When it comes to food, the Sith purebloods have a very distinct flavor profile and cuisine style. In general, there’s almost no baking or frying in regards to their food, with only
some steaming and grilling. The main, preferred method of cooking is boiling. Their food is also prone to being really fresh (just-killed-today-fresh) or very well preserved (pickling-since-last-year).
The pictures shown will, obviously, be depictions of real life food from various places. These are meant to give a “general idea/look”, a reference point if you will. Sith food would look similar, but not the same, since they’re not using the same ingredients.
Overall taste stats, all are out of 5 ⭐️s.
Something “familiar” as an example- American: Sweet ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sour ⭐️ Spicy ⭐️ Bitter ⭐️ Salty ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Umami (“savory”) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
* Sith taste buds are not the same as a human’s. With humans, when capsaicin interacts with certain receptors inside the mouth, the nerves are tricked into thinking the mouth is (literally) on fire. This neural “illusion” does not occur with the Sith. So they do not experience any of the burning sensation and enjoy the flavor of spices unhindered. Keep in mind, for Sith spices, they are more of the “cool color” hues rather than the “warm” ones we are used to. Instead of spices being associated with reds, oranges, and yellows; they are shades of greens, blues, and purples.
Many Sith dishes and meals revolve around soups and stews. It’s really easy to shove a bunch of ingredients into a pot. This also ensures you get the required nutrients and accounts for great flavor and taste.
A divided pot, like shown above, may be used to cook for mixed company that includes humans.
The other thing Sith food is well known for, is their use of ~““sauces””~ (think salsas, chutneys, curries, jams, etc.)They literally have a sauce of any and all occasions.
The Sith also have special “serving platters” for when they have guests, or for snacks lying around the house to be picked at by the family.
Now (work with me pls!) the platter is usually hexagonal in shape, after the Imperial logo, with a center that holds a particular sauce while the outer edges have various slices of fruit, meat, vegetables, etc. It can also be circular, but it’s not as common.
In general, most Sith cannot handle large amounts of starch from refined grains. And historically speaking, the ancient Sith had no bread or bread-like food, on Korriban. On average, they can handle somewhere between 1/3-½ less than a human when it comes to this food group.
Over the years, the Sith have adopted a multitude of breads, noodles,
rices, and other grains into their dishes. They’re all in smaller
quantities than a human would be used to.
Something that’s rather unique to the Sith are the use of uncooked dough for their dishes. The dough is usually in the form of spheres or flattened circles. The spheres can be decorated with imprints, sprinkled with crushed nuts, or bits of sugar while the flat circles are typically used as a wrap. (Humans are generally not a fan of uncooked dough.)
The Sith know how to work with meats. Not just the meat, but the bones and organs as well. There are various styles of cured and preserved meats that would be a delight to any food connoisseur. The dried deli meats are typically sliced and served as a side or snack.
Aside from the well preserved, Sith also enjoy their meat in a fresh form. There are a number of dishes that use slices or pieces of raw meat (think sashimi, except with ‘regular’ meat). The meat is sometimes drizzled or dipped into a sauce made from the blood or marrow with various other ingredients.
Other parts of animals were used as well. The organs of an animal may also be used, but is regarded as a “low class” food, and often fed to servants, slaves, or pets. The bones, on the other hand, are often used for stews and sauces.
Sith typically prefer their fruits to be dried. Typically served as snacks, often dipped into other sauces.
Fresh fruits can chilled and served as desserts.
Aside from being thrown into stews, vegetables are often pickled, jarred, or fermented as a side “salad” dish.
The Sith use dairy in very similar ways as humans, but do not particularly have a taste for the various cheeses unlike some beings in the galaxy.The smell of certain cheeses tend to offend them, and the taste may not work with their palates.
Sith love their teas. It is their go-to beverage of choice, and preferred over caf on average. Teas may be specially brewed in a large bowl first, before being transferred into a smaller serving pot to be poured into cups. This is typical custom for when entertaining guests at one’s residence.
Some of the Sith’s cuisine has trickled down into the Empire’s overall culture. Things like “soup stands” and tea houses can be found through the various worlds in the Empire. Some non-pureblooded Sith may also have the hexagonal serving platters, but with different food instead.
This is, by NO means, an exhaustive list since any culture’s cuisine will have a LOT of variations and differences and etc.