Title: Kali’s Kitchen

Author: Johanna Knox

In: Sport 13 Spring 1994

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, October 1994

Part of: Sport

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Sport 13 Spring 1994

Persephone’s Roast Hellhound

page 104

Persephone’s Roast Hellhound

Persephone, Goddess of death and destruction, keeps ferocious three-headed fire-breathing hounds to guard the gates of the Underworld. This breed of dog is unobtainable in the mortal world, but prepare this recipe, and you’ll have the next best thing.

  • 3 dog’s heads

  • Oil or soft butter

  • Garlic

  • Raisins or cranberries

  • Several pieces of cotton dipped in spirit

  • Preheat oven to 325°.

  • Remove the eyeballs from each dog’s head and lower the lids.

  • Put blocks of wood in each dog’s mouth to hold it open.

  • Make a garlic butter and rub it all over the heads.

  • Cover the ears with aluminium foil, so they don’t burn.

  • Place the dogs’ heads in a pan in the oven and roast until tender, allowing 30 minutes to the pound. Baste every 15 minutes with pan drippings.

  • Remove the foil from the ears and the blocks of wood from the mouth before serving.

To Serve

Put the three dogs heads in the middle of the plate, facing outwards in different directions but touching each other at the neck as if they were joined.

Place raisins or cranberries in the eye sockets of each one.

Put the pieces of cotton dipped in spirit around the edge of the plate and put a piece on each dog’s tongue.

Light all the pieces of cotton, and carry the dish to the table. You now have a magnificent three-headed fire-breathing Hellhound, that tastes as good as it looks.