GM Dictionary: Gastronomy #12

This month we are going with food! This month is a little less definition and a little more factoid. Be aware that some of these are a little vague because there might be evidence that suggests a food was being made but anthropology is a tough science. And be sure that a second of these will make its way to the GMD in the future. Who doesn’t love food??



Hops: A common flavoring agent in beers today, hops have been used for only around 1,300 years. Their use has been political, religious, and even pragmatic reasons. One of the stories behind IPAs comes from the source beer’s inclusion of significant hops to help it survive the long trip from Europe to India.


This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations for words more commonly used in RPGs (or potentially so!) than normal conversation. Each month will hold a different theme and each weekday will have a different word. Note: these are personal, simple breakdowns and not perfect. Please tell me if I am mistaken and I will work to correct it! For anyone looking for a collected work please check out our Patreon. All patrons get a PDF collected copy each month! Images used for the GM Dictionary are found on Pixabay and used under the CC0 licence.

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