Fighter Food!

Heidi J Torres hjt at
Wed Dec 11 22:42:22 PST 1996

On Wed, 11 Dec 1996, maddie teller-kook wrote:

regarding blood pudding and blood pancakes....

> hmmmm....i've been thinking about tackling this as a project.....
> wonder where i can get the ingredients?
> meadhbh

Hey, like I said, just go puncture a cow.  Back home, cattle were too 
precious just to butcher anytime you needed some hearty protein so blood 
and milk were valuable by-products.  There's a vein in their necks that 
works.  My grandmother always advised me to sing softly to the creatures 
to sort of lull them, or just to talk gently in a random fashion -- I was 
good at this, as you can guess, and so helped granny out often.  You take 
with you a sharp pointy knife and a deep bowl or jug.  A quick puncture, 
the blood spurts out, you catch it in the bowl (or whatever).  When you 
have enough, apply a little pressure on the nick on the cow's neck, daub 
a little mud or salve on there, and off you go, back to the round house 
with your blood pudding ingredients.

Obviously, in beef-rich Ansteorra, there's not much call for blood 
puddings, so this has become something of a lost art.  However, good 
Mistress, if you're up for it, I can show you the technique.

Gods know it can't be as hard as gathering prickly pear fruit (insert 
evil chuckle here).

And then, blood puddings and pancakes for all!


P.S.  I suppose you'll be bringing all your squires, Kein?

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