Dear readers, this week *U* IS FOR BRITISH FOODS WITH *U*NUSUAL NAMES ...
But first of all, a brief – but important! - message:
Many thanks to all of you who bought my recently-published thriller, Retribution, following my piece about it here last week. Thanks, too, for helping Soul Stealer become one of the top 70 psychological thrillers in Amazon UK’s eBooks! (All profits to charity – woohoo!). Not to mention all your lovely comments both here and on my website. (And yes, Lola would love a walk-on role in any upcoming movie – if you’re reading this, Mr Spielberg!)
And now back to those *U* nusual British foods ...
1. Stargazey Pie (above) – Cornish dish of pilchards baked under a pastry crust, with fishheads poking through the crust as though gazing skywards! Originates legend-wise from village of Mousehole where fisherman Tom Bawcock once saved fellow villages from starvation through a record catch in stormy seas. The fish were baked poking out to prove there really were fish inside the pies.
2. Jam Roly Poly (below) – or “Dead Man’s Arm” - suet pudding rolled up Swiss roll-style
4. Singing Hinnies/ Welsh cakes
5. Angels on Horseback – oysters wrapped in bacon and grilled
6. Spotted Dick (renamed “Spotted Richard” in 2009 by Flintshire County Council!)
7. Welsh Rarebit/Rabbit (or: a luxury version of cheese on toast inter alia!)
8. Cullen Skink – thick soup composed of haddock, potatoes, onions – from Cullen, Scotland
9.Pease pudding – a favourite of the NE of England - a kind of savoury pâté or hummus made by parcelling up soaked yellow split peas in a muslin bag. This is then dropped into a simmering stockpot alongside a ham hock. After a couple of hours, it turns into a thick mush and takes on all the savoury hammy flavour of the cooking stock.
10.Toad in the Hole – sausages in Yorkshire pudding batter – so-called because sausages appear to be popping their heads from a hole. (No, nor me either!)
11.Love in Disguise – stuffed calf’s heart. Err?
ANY FOODS WITH *U*NUSUAL NAMES WHERE YOU LIVE?
Do tell me! And do check out other posts @ Jenny Matlock-Alphabe-Thursday, Monday Mellow Yellows,Macro Monday and Ruby Tuesday.
And, finally, thank you to all my dear readers who visited or commented.
XOXO NORA & LOLA:)