Scrounging around at the last minute

If you’ve been reading my blog with any regularity, you know that ArmadilloCon is tomorrow, so I’m handling all the various personal last-minute details– household organization and such– before things kick off.

One of those things involved doing a bit of work cleaning up the garden, pulling out plants that are a waste of time and water, trimming away dead leaves, etc.  And then this question– in connection to the Food in SF/F panel I’ll be on tomorrow night– crossed my brain.

Are there any fantasy books* where people eat okra?

I can’t think of any.  Plenty use a basic British/Western Europe template for their cuisine.  Some lean towards Mediterranean, Middle Eastern or Asian… but using American Deep South as inspiration?  I can’t think of any.

*- By which I mean secondary-world fantasy.  I’m sure various urban fantasy books have it.  I haven’t read the Sookie Stackhouse books but I’d be shocked if there wasn’t okra in those.

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