The Cook is the 16th character of The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales. 381. A Cook they hadde with hem for the nones, 382. To boille the chiknes with the marybones, 383. And poudre-marchant tart, and galyngale. 384. Wel koude he knowe a draughte of Londoun ale. 385. He koude rooste, and sethe, and broille, and frye, 386. Máken mortreux, and wel bake a pye. 387. But greet harm was it, as it thoughte me, 388. That on his shyne a mormal hadde he; 389. For blankmanger, that made he with the beste.