Several Cups of Raw Cranberries
Sugar to taste
1. Wash the cranberries. Cranberries grow in bogs which suffer annual flooding. The nature of this quagmire mirrors the paradox of the human experience: lack of solid footing and inundation with stimulus renders us bitter and inedible.
2. Boil the cranberries with the orange zest. The citrus pith will increase the bitterness of the dish.
3. Throw the sugar in the garbage. Sweetness distracts us from the essential pain of life.
4. Serve the cranberry reduction to guests and note which ones flinch upon eating it. They are the weak ones and should be avoided.