Sea salt is nice, but pepper is better.
Take a pinch in your palm, and the fat grease
drippings from a howlet’s wing. Now pepper
the grease with sapling dew, three cloves, a piece
of thyme, and mandrake root (red-hemlock kind)
You’ll need the dust of a guilty man hung
at a crossroads (which is tricky to find
these days, but coffin dirt works too), newt’s tongue,
gall of goat, slip of yew. Now boil, strain, mix
with rye for flavor. It’s been recorded
that blind-worm’s sting adds to the aroma,
in a manner of speaking. Serves for six.
Great for parties. Try it cold, reheated,
with wine or water from a djinn’s hookah.