The Fourth Edinburgh Gathering
1) Begin with a dozen or so well seasoned Gatherers and mix in some fresh ones to vary
the texture and flavour. (If any are available from overseas, all the better)
2) Mix the Gatherers until they begin to chatter and laugh and then add some liquid.
Wine is most commonly used, but beer, tea and coffee also work well.
Occasional cocktails are characteristic of this recipe, but they should be added with care.
3) Set the mixture aside to Splother and from time to time sprinkle in some puzzles, singing
and dancing (the seaweed variety is popular, though this can be hard to source)
4) As the Splother develops there will be outbreaks of hilarity and giggling and the volume
will rise. This is another characteristic of a good Gathering recipe.
5) When there is an appropriate pause in the Splother, the Gatherers can be filled with a variety
of delicious ingredients. The most important of these is CAKE. (Note, only the finest CAKES
will do for this recipe)
6) The mixture will now be bubbling with friendship and good humour.
7) Finally, serve with birthday toasts.