The following is a description of food that appears in the series.
Alphabet Soup is a soup with noodles shaped like letters, found in the Heimlich Hospital Supply Closet. It also contains carrots. In The Hostile Hospital, Klaus uses the soup to help him decipher the anagram "Laura V. Bleediotie" to Violet Baudelaire. The soup is known to be very slippery and the letters break easily.
An Aqueous Martini is a drink that appeared in The Ersatz Elevator. Jerome and Esmé Squalor drank this drink because it was "in." Though martinis are usually alcoholic, an Aqueous Martini is simply cold water with an olive, served in a fancy glass. Eventually, aqueous martinis became "out." It was replaced by an awful drink called Parsley Soda.
On occasion, when Beatrice Baudelaire ran out of time to make a proper meal, she would throw together a salad of sliced mango, black beans, and chopped celery mixed with black pepper, lime juice, and olive oil.
Cheer-Up Cheeseburgers are served at The Anxious Clown.
- Main Article: Horseradish
Horseradish is a spicy substance that is a cure to Medusoid Mycelium. Beatrice Baudelaire created a hybrid between horseradish and an apple tree. Unfortunately, the hybrid can cause damage to unborn babies, if ingested by the mother; because Kit Snicket was pregnant with Beatrice Snicket, she could not eat the hybrid. Ishmael enjoyed apples from the hybrid.
- Main Article: Medusoid Mycelium
The Medusoid Mycelium is a deadly mushroom that grows in the Gorgonian Grotto. Developed by Gregor Anwhistle, this deadly fungus has a unique growth cycle in which it waxes and wanes. The fungus will undergo a brief dormant period in which the mycelium, like a bunch of thread, branching out underneath the ground, is nearly invisible. Then the fungus will begin its flowering stage, quickly and silently sprouting from the ground to full size. When it is time for the next dormant cycle, the fungus will wither away into only its mycelium form.
Accorsing to the following poem written by a V.F.D. volunteer, if a single Medusoid Mycelium spore is eaten, or even inhaled, it is enough to kill a victim within an hour:
- A single spore has such grim power
- that you may die within the hour
The spores will plant themselves inside the victim's throat and begin to grow thickly and rapidly inside. The blossoming mycelium will constrict the throat, choking its victim.
Parsley Soda is a drink, featured in The Eratz Elevator. It is known to taste awful. It became the fashion after the Aqueous Martini. It is unknown whether it is still "in" or not.
Pasta Puttanesca is a dish made of noodles, olives, garlic, anchovies, capers, and tomatoes. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire prepare this food for Count Olaf and his theater troupe in The Bad Beginning. In The Wide Window, and also in the film, Captain Sham claims he ate this meal before the Lachrymose Leeches ate his leg.
It is known that the Baudelaire children are allergic to peppermints.