What’s truly amazing is that zombie bones actually contain gluten and make a pretty good loaf.
Seems a lot of quibbling. My recollection is not that the giant says ‘I’ll grind your bones to make my bread without the addition of any other ingredients.’
I think we can all agree life would be better were giants required to disclose their recipes.
FDA labeling requirements were much more lax in those days, so I suppose the English rules might have been too. If it were today, then for sure he’d have to include a complete ingredient list and nutritional label.
Today, we have a big stink about all those hamburgers with the horsemeat mixed in. Back then, though, you could have mixed horse bones (even non-English horse bones) with British human bones, and ground them all together and gotten away with it.
In Tibet, they do make a sort of bread from human bone meal. It’s for the purpose of “sky burial” where they dispose of corpses by feeding them to birds. After cutting all the flesh from the bones, they grind the bones into meal, make them into bannock-like cakes, and set them out for the birds.
Seems like alternative versions lumped together. Anyway, just a note that “coffin” was the word for any hollowed out baked good/pastry/pie that was pre-baked (today sometimes called “baked blind”) to be filled with another food and baked again or served up. Shakespeare’s play on the two meanings of the word is clear (as well as the one on paste/pasties).
It’s considered S.'s first play. It has not much going for it except its extreme goriness. Don’t even ask what this meal was in retribution for.
I too have experimented with novel things-that-look-like-flour baking experiments. I once shook a huge amount of talcum powder in the tub and let the water mix in to see what happens.
I’m embarrassed to say at what age as an adult I did this.