Shomin no Aji – Chapter 378


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Shin’s request.
Receiving Head Chef’s information, I left the kitchen and went to my room.
Knowing that offals are actually being eaten is considered a good harvest for now.
All that’s left is the processing method…
Would my past life’s offal-handling experience be enough?
I have handled only already processed offals, so I have no choice but to give it a try while recalling what I saw on television and the internet.

“Oi, no, Ojou… sama. Can I talk to you for a little?”
“Eh?”

When I turned around because I was called from behind, Shin was standing there.

“Oh my, what’s the matter?”
“Ah~… regarding the matter from before… no, however.”
“Neither Head Chef nor Miria is here, you don’t have to mind your words now.”
“No, I should not be doing that… I am working here, so I should act as necessary.”

So diligent?
But well, unlike in the fief, the status of servants here reflect the status of the master, so it can’t be helped that everyone is this serious…

“… Got it. And so? What about the matter from before?”

Feeling uncomfortable talking with Shin in this way, I waited for his words.

“You have asked me before why internal organs are not used for cooking, but you have not given up on that… yet?”

Ah, come to think of it, I did ask Shin that once before. I have completely forgotten.

“That time, I have said that it’s being disposed off on purpose because offals are precious for those who can’t afford to buy meat. Their preparation takes time and effort, but it’s indeed edible. Nobles who easily get their hands on the high-class meat don’t really have to eat the offals, right?… Forgive me, but that’s what I think.”
“Ah…”

I see. Shin did not tell me on purpose that time, huh.
Certainly, they are precious proteins for the poor commoners. If we, the nobility, make the offals into gourmet food, they won’t have anything left to eat.
People would stop throwing away the offals.
However, according to Head Chef story, I got to know that the poor eat the offals.
There’s no way that Shin who had a dismantling job in the Adventurer’s Guild in the past was not aware of this, so he purposely hid it from me.

“I beg of you. Please, give up on the offals.”

Shin said while lowering his head.

“Wha, Shin…”
“My parents have passed away when I was just a kid, so I might have been forced to eat like that too. Thankfully, I was lucky and was taken in by the guild, so I was not troubled about food, but I was aware that there are those who eat them. I do not wish to steal the food from the poor.”

I was troubled what to say to Shin who kept talking with his head lowered.
It certainly would be a problem if the ingredients I got my hands on would end up being stolen from the needy. No, if offal dishes get officially announced, they will certainly vanish from their dining tables.
But, I have already told Otousama about the sausage… what do I do? I am troubled.

“You have stored internal organs in your inventory before, so I was worried about what you are up to, but I thought you have given up since you did not ever use them. I will dismantle Orcs myself for you when Kurogane-sama brings them, so could you stop thinking of buying them from the guild?”

Shin has completely forgotten the honorifics, but that doesn’t matter whatsoever now.

“… Before? Inventory?”

Stored…?

“Ahhhh!?”
“Eh? W, what!?”

Giving a sidelong glance to Shin who was startled by my sudden yelling, I searched through my inventory.
… There it is. Internal organs.
When I had Shin dismantle a Bighorn Bull before, I forgot that I stored it whole instead of disposing of it! One, long intestine!
… But, the Bighorn Bull’s intestine resembles its physique as it’s far thicker than a Boronian Sausage could ever be…
It’s not suitable for the first-time sausage making, isn’t it?

“… Ojou… sama? What is the… matter?”

Shin looked at me nervously.
I have completely forgotten his presence after I screamed.

“Hey, Shin?”
“O, ou. No, yes. What is the matter?”
“You are going to dismantle an Orc for me if I bring you one, right?”
“Hm? Well, yes…”
“Got it, thank you! Goodnight!”
“Eh? Wai, oy?”

Telling Shin goodnight, I hurried back to my room.

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