The Ghost of Banquo, 1854, oil on wood, 54 x 64 cm, Reims,Musée des Beaux-Arts. One of Chassériau's many works inspired by Shakespeare.
what with 10 hour workdays ..
today a 12 hour workday i haven't felt much like cooking...
and i actually sort of kind of liked to cook.....
at one time a long time ago.
anyways .. i've been reading cookbooks to get me in the mood ....
i might try this recipe i found in one of my cookbooks:
fillet of a fenny snake,
in the caldron boil and bake;
eye of newt, and toe of frog,
wool of vat, and tongue of dog,
adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
lizard's leg, and howlet's wing,
for a charm of powerful trouble,
like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,
witches' mummy, maw and gulf
of the ravined salt-sea shark,
root of hemlock digged i' th' dark,
liver of blaspheming jew,
gall of goat, and slips of yew
slivered in the moon's eclipse,
nose of turk, and tartar's lips,
finger of birth-strangled babe,
ditch-delivered by a drab,
make the gruel thick and slab.
add thereto a tiger's chaudron,
for th' ingredience of our cauldron.
(recipe by william shakespeare)
i think i'll invite my bosses over for dinner soon ..
ps: i wonder if finger of birth-strangled babe is sold in our local health food store ....
i'll call tomorrow.