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Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 1: 09/06/18

Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 1

Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 1 by Ryoko Kui is the start of a manga series that reminds me very fondly of Rutabaga the Adventure Chef by Eric Colossal. Interestingly, they are contemporaneous, though we had to wait two years to read the manga in translation.

The opening scene is of a member of an adventure party being eaten by a dragon. The remainder of the book is them trying to level up and chase down the dragon to get their companion back — or get revenge.

But here's the thing. They also have no money for supplies. They have no money for food. So they decide to cook and eat the things that they kill or harvest in the dungeon. Imagine, if you will, a dungeon filled with monsters that are equivalents to Japanese food ingredients.

There's just one more thing — you have to know what you're doing. You need an adventure chef (borrowing the term from Eric Colossal). This dungeon has one of them too and he ends up being the chef for the adventure party.

I absolutely loved this first volume. I have the next three to read and plan to do so soon.

Five stars

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