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In the script for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Time Squared", Alaska stew was a type of stew from the Earth region Alaska. In 2365, William T. Riker cooked this stew for Worf, Katherine Pulaski, and Geordi La Forge. He had the USS Enterprise-D computer fabricate the ingredients, which included potatoes, onions, the flour, and the meat. An authentic Alaska stew had moose as the meat; however, Riker could not find the specific molecular pattern for moose meat. The meat fabricated, which was close to moose meat in Riker's opinion, was somewhere between venison from a musk ox and Kobe beef. Pulaski said the stew smelled better then the 'Owon omelets Riker cooked earlier and, with La Forge, liked the stew. Worf appreciated the effort; however, he preferred the omelets.