Monday, April 16, 2007

bone apetit!

Do you like children?, W.C. Fields was reportedly asked. "Yes, if they're properly cooked." Perhaps he would have enjoyed Flora's savory recipe. From Grandpa's Ghost Stories (Atheneum Books, 1978):
Next we looked at Mrs. Ghost's favorite program. It was about cooking and was called Feeding Phantom Faces. It opened with a big, fat-bellied demon in a tall white hat. He hauled in a big iron pot and showed us how to make soup out of a dead elephant. URK! Then an old blue witch taught us how to fry baby toes and eyeballs and bake a knuckle-bone pie.

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