Monday, February 19, 2024

Don't drop it!

 Some of us would go to the compound dump and root out old dry hard bread. If you scraped off the dirt etc. you could re-wet it, then squeeze out the excess water and eat it. I would scavenge the old discarded prune seeds, crack them open and eat the kernels. Bitter, but food. That potato bread was something else. As long as it wasn't sliced, it wasn't bad, but slice it or cut it and you had better eat it, because it would quickly get as hard as a brick. And whatever you do, don't drop a loaf on your foot.

(from Behind the Wire, by Philip Kaplan and Jack Currie)

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