Huge chunk of meat

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Name huge chunk of meat
Base price 105 zm
Nutrition 2000
Turns to eat 20
Weight 400
Conduct meat

A huge chunk of meat is a massive comestible in NetHack. When eaten, it provides 2000 nutrition, the highest of any comestible in the game.


The huge chunk of meat can only be created by zapping a boulder with a spell of stone to flesh.


Eating a huge chunk of meat will likely make you oversatiated unless you were fainting beforehand; beware eating anything if you are oversatiated, as you are very likely to choke over your food and die unless you are wearing an amulet of life saving or are breathless. The huge gain in nutrition will keep you satiated for at least a few hundred turns, which abuses dexterity; be prepared to exercise enough to potentially offset the stat abuse, or else have a way to fix lowered stats.

Healers in particular always start with a spellbook of stone to flesh, which allows them to easily make and live off huge chunks of meat as long as they are able to find boulders; at the least, it will last them long enough to find some permanent sources of food, and provides a "buffer" for nutrition drain from spellcasting.

Encyclopedia entry

See the encyclopedia entry for meatball.