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'''Cram''' was a biscuit-like substance made by the [[Men]] of [[Lake-town]] and [[Dale]], and shared by them with the [[Dwarves]] of [[Erebor]]. It was said to be nutritious, and was used as sustenance on long journeys, as for example by [[Bilbo]] and the Dwarves on the last stage of their quest.  
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'''Cram''' was a biscuit-like substance made by the [[Men]] of [[Lake-town]] and [[Dale]], and shared by them with the [[Dwarves]] of [[Erebor]]. It was said to be nutritious, and was used as sustenance on long journeys, as for example by [[Bilbo]] and the Dwarves on the last stage of their quest. When [[Gimli]] tasted [[lembas]], he remembered cram.
  
It was made from tightly pressed flour or meal (indeed, the name cram comes from an [[Elvish]] word meaning 'press'). Basic cram like this was a flavourless, uninspiring food, but sometimes milk or honey would be added to make it a little more palatable.  
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It was made from tightly pressed flour or meal. Basic cram like this was a flavourless, uninspiring food, but sometimes milk or honey would be added to make it a little more palatable.  
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==Etymology==
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The name ''cram'' comes from a [[Sindarin]] word meaning 'press'
  
 
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Revision as of 01:03, 31 July 2008

Cram was a biscuit-like substance made by the Men of Lake-town and Dale, and shared by them with the Dwarves of Erebor. It was said to be nutritious, and was used as sustenance on long journeys, as for example by Bilbo and the Dwarves on the last stage of their quest. When Gimli tasted lembas, he remembered cram.

It was made from tightly pressed flour or meal. Basic cram like this was a flavourless, uninspiring food, but sometimes milk or honey would be added to make it a little more palatable.

Etymology

The name cram comes from a Sindarin word meaning 'press'