The Cook and His Tale

"Shoving him this way and that to make him stay on."

The Cook and His Tale

"A Cook they hadde with hem for the nones
To boille the chiknes with the marybones,
And poudre-marchant tart and galyngale.
Well koude he knowe a draughte of Londoun ale.
He koude rooste, and sethe, and broille, and frye,
Maken mortreux, and wel bake a pye." (ll. 379-384)

The Cook's Tale is a fragment.  However, the Tale of Gamelyn is often misattributed to Chaucer and assigned to the Cook.
Bibliography

Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Riverside Chaucer . Ed. Larry D. Benson. 3rd ed. Boston: Houghton, 1987.