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Fun Facts About the Food-Conjuring Spell

Updated: Mar 25

The wizards in "Magical Missions" are blessed with the possibility of being able to create food out of thin air. There are benefits to it, but also limits.

Here are the facts about conjuring food out of nothing:

1: Not all edible items can be magically made out of thin air. Those include complex foods, such as wedding cakes (there are too many steps and customization, so only the ingredients can be conjured), trademarked items (only public-domain replicas can be created, if they exist), raw meats (living things can't be conjured out of nowhere, including bacteria, like salmonella), or foods not authorized in a certain country. If a place forbids food or outside food, it can cast charms to block the food-making spell.

2: To create food out of nothing, wizards use the creation spell, hoc creo, followed by the name of the item they want to conjure. And the food type must be in the magician's natural language. For example, if a wizard who speaks English wants a slice of pizza, he or she would say, "Hoc creo pizza." Then colors would appear, solidify, and create the scents. Once the spell is complete, the person can eat the magically-conjured edible item. If a magician wants a specific kind of the food he or she creates, then he or she has to add that specification when magically making the item. So, if he or she wants white pizza or pepperoni pizza, then the words he or she would have to say would be "Hoc creo white pizza." or "Hoc creo pepperoni pizza." If nothing is specified, then the magic in the wizard's wand will create the default generic food. More skilled wizards can create food out of nothing without saying their spells out loud.

3: Creating cooked food out of thin air is very difficult. Not all wizards can master it. It takes more time, effort, and focus. While learning how to create raw food, such as an apple, is required in the magical education curriculum for child magicians (as part of the "survival" topic - i.e. if you are stranded on an island with nothing but your wand), learning how to create cooked food is optional. If a young wizard succeeds at conjuring a cooked item, he or she is encouraged (but not required) to move forward with it. In fact, wizards who can conjure cooked items have more career opportunities, such as being a chef in a wizards-only restaurant.

4: Raw fruits and vegetables conjured out of nothing does not have to be rinsed. It has not been anywhere. So, unless it's created on a dirty surface, it can be consumed once fully created.

5: If a person has a dietary restriction, such as a nut allergy, he or she can eat anything created out of nothing as long as it doesn't contain the ingredient that the individual cannot have. So, if a person allergic to nuts conjures a piece of chocolate or ice cream out of thin air, he or she can still eat it since it has not been anywhere before.

6: Raw foods include fruits, veggies, nuts, and seeds. Cooked foods include brownies, steak, pasta, and even bread. If one can't find it in nature, it is considered a cooked item.

7: Wands and magic can detect the cooking styles in a certain area. So, if someone creates pizza in Chicago, he or she will get the traditional kind in that region. The same would happen if somebody conjured pizza in New York. He or she would end up with the NY style.