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It's time for some more BS!

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Jul 15 2013, 1:49am


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Here's another Book Spoiler that teaches us step-by-step coney cooking... for a moment of Tolkien-zen.

From Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit: The Two Towers


... "'Sméagol always helps,' he said. 'He has brought rabbits, nice rabbits. But master has gone to sleep, and perhaps Sam wants to sleep. Doesn't want rabbits now..?'
... Sam, however, had no objection... ...At least not to cooked rabbit. All hobbits, of course, can cook, for they begin to learn the art before their letters (which many never reach); but Sam was a good cook, even by hobbit reckoning, and he had done a good deal of the camp-cooking on their travels... ...some of the gear in his pack: a small tinder-box, two small shallow pans, the smaller fitting into the larger; inside them a wooden spoon, a short two-pronged fork and some skewers were stowed; and hidden at the bottom of the pack in a flat wood box a dwindling treasure, some salt. But he needed a fire, and other things besides...
... '...Now, Gollum,' he said, 'I've another job for you. Go and fill these pans with water... ...Don't you damage one of my pans, or I'll carve you into mincemeat...'
... ...Sam gathered a pile of the driest fern, and then scrambled up the bank collecting a bundle of twigs and broken wood... ...and made a shallow hole and laid his fuel in it. Being handy with flint and tinder he soon had a small blaze going... ...He was just stooping over his fire, shielding it and building it up with heavier wood, when Gollum returned, carrying the pans carefully and grumbling to himself.
... He set the pans down, and then suddenly saw what Sam was doing. He gave a thin hissing shriek, and seemed to be both frightened and angry. 'Ach! Sss—no!' he cried. 'No! Silly hobbits, foolish... ...Not make the nassty red tongues,' hissed Gollum. 'Fire, fire! It's dangerous, yes it is. It burns, it kills. And it will bring enemies, yes it will.'
... 'I don't think so,' said Sam. 'Don't see why it should... ...I'm going to risk it, anyhow. I'm going to stew these coneys.'
... 'Stew the rabbits!' squealed Gollum in dismay. 'Spoil beautiful meat Sméagol saved for you, poor hungry Sméagol...'
... '...Now, now!' said Sam.... '...Our bread chokes you, and raw coney chokes me. If you give me a coney, the coney's mine, see, to cook, if I have a mind...' ...Sam busied himself with his pans. 'What a hobbit needs with coney,' he said to himself, 'is some herbs and roots, especially taters—not to mention bread. Herbs we can manage, seemingly.'
... 'Gollum!' he called softly... '...I want some herbs.' Gollum's head peeped out of the fern, but his looks were neither helpful nor friendly. 'A few bay-leaves, some thyme and sage, will do—before the water boils,' said Sam... ... look for turnips and carrots, and taters too... ...I'd give a lot for half a dozen taters.'
... 'Sméagol won't go, O no precious, not this time,' hissed Gollum... '...Sméagol won't grub for roots and carrotses and—taters. What's taters, precious, eh, what's taters?'
... 'Po—ta—toes,' said Sam. 'The Gaffer's delight and rare good ballast for an empty belly...'
......Soon the rabbits cut up lay simmering in their pans with the bunched herbs... ...He let them stew for close on an hour, testing them now and again with his fork, and tasting the broth.
... When he thought all was ready he lifted the pans off the fire, and crept along to Frodo... '...Though it ain't quite what I'd call right: no stock, no onions, no taters. I've got a bit of a stew for you, and some broth, Mr. Frodo. Do you good. You'll have to sup it in your mug; or straight from the pan, when it's cooled a bit. I haven't brought no bowls...'... ...Sam and his master sat just within the fern-brake and ate their stew from the pans, sharing the old fork and spoon. They allowed themselves half a piece of the elvish waybread each. It seemed a feast."


4th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observation List - May 1, 2013



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It's time for some BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 7 2013, 3:20am
    He was a tough old cookie Yngwulff Send a private message to Yngwulff Jul 7 2013, 3:46am
        So true! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 8 2013, 1:14am
    TIME - July 7 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 8 2013, 1:11am
        It's time for some BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 8 2013, 4:35pm
            It's time for some more BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 9 2013, 11:13am
                "...men learned the crafts of the Entwives..." dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jul 9 2013, 4:28pm
                    That's how I've thought it was! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 9 2013, 4:51pm
                TIME - July 10 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 10 2013, 10:41am
                    Love the way Gandalf recounts this tale! cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Jul 10 2013, 11:23pm
                        Oh... me too!! :D grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 12 2013, 10:42am
                            You're SO welcome! :) cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Jul 13 2013, 3:51am
                    It's time for some more BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 11 2013, 10:39am
                        It's time for some more BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 12 2013, 10:39am
                            It's time for some more BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 14 2013, 3:43am
                                Dinner: a hobbit's delight! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jul 14 2013, 12:03pm
                                    *smile spreads* grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 15 2013, 1:53am
                                        TIME - July 13 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 15 2013, 2:28pm
                                It's time for some more BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 15 2013, 1:49am
                                    TIME - July 14 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 15 2013, 2:23pm
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