A Culinary Officer

Vapor curled from the cast iron pot. Thick, yellow-spiced stew rolling slow within. Peppery; laden with rich, scented oils. A ladle plunged through, came up bearing chunks of meat and cheese-laden potatoes. "Came good," sniffed the bristly, thick-necked cook, filling a wooden bowl. He passed it to his right, to a woman clad in Ward […]

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