Food in the Clave

While everyone eats in the Clave, not everyone eats the same. Most meals, given the cold, are high caloric.

The Poor
Those who can’t afford their own food hit the Kitchens, and are served either Perpetual Soup (a pot constantly cooking with water and ingredients added as it runs low) or a highly nutritious gruel made from oat-, rice-, wheat-, and cornmeal plus vitamin additives, served with a variety of ‘flavor’ packets. It’s bland, but it fills the stomach and gives the body what it needs.
The Common
The most common food is a muk-muk ball, a ball of steamed rice from Yoshugoku compacted and held together with lard. It is then either deep fried or sautéed in a wok (or rarely and desperately, eaten raw) and served with a variety of sauces and/or condiments, and eaten like meatballs. Higher end muk-muk usually contains some ground meat as well, commonly mutton or shrimp or a blended and spiced sausage called ‘tubed critter’. Other common meals are shrimp, fish or mutton, served with yams, potatoes, or gourd vegetables during the summer, or wheat noodles (or bread) during the winter. There is always rice, though few can afford imported soya sauce.
The Well-Off
Most meals consist of a form of seafood, starchy carbs, and a vegetable or two. The other common meat is mutton. Stir-frying is common at the level, though chicken and beef are rare. Pork is more available, though not as much as fish or mutton. Vegetables, particularly carrots and peas, are regular as well, along with the usual gourds (pumpkin, squash and zucchini). Dessert is usually a fruit, apples grapes and the rare citrus most often.
The Rich
Unicorn steaks, dragon-liver paté, and golden apples, just like you always suspected.

Food in the Clave

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