Open Thread: Soul Worthy Food

(by Lonespark as semi-remembered by chris the cynic)

The Narnia deconstruction post in which Edmund (unknowingly) sells his soul for Turkish Delight has recently been reposted prompting Lonespark to wonder, if you had to sell your soul for food, what food would it be?


[As a reminder, open thread prompts are meant to inspire conversation, not stifle it. Have no fear of going off topic for there is no off topic here.]

14 thoughts on “Open Thread: Soul Worthy Food

  1. alexseanchai November 21, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Maybe I’ve just watched too much Supernatural, but selling one’s soul never seems to end well enough for mere food to be enough incentive to do it…

    I don’t know, anyway. Gluten-free baklava? I don’t think filo dough works real well GF, and I have two sisters who’d love edible baklava.

  2. lonespark42 November 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    So, yeah, I went on record over at Ana’s saying I would seriously consider selling at least part of my soul for baklava.

    I would sell even more parts of my soul for mangoes and sticky rice (with coconut milk…best warm, but good cold, too…)

  3. lonespark42 November 21, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    I might have many soul-parts to sell, as described here:

    and here:

  4. christhecynic November 22, 2015 at 8:55 am

    On the topic of soul selling, I’ve sometimes considered that maybe my soul should be “Free to good home.” I mean if my soul will have a better time there than with me, why not? I do want the best for my soul, after all.

    On the topic of food:
    –Shimp in pasta with a nice garlic sause
    –The Tribbles’ Banquet*
    –Pig and Pineapple pizza

    These are a few of my favorite things.

    Ham and pineapple is good even without a pizza, chopping ham into little bits and mixing it into potatoes is good too.

    Oh, oh, apple omelets as described in the same book as the tribble’s banquet which, as a child, my mother somehow managed to make into apple pancakes.

    *Remember when the tribbles got Kirk’s sandwich? It was a really good sandwich.

    Recipe calls for rye bread, I substitute rye-pumpernickel swirl

    Chicken is the main ingredient but it is topped with:
    –Corned Beef
    –Swiss Cheese

  5. arbitrary_greay November 23, 2015 at 10:54 am

    I’m all about variety, so I more wonder if this soul-selling can be gamed a la Open Source Wish Project. This also brings up if the system granting the food is trying to screw you over or not on the food itself. What kind of pizza? What kind of dumplings? What kind of sushi? What flavor of ice cream?

  6. lonespark42 November 23, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Also I feel this conversation would be incomplete without mentioning Soos’s eternally renewing pizza slice from Gravity Falls. (New episode tonight OMG! Kids better do their homework so I can watch!!!)

  7. lonespark42 November 23, 2015 at 11:19 am

    arbitrary_greay you make excellent points.

    Arthur Dent might have sold his soul for tea, but what if it were produced by an entity completely unfamiliar with Earth tea? Or even just one unfamiliar with the British version?

    And speaking of Arthur Dent, Kirk’s sandwich puts me in mind of The Sandwich Maker, and that makes me think of Fred Clark’s musings about practicing one’s craft well as a holy thing…

  8. arbitrary_greay November 24, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Yes, under certain interpretations, coffee would be a form of tea. As would alcohol.

    As for sandwiches, you really can’t go wrong with the Eliot Spencer special: ” I take thinly sliced turkey, all right? I pan-sear it with some sweet Maui onions, all right? Then I put a slice of dill havarti cheese and another slice of an heirloom tomato. All that goes on an everything bagel, and I make my own garlic-and-green-onion cream-cheese spread.”

  9. WanderingUndine November 24, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Pasta with basil pesto. Calamari steak. Really good seafood chowder. Many of the foods served in my college’s dining hall. I would say the fried catfish sandwiches at a certain restaurant, but have discovered that access to them is not, in fact, worth a soul-damaging job in that town.

  10. depizan November 24, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    You had a college dining hall that served edible food!? Someone must have sold their soul for that!

  11. WanderingUndine November 25, 2015 at 11:12 am

    College of the Atlantic. Look it up on their website and weep as I do now.

  12. depizan November 25, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Oh my god, actual food. *boggles*

    (Looks like a rather interesting college in general, too.)

  13. WanderingUndine November 26, 2015 at 10:56 am

    It is. I loved it dearly and miss it fiercely.

  14. Shannon December 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Ooh, I always wanted to spend some summer time at the College of the Atlantic. But I always went home for the summer, as I wanted to see my boyfriend more. (Worth it, as he’s my husband now.)

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