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Re: Klingon WOTD: 'un quD (n)

>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Saturday, August 31, 2002.
>Klingon word:   'un quD
>Part of Speech: noun
>Definition:     artifically produced [qud]
>Additional Notes:
>KGT.  See also {burgh quD}.

Described in KGT (p.92-93):

   A distinctive Klingon culinary technique similar to fermentation
   involves using a living animal as a food processor. Once again,
   timing is critical. A number of different kinds of foods are mixed
   together, along with various flavorful herbs, and the concoction
   (called {Su'lop}) is fed to an animal. After just the right amount
   of time (a good cook knows from experience when this is), the animal
   is killed and its parts are used for various dishes, as would be
   expected. The stomach, however, still contains the now partially
   digested {Su'lop}, which is removed, used as a sauce (called {quD}),
   and served with great flourish. To prepare a sauce in this manner
   is described as {Su'lop Suqqa'} (literally, "reacquire {Su'lop},"
   often shortened to just {Suqqa'}. There is an alternate way of
   preparing {quD} that involves using chemicals to do the job of the
   animal's stomach enzymes. Klingon gourmets distinguish between the
   two by referring to {quD} made in the natural way as {burgh quD}
   ("stomach {quD}"), as opposed to the artificially produced {'un
   quD} ("pot {quD}"). Though nutritionally identical, {burgh quD},
   when available, is always preferable to {'un quD}.

and mentioned passim on p.94:

   On the other hand, asking whether the {quD} is naturally produced
   ({burgh quD}) or the artificially produced type ({'un quD}) ...
   shows both knowledge of and interest in Klingon cuisine.

N.B. for those without KGT {'un} is the general term for "pot".

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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