the smuggler’s bible


Avelina gets what she wants the way she always does: figuring out what she can and stealing the rest. In this case it’s a method to summon the flavor king from Hell’s Kitchen.

A dark-web mommy blog clues her into the salt ring, and an Instagram post from 2011 that’s just Latin text over a picture of Guy Fieri recommends adding cumin. Avelina’s dubious, but then again if she knew what she needed, she wouldn’t be asking.

Under a full moon, she heads out to the clearing with just her components, a camp stove and a feeling of cautious optimism.