Food, or rather the lack thereof, plays a major role in Rump, just like in the folk and fairy tales of old, in a time when having enough food was an everyday struggle, and many people would do desperate things to stave off starvation. A few of the foods mentioned in the story that inspired the recipe below are rump roast (a name the bully's used to call Rump), goat cheese (from a goat named Milk), apples from a magical tree, and meat pies from a kind baker woman.
"Wait!" Said Martha. "Take some pies!"
– Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff