7 video game foods I want to gobble up this Thanksgiving – Destructoid
A somewhat unconventional turkey dish
I don’t think I’m the only one to say that when it comes to its origins, Thanksgiving is by far the worst holiday of the year. In light of this, I do my best to forget how the celebration started, and instead focus more on how much I love the food that I could eat all year round if I wanted to, but I only choose to eat on this vacation because it feels more special. Video games are known to have some of the most delicious food that I will unfortunately never be able to eat, but I can at least compile a list of all the virtual Thanksgiving dishes that I wish I could eat this year on my foodie vacation.
7. Fried chicken – I love you, Colonel Sanders!
I recently learned that KFC is a big holiday tradition in Japan, so I’m going to go ahead and say it’s just for the sake of this patchwork list. Now, when it comes to how beautiful this chicken is in the game, I don’t think they could have made it more enticing if they had tried. It is also presented to us in the form of a dating simulation, which makes it even more dreamy and incredible. Honestly screw a turkey this year, this game which was created purely for the purpose of selling me chicken did a great job making me want that chicken. What about those mashed potatoes? Say no more.
6. Pumpkin pie – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Desserts aren’t something to do very often in this game as they don’t have a ton of use and their ingredients are often valuable and hard to find. Did I make them anyway just because they look amazing and have a sweet tooth? Absolutely yes. It’s like a special little treat to give Link a cake after narrowly escaping death after passing through a field of Guardians. It seems fair. All the desserts of Breath of the wild looks amazing, but I’m going to have to go with the pumpkin pie on this one for obvious reasons. Plus, it’ll give me an armor buff when those Thanksgiving tensions start to build up, right?
5. Extraordinary stew – Super Mario Odyssey
When I was playing Cookatiel’s boss fight in the Lunch Kingdom, I swear I could barely concentrate – all I could think of was how good this stew looked. I love a good cream soup, and those big chunks of potatoes, carrots, corn and zucchini struck me as amazing. The only thing it lacks is a bit of protein to give it that rich flavor, but I guess that’s what the Cookatiel is for. It’s one of those recipes that is often reproduced online, and for good reason. Maybe I should just try making my own amazing stew for my own Thanksgiving celebration.
4. Caramel and cinnamon pie – Subtitle
Okay I know the circumstances surrounding this pie are … moot, but you can’t tell me it’s not your dream to wake up from a nap and have the Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie the most amazing, hot and gooey just sitting for you. It feels comfortable, and that’s exactly what I would want if I found myself in a mysterious underworld full of monsters. To be fair, neither butterscotch nor cinnamon is usually something I’m going to do my best to eat, but in this case, I just have to make an exception.
3. Stuffing – Valley of stars
The stuffing is a Thanksgiving classic and one of my personal favorites, so I couldn’t quite leave it out. It’s simple, of course, and the low-res pixel art doesn’t do it much good, but when you factor in that it’s going to be made with fresh ingredients straight from your farm, you know it’ll be delicious. . The recipe is simple – bread, cranberries and hazelnuts – and while this isn’t quite the most complicated stuffing recipe I’ve ever received, the idea still makes my mouth water. In addition, you get a +2 defense bonus. What are all those Thanksgiving foods that give me defense buffs?
2. Sweet potatoes – Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with friends
Let’s be honest, I could have included just about any dish from any Cooking mom games, but I chose Dinner with friends because it was the one I played growing up. Now, these sweet potatoes are definitely one of the simplest dishes you can cook, but that’s part of what makes them so tasty. You really take your time to make sure they’re slow roasted to perfection and you get that cute sweet frosting on top. It’s a very different way of preparing sweet potatoes than the one I was used to growing up, but I honestly think I would prefer it. Mom knows the best, which means these bad boys must be amazing.
1. Ambrosia – Underworld
Okay, I admit this one is a bit of a wildcard, but I mean, come on. Never has a video game food or drink attracted me with its siren song like the Ambrosia of Underworld. In real life, ragweed is a horrible monstrosity of a dessert that mixes fruits, marshmallows and Fresh cream. Who do this ? No, no, no, I want the sweet, golden liquid that’s in those fancy glass bottles. I once had this amazing drink made from fresh squeezed orange juice and grapefruit, and it was probably the closest thing I will ever have in this earthly realm, damn it was so good. The fact that there is no real world equivalent to this really breaks my heart.
So what video game foods would you want to add to your Thanksgiving plate? What real-life foods are you looking forward to this holiday season?