Food in Star Trek … or: Why is there a kitchen on the Enterprise?
From the food dispensers in The Original Series, to the replicators in The Next Generation, to Neelix’s kitchen in Voyager, food from Earth and other cultures has always made it onto the TV sets in Star Trek. But why does Commander Riker cook Owon eggs and not just use the replicator? Why does Captain Sisko grow his own vegetables and not replicate them?
Food is an integral part of any culture, and the food in Star Trek was designed to reflect that culture. Take a culinary journey into the world of Star Trek, and let food facts, chefs from the Star Trek universe, and the series’ food stylists introduce you to the tasty side of the stars. And, of course, the question of whether Admiral Vance is right about replicated food will be answered.