The Mailessian cuisine
The children always knew when they should return from playing in the river. Whenever the smell of freshly cooked Pekra and chicken hung in the air, the sound of playing would cease. The kids would be standing in a neat row, which would start at the cauldron and twist and turn through the streets.Every country and every culture have their own way of acting, speaking and cooking. The Mailessians take great pride in their dishes and they themselves think, that their cuisine is what makes them stand out in Wodila'hei. This is a collection of frequently cooked dishes in Mailessi. Such a book is often found in many households, though in many different versions. This is because they're usually handwritten copies of earlier made recipe books from the same family. The specific book is from 721 AK and it was written near the Teina River.
The recipe book is an important heirloom in Mailessi, and multiple family conflicts have begun due to disputes over the inheritance of the books. Many families choose to copy the book into new ones for each child in the family and then keep their own. The problems start when one of the children are given the original one because that declares them as the favourite child.
Conflicts also arise when children have let others, who are not part of the family, in on the recipes. Some parents have disowned their own offspring due to this. It doesn't happen often that parents go as far as to disown their own children, but if a rival suddenly has your family recipes and your child is responsible? Yeah, then it's not looking good for the kid.
- Manual, Culinary
Teina River Purpose
The purpose of the copied recipe books is very simple: pass on the culinary arts of the villages living near the Teina River in Mailessi to their young ones. Rarity
Every family has a unique take on the different dishes. The specific books are quite rare, as there are few of each family recipe book.
If you even think about sharing these with the neighbour's bloody daughter, I promise you, you're dead - dead - to me young man!
My grandma is making Pekra stew tonight, so I can't go swimming before dinner. I don't want to miss the food!
This is not how we make this in my family!
The Mailessian Flavour
The usual food found in Wodila'hei is quite spicy and flavourful. Mailessians are known for their use of the Pekra as well as the milder but also fuller taste to their dishes.
Though the food is rarely spicy, it's anything but bland. Every dish is full of taste and it's an experience to eat a well-made Mailessian plate of food. They usually focus on the harmony between the different ingredients and many Mailessians feel that spicy ingredients overpower everything, and therefore ruins the dish.
- Pekra fruit
- Whole milk
- Coconut milk
- Goat milk
- Water snake
- Bell pepper
- Goat cheese
- Chia seeds