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Saturday, February 18, 2017

A Zelda Project: Cafe Cucco #5

Cafe Cucco is a short daily project wherein I create fun little hypothetical foods that might be seen in the land of Hyrule. Any lore or descriptions are made up and should not be taken to represent official canon. I hope you enjoy it!


Welcome to day five of Cafe Cucco! Yesterday, I said that we'd be "getting to the real meat of things", and I wasn't kidding. Today's dish is our menu's main course:

A Joy Pendant with every order!

Bokoblin Beef Stew. A special meal prepared by our resident Bokoblin Chefs.

Over the ages, many have believed the Bokoblin to be an entirely war-minded group, but this isn't actually true. They are a race with two definite aspects: Loyalty and Communion. These traits and their simple nature make them easy and lucrative targets for diplomatic arrangements by enemies of Hyrule looking for a great number of unwavering minions.

Though these characteristics have been easily taken advantage of over the ages, some of those who've made a point of engaging cordially and kindly with Bokoblin in times of peace have found them to be relatively courteous hosts with incredible coordination and dedication to their goals. Though apprehension is still understandably common, those who have welcomed the Bokoblin into their societies have found them to be a boon for the development of infrastructure and the completion of taxing labor, increasing the quality of life for all involved.

Interestingly, the Bokoblin have a knack for cooking, making the most delicious foods from the simplest ingredients. Accustomed to constantly traveling in the open air, they've lived off the land and established a fairly nomadic culture. This has encouraged a keen eye for the freshest vegetables, fruit, and animals and an understanding of how best to prepare them to suit their needs. While not all recipes they prepare are considered traditionally palatable, when brought into the kitchen, Bokoblin are swift to bring out the best of what's available.

Bokoblin Beef Stew just so happens to be one of the more popular dishes they've brought to our menu.

Typically prepared during the cold seasons, the stew was made to keep them warm and filled during long journeys. Among Bokoblin, it's customary for every serving to be adorned with a Joy pendant in appreciation of their fellow travelers for their companionship and appetite. Elated to prepare the dish for any who request it, this little gift is always pridefully provided without exception.

Isn't that nice?

I was having trouble deciding between having the Bokoblin make the stew or having the Bokoblin be the stew, but I think I'm happy with where I ended up going with it.

I hope you've had fun reading today's post. Have suggestions? Questions? Ideas of your own? By all means! Feel free to let me know in a comment.

I can't wait to show off some of the 'Great Desserts' I have in store starting tomorrow. Take care until then!

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