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Sep 12 2021, 11:02am

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"But gathering and catching food is long and weary work, and we need haste"

“‘There is food in the wild,’ said Strider; ‘berry, root, and herb; and I have some skill as a hunter at need. You need not be afraid of starving before winter comes. But gathering and catching food is long and weary work, and we need haste. So tighten your belts, and think with hope of the tables of Elrond’s house!’”

I think that quote both gives some likely food possibilities, and the reason for relying as much as possible on the rations the travelers had brought with them, even if that means going hungry. By the time our heroes on the way to Rivendell meet Glorfindel, we're told that all they have left is 'stale bread and dried fruit' (though this seems pretty good after a draught of the liquor Glorfindel gives them. Of course that really only applies to the Fellowship: not everyone moving about Middle-earth is trying to get somewhere swiftly and also secretly. The secrecy often also means no cooking, which I suppose also limits the food choices - until they're hungry enough to eat raw bush meat or whateverLaugh.
A later LOTR quote details what Frodo and Sam eat in (comparatively food-rich) Ithilien:

“Twice that day they rested and took a little of the food provided by Faramir: dried fruits and salted meat, enough for many days; and bread enough to last while it was still fresh.”

My profile picture is "Kaninchen und Ente" ("Rabbit and Duck") from the 23 October 1892 issue of Fliegende Blätter (see https://en.wikipedia.org/...2%80%93duck_illusion )

(This post was edited by noWizardme on Sep 12 2021, 11:13am)

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Post edited by noWizardme (Half-elven) on Sep 12 2021, 11:13am

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