Preparation time: 4 to 5 weeks depending on size.
Cooking time: 12 to 15 days, depending on size.
Serves: Population of Truro (1,500).
Peel skin from whale, and cut into one-inch pieces. This should take less than a month. Place all ingredients in a 700 gallon pot. Simmer for two weeks or until potatoes are done. Add Sea Salt and Pepper, garnish with Seaweed. Drain whale blubber and serve hot at the beach.
Note: A microwave oven may be used if one large enough is available. Cooking time may be reduced to two weeks if cooked at high.
-- Recipe discovered in an ancient book of New England Humor
by Chef May Bangs Twite, Oak Bluffs, MA