The question is in the title. I have not found this answer after a bit searching and I was wondering if any Loremasters here had found evidence of what was the Asura diet before they built their magic-based civilization?
I am not wondering what modern asura consume. With magic and golems, they have culinary access to any foodstuff on the planet. The only examples of Asuran food or cuisine I could find were from the Gastronom Plikk NPC who sells edibles which are clearly magically synthetic and processed. There is also the discontinued 'Krewe Bar' which sounds like an energy bar or ration survival bars.
I am curious what primitive Asura survived on before they developed magitech? The Asura are clearly carnivores with all those sharp, little teeth, but we know they lived underground. What were their prey? Giant grubs? Wurms? Destroyers? I stumbled over a related thread making the interesting suggestion that Asura were originally aquatic which would make fish the mainstay of their early diet, but I'm not sure I buy into that theory.
The cuisine of other races is less mysterious. Way back when we started our characters, we are shown human farmlands or the charr herd pens (and their barbeque mastery). I suspect the norns once farmed grains to ferment into ale before they were forced into the Shiverpeaks, and now they probably have switched more to mead (Even if you don't drink I would suggest giving mead or honey wine a sip. It tastes great). And we know from the books sylvari eat meat and being based on humans it's not surprising their diet would be similar. Though one does wonder if being a carnivore is like being a vegetarian to sylvari lol