Dissecting games can reveal quite a bit about the people that play them.

Ludology, the study of play, touches upon every facet of the gaming experience, from graphic design to music to the narrative drive that propels gamers through Square’s convoluted Final Fantasy plots.

The study of food, too, covers a surprising range of topics. Food brings people together—or tears them apart. The name of a dish can be just as politically charged as its terroir.

What do you get when you combine the studies of games and food? Fudology, of course.

More than just academic pondering, fudology is a delicious, playful look at life, death, and everything in between.