I take my raktajino black

This post was written by Friday guest blogger Annie Reid.

And just because I’m just in an SF-y mood today, over at Strange Horizons Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic reviews the Star Trek Cookbook and finds herself in the presence of many mysteries:

Next I tackled Sisko’s Aubergine Stew. Right off, the recipe in the Star Trek Cookbook pissed me off because it called it “Augergine Stew.” What’s that about? What’s an augergine? Or an even better question, “What’s a copy editor?” I rewatched the episodes that referenced the dish — “Emissary” and “The Nagus” — but as far as I could make out Sisko and Jadzia were calling it aubergine stew. Not one to leave any stone unturned in the name of accurate research, I next consulted my indispensible resource, the Star Trek Encyclopedia, but they too call it “augergine.”


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