Can someone please explain to me how the Harry Potter Wiki can possibly benefit from this kind of piffle? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) (talkcontribs).

I don't think it's piffle. As long as it is mentioned in canon, it deserves its article; or at least that's been the convention as far as food-related articles go. After all, we have articles on vol-au-vents, Bouillabaisse, and salt, and no one brought this up before. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 01:25, December 11, 2011 (UTC)
I would tend to diagree. While I recognize the unique magical properties salt has in the Harry Potter universe I think the information would be better served elsewhere, such as "potion ingrediants". I don't think salt itself is anymore notable than dirt, or grass. As for this... If it isn't piffle, I don't know what is. I really can't see any good coming from this. It's a sad reflection of the wiki itself when stuff like this begins to outweigh geniune HP related content. Not to mention the riviting conversation dedicated to which particular Hogwarts staircase an extra died on (which is now longer than the article itself). Jayden Matthews 11:03, December 11, 2011 (UTC)
Granted, but where do we draw the line separating what is rubbish and what is not (and I'm talking about the food articles, here; that the discussion in Talk:Unidentified female Hogwarts teacher is pointless balderdash we can both agree with)? There are several foods featured prominently in the Harry Potter series (all of a sudden, treacle tart comes to mind) but there are others that do not appear so recurrently but based on the anecdotal value of their appearances surely deserve their own article (i.e. Bouillabaisse, Dragon tartare, tripe). To cram those, and even other less-observed foods mentioned in the Harry Potter series into a single article is, I think, detrimental. "List of..." articles are, most of the times, lacking in quality and detail, go against our style guidelines, are terribly redundant (that's why we have categories for), and are a potential focus of insertion of false information (it's easier to sneak a piece of fanon material into a long list of foods than to create a new article [and many times that fanon material goes by unnoticed for lots of time, while recently-created rubbish articles are deleted on the spot]). To describe all aspects of the Harry Potter series, no matter how minor and regardless of its place (or lack thereof) in the overall story: that's our goal here. Anything mentioned inside canonical works (specially specifically described or named objects/foods/etc.) deserves its own article. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 18:37, December 11, 2011 (UTC)