather patterning on the back of pheasants. As this mushroom's flesh turns hard, rubbery and inedible with age, younger specimens are preferred for eating, and have a smell similar to watermelon rind and a pleasant, mildly nutty flavor.
Elf Cup ?? Cyrodiil A distinctive, unique-looking mushroom that grows mostly on decaying, mossy trees in the West Weald region of Cyrodiil, highly prized in rustic Breton cuisine. When young, it has a goblet-like shape, which turns more cup-like in older specimens. it features a felt-like, lighter-colored, orange-tinted exterior, and a smooth, bright red inside with white and waxy, rubbery, easily-breakable flesh. Its taste is subtle and earthy, with a hint of beetroot flavor, and lends itself best to stir-fries or as steamed vegetables, but they can also be used raw in salads.
Emetic Russula ? Cyrodiil It grows scarcely in the West Weald of Cyrodiil, but is prized for its magical properties as an alchemical agent. When raw, this mushroom is poisonous, causing digestive upset, and has a very bitter taste. The unpleasant taste and toxicity of the flesh are removed once parboiled, salted and, optionally, brined, and the prepared mushroom is thus made ready for use in cooking. Another way to use the mushroom is by peeling the red cuticle from its raw cap, sun-drying the skin, and then crushing it into a peppery spice.
Fly Amanita ? Cyrodiil A deadly, hallucinogenic, poisonous mushroom that grows in abundance in the Nibenay Valley, Great Forest, eastern West Weald and the Heartland regions of Cyrodiil, with a distinctive white-dotted red cap and white stem and flesh. It is highly prized for its magical properties by mages, but can be prepared for culinary use by parboiling in large amounts of water, then pickling in vinegar for later integration into recipes.
Summer Bolete ? Cyrodiil grows wild in the Great Forest and eastern Nibenay Valley regions of Cyrodiil.
Roots
Root vegetables grow in the earth, and their root tuber is the part most commonly eaten. The other parts of the plant may or may not also be edible.
Arrowroot ? Cyrodiil A plant with delicate, small white flowers and large arrowhead-shaped leaves, harvested for its nutritious, elongated tough and fibrous white roots, giving it the name it is most commonly known by. Grown in warm, humid regions like the Gold Coast and Nibenay Basin areas of Cyrodiil, its dormant roots can withstand temperatures only slightly above freezing, but are very vulnerable to frost, making proper storage important. They are used in producing a powdery, starchy flour, either through pounding and soaking, or by roasting over coals and then eating the toasted starch right off the fibrous root, and are also fed to livestock, whole or as the scraps from processing methods.
Ash Yam
(Potato)
Solstheim, Vvardenfell A tough, reddish tuberous root vegetable with a bitter taste that thrives in volcanic ashland soils, but grows only very reluctantly in any other conditions. It can easily be spotted by the large, brown-colored leaves that fountain out from the top of the root. Once found almost exclusively in Vvardenfell's ashlands and near Ash Mountain in the Stonefalls region, ash yams are now grown just about everywhere in mainland Morrowind, on Vvardenfell, and the southern ashlands of Solstheim, and are a standard offering to the Ancestors, religiously symbolizing the fact that life is sustained by the ashes of those who died.
Ashlands Baked Ash Yams (Cheese, Greef, Frost Mirriam, Garlic, Greens, Honey, Melon, Potato, Poultry, Seasoning, White Meat)
Carrot Cyrodiil, Skyrim The ever-traditional orange carrot, which matches well with a wide variety of foods thanks to its mild, slightly sweet taste that gains in light bitterness as it grows bigger. Resistant to cold and hot weathers alike, and undemanding in water, the only thing it needs to grow is good, rich soil, making it easily grown in a variety of areas. Farms all across many of Tamriel's provinces and kingdoms grow them, making the foodstuff abundant, cheap, and popular with both the peasants and nobility in a wide variety of dishes.
Crimson Nirnroot
Lorkhanroot

(Nirnroot)**
Jode, Jone, Lorkhan, Tamriel ^^an all-red nirnroot that only grows underground at Dwemer-level depths, and only in Tamriel. result of nirnroot mutated by millenniums of exposure to Lorkhan's chaotic magic radiation, carried throughout Tamriel and lingering in his dead body.
Garlic Skyrim, Solstheim Ashlands Baked Ash Yams (Cheese, Greef, Frost Mirriam, Garlic, Greens, Honey, Melon, Potato, Poultry, Seasoning, White Meat)
Chicken Dumpling (Flour, Garlic, Leek, Poultry, Seasoning)
Ginseng ? Cyrodiil grows plentiful in the Gold Coast and Nibenay Basin and east Nibenay Valley regions of Cyrodiil
Jumbo Potato
(Potato)
Cyrodiil grown in Faregyl Glade, off the Green Road in the Great Forest region of Cyrodiil. cultivar consistently grows to huge sizes.
Nirnroot Akavir, Pyandonea, Tamriel, Yokuda mysterious, obviously magical, noisy, kind of looks like a glowing white baby carrot, grows extremely slowly and can reach huge sizes, can be grown but is finicky
Onion ? ? popular in Cyrodiil, but does not grow there naturally.
Potato Cyrodiil, Skyrim grown on a few farms in Cyrodiil
Radish ? Argonia, Cyrodiil, Elsweyr popular foodstuff in Cyrodiil, grown on a few farms in the Great Forest regions, and in rural gardens in the Blackwood regions of both Elsweyr and Argonia.
Sacred Lotus ? Argonia, Cyrodiil, Elsweyr grows wild along the ponds, rivers, bays and coasts in the Heartland, Gold Coast, and West Weald regions of Cyrodiil, and on both sides of Leyawiin in the Blackwood regions of Elsweyr and Argonia. also popular as decorative indoor plant in Cyrodiil. bred for edible plentiful seeds, others have edible rhizomes.
Tiger Lily ? Argonia, Cyrodiil, Elsweyr edible bulbs, boiled, pickled, or rendered into starch, cooked bulbs taste somewhat turnip/parsnip-like. flower buds can be eaten raw or cooked or dried in salads. found in the Cyrodiil Great Forest region, and the Blackwood regions of Elsweyr and Argonia.
Unknown root vegetables x
Other Vegetables
A catch-all category for all vegetables that fail to fit in one of the other categories.
Aloe Vera Cyrodiil Highly valued for its magical properties, aloe vera is a thorny-leafed succulent with spiny, pale-gold, bulb-like flowers that grows in the Gold Coast region of Cyrodiil. When prepared for culinary purposes, rather than crushing the whole leaf, the round side of the leaf is peeled off, the gel is cut and filleted off the flat, thorny part, washed free of its protective slime, and can be pressed into thick juice, or boiled to a grape-like consistency.
Corn Cyrodiil A sweet vegetable that grows, inside an ear leaf, on tall stalks, and with hairlike white-gold or white-green fronds at their tips. In Cyrodiil, they grow on the farms in the northwest of the West Weald, and dotted across the south of the Gold Coast regions. They are usually harvested when they are full-grown into large pods on wood-like cores, but juvenile corn can also be picked and eaten whole when it has just started forming.
Leek Cyrodiil, Skyrim This plant is not native to Cyrodiil, and generally not in high demand in the heart of Tamriel, being only grown in a few farms throughout the land alongside more popular crops.
Chicken Dumpling (Flour, Garlic, Leek, Poultry, Seasoning)
Water Hyacinth ? Argonia, Cyrodiil inspirations: taiwanese sour fish soup and other taiwanese recipes. all edible, from root to stalk to flowers, raw, wilted, boiled, etc. taste and texture both celery-like. Grows in shallow waters in Cyrodiil, esp around Gold Coast, White Rose River, southwestern Lake Rumare, Lake Poppad in Nibenay Basin, and to the east of Leyawiin on the Argonia Blackwood region.
Unknown vegetables x
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