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The food of Questionable Content, excluding take-out and alcohol.

OverviewEdit

Do the twenty-somethings of QC not cook? Apparently not, to judge from the 11 years of Questionable Content.  Out of some perverse curiosity, I went through all 2780 comics to date, leaving out any guest comics, Sweet-Tits, Yelling Bird and the turkeys, and confined myself to looking for food in people’s homes.  No take-out or delivery, no meals eaten out, and no liquor or beer. I did, however, include food or ingredients that characters specifically mentioned as being in the dwelling, even if it wasn’t shown.  And I included foods not eaten, like Pintsize’s cake batter, or the emergency bags of frozen peas.

Carrot cake, pies, cookies, pancakes, and marinara seemed to be the only recipe-type cooked foods the main characters cooked. Meals, in the usual sense, were either eaten out or else made by an older generation (Emily’s or Dora’s parents, for example.)

The main characters are, when not drinking beer or hard liquor, practically swimming in coffee. Marigold must drink energy drinks, because there is almost always a can on her dresser and I refuse to believe that, post-Hannelore, it is the same one for weeks on end.

In the morning, milk, juice and cereal are the norm. Ice cream and cookies are on hand for emotional emergencies, popcorn for movie nights, and peanut butter and bread for a quick filler meal. But stews, soups, roasts, potato salad, vegetables, all the usual cooking type foods are never shown, much less cooked.

This means that each character probably eats out or orders food in not less than once a day, at a probable cost of $15 per day, or about $5,500 a year. Yikes! It's a clear example of the Improbable Food Budget trope.

This was an exercise in perseverance above and beyond common sense, but since it’s now done, I may as well make it available to others. Enjoy, or whatever.

-- Noni Mausa

By CharacterEdit

MartenEdit

DoraEdit

PeterEdit

ElssaEdit

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EllenEdit

NatashaEdit

Mrs. WhitakerEdit

SvenEdit

MeenaEdit

HanneloreEdit

MarigoldEdit

Space StationEdit

Emily's lake houseEdit

NudistsEdit

SteveEdit

DaleEdit

Henry ReedEdit

FoodsEdit

  • Bacon
  • BLT
  • Blueberries(?)
  • Cake
  • Cake mix
  • Canned drink
  • Carrot cake
  • Cereal
  • Clementines
  • Cocktail Weenie
  • Coffee
  • Cookies
  • Cornbread
  • Cupcakes
  • Eggs
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Energy Drink
  • Ham
  • Space ham
  • Hot dogs
  • Ice cream
  • Jam
  • Juice
  • Juice box
  • Maple syrup
  • Marinara
  • Microwave burrito
  • Milk
  • Orange juice
  • Pancakes
  • Pastries
  • Peanut butter
  • Frozen peas
  • Pies
  • Pocky
  • Popcorn
  • Potato chips
  • Potato salad
  • Ramen
  • Salad
  • Sandwich
  • Sausages
  • Tacos
  • Tea
  • Toast
  • Vegetables
  • Frozen waffles
  • Watermelon
  • Yogurt

References

  1. 20
  2. 57
  3. 27
  4. 42
  5. 81
  6. 119
  7. 164
  8. 187
  9. 270
  10. 282
  11. 310
  12. 347
  13. 384
  14. 396
  15. 431
  16. 535
  17. 570
  18. 687
  19. 807
  20. 20.0 20.1 1579
  21. 1841
  22. 1920
  23. 2100
  24. 2552
  25. 207
  26. 232
  27. 296
  28. 302
  29. 307
  30. 1488
  31. 365
  32. 371
  33. 448
  34. 464
  35. 510
  36. 648
  37. 648
  38. 911
  39. 1007
  40. 979
  41. 1137
  42. 42.0 42.1 2419
  43. 1141
  44. 44.0 44.1 1221
  45. 45.0 45.1 1253
  46. 2083
  47. 47.0 47.1 1572
  48. 2376
  49. 1667
  50. 1695
  51. 1671
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 52.3 1679
  53. 1751
  54. 2267
  55. 2237
  56. 2239
  57. 2340
  58. 2200
  59. 2679
  60. 226
  61. 569
  62. 600
  63. 2235
  64. 1035
  65. 65.0 65.1 1036
  66. 66.0 66.1 249
  67. 67.0 67.1 297
  68. 68.0 68.1 68.2 585
  69. 617
  70. 877
  71. 71.0 71.1 1201
  72. 1320
  73. 1341
  74. 985
  75. 75.0 75.1 1082
  76. 76.0 76.1 1216
  77. 894
  78. 78.0 78.1 1025
  79. 1027
  80. 1026
  81. 1068
  82. 82.0 82.1 82.2 82.3 1127
  83. 83.0 83.1 83.2 1611
  84. 1674
  85. 2105
  86. 2683
  87. 1416
  88. 1457
  89. 89.0 89.1 1692
  90. 2636
  91. 91.0 91.1 1495
  92. 2634
  93. 1560
  94. 2026
  95. 1623
  96. 1860
  97. 2006
  98. 2198
  99. 2341
  100. 100.0 100.1 2637
  101. 2123
  102. 102.0 102.1 102.2 102.3 2128
  103. 103.0 103.1 103.2 2162
  104. 2137
  105. 2150
  106. 2298
  107. 107.0 107.1 107.2 2330
  108. 2303
  109. 2306
  110. 2324
  111. 2304
  112. 2407
  113. 2629
  114. 114.0 114.1 2630
  115. 115.0 115.1 2743
  116. 2503
  117. 2373

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