Gaming is, at its core, a social activity. Several people gather around a table and spend several hours there. Often the game is run in the evening and can go through dinner time. It is also very common for their to be food of some kind present at the gaming table. Today I'm curious what kind of food do you allow at your game table? Do you ban any particular foods? Is it communal or do folks feed themselves?
Where I play we tend to feed ourselves, but on occasion we do group meals. Sometimes the meals have a theme, and sometimes it is just a side purpose (i.e. it is someone's birthday, so we get a big meal for the game group to celebrate.)
Have you ever used food at your table to simulate food in game? Used the meal to simulate dinner that was going on in game? If so, how did it go?
I'm also really curious to hear if anyone has banned a type of food. I played in a game where cheetos were banned because the GM was sick of Cheeto stains getting onto the char sheets. Another group didn't allow fish, but for the more practical reason that the smell of cooked fish made a player nauseous.
How about with your group?