Special Sub-Topic: More British Grub
|Faggots are a type of large meatball traditionally served with mushy peas and a rich onion gravy. But which animal provides the main ingredients?|
Pig. There are many recipes for faggots, but all of them include pig's liver.
|Bubble and Squeak is a way of using left over vegetables. But which?|
Potatoes and cabbage. Bubble and Squeak is made by mashing left over potatoes, ( or spuds as some of us call them ) and shredded cabbage.Some people use sprouts as well. They are mixed together with a bit of pepper and then fried. the name is supposed to come from the noise the mixture makes as it cooks.
|Which is the only fish that can be used to produce a real Arbroath Smokie?|
Haddock. According to this site, http://www.arbroathsmokies.net/arbroathsmokie.php only Haddock can produce a real 'Smokie'>
|Which English county is the home of the traditional cake called Parkin?|
Yorkshire. Parkin traditionally includes oatmeal and ginger, and is very filling.
|Melton Mowbray pork pies are world famous, ( if you haven't tasted one, you haven't lived. ) According to the purists, which is the only breed of pig that can be used in the production of this delicacy?|
Tamworth. Only uncured pork should be used in the production of a Melton Mowbray pie. It is this which distinguishes it from the 'ordinary' pork pie. Melton Mowbray is also the area where Stilton cheese comes from. This is not a coincidence. The by products of the cheese industry were found to be very good food to feed to pigs.
|If you were eating a Stottie Cake, in which part of the UK would you be?|
North East England. A 'Stottie' is local to Geordieland, ie, the north East of England. It is a large, round, flat loaf. It is normally served split and filled.
|Where would you normally expect to be served Colcannon?|
Ireland. Colcannon is another dish made of mashed potato with the addition of cabbage. There as as many variants as there are cooks, I've seen a version made with spring onions. It is also associated with the West of Scotland, but most people think of Ireland.
|Summer Pudding is made with bread.|
t. Summer Pudding is made with the fresh ripe berries of summer, and fresh white bread. A pudding basin is lined with the bread, and then the cooked berries are layered with more bread. The basin is then loaded with the juices of the fruit and a weight is placed on top. It is then refrigerated until ready. serve with plenty of fresh whipped cream.
|What are Jersey Royals?|
New potatoes. Jersey Royals are the very best new season potatoes you will ever taste. Served lightly boiled with a dressing of butter and fresh mint they are very moreish.
|Wales is considered to be one of the best producers of which meat?|
Lamb. Welsh lamb is one of the sweetest tasting meats anywhere on this planet. After the catastrophic events of Chernobyl, the industry suffered a tremendous setback due to the drift of the radiation. Today though, it is once again a premium meat.
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