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Spotted Dick
and other authentic dishes with curious names

By Farrah Knight (Author)
Over the years, recipes evolve for one reason or another, and sometimes these reasons give their names to a particular dish, such as ‘Half-pay Pudding’ - created by a thrifty cook during hard times. On the other hand, some old-fashioned favourites, like ‘Zeppelins in a Cloud’ derive their titles from the way they look.
The origins of many names are now lost to us, but the names themselves persist in vintage recipe collections handed down from past generations.

These authentic recipes are presented here almost exactly as they first appeared. Toad-in-the Hole, Pigs in Blankets, Gooseberry Fool, Moonshine Pudding, Cock a Leekie Soup, Meat in Ambush, Tuesday Soup, Angels on Horseback, Hedgehog, Black Bottom Pudding... these genuine vintage recipes with wacky names are a lot of fun and could provide a talking point at your next dinner-party!

Here they are together, in a unique and hilarious collection!



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Product Details
  • Publication Date: Oct 31 2012

    ISBN/EAN13: 0987500120 / 9780987500120

    Page Count: 234

    Binding Type: US Trade Paper

    Trim Size: 6" x 9"

    Language: English

    Color: Black and White

    Related Categories: Cooking / Entertaining
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Farrak Knight is a journalist who, as a child, was always intrigued by her grandmother's cookbooks. She used to spend hours leafing through them, marvelling at the alchemy of cookery and the weird and wonderful names attached to some of the recipes. Now at last she is sharing her delight with the world in these two unique and funny publications, complete with genuine illustrations from newspaper of the time.

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Leaves of Gold Press publishes international, premium quality fiction and non-fiction in hardcover, paperback and ebook format. Our books are printed on high grade, acid-free, book-grade, opaque paper stock sourced from responsibly managed forests. Our printers are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council™, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™. Utilizing POD technology decreases the number of returns and reduces paper waste, thereby cutting down greenhouse emissions and conserving valuable natural resources. Our books are not endorsed by or affiliated with the Tolkien Estate or Tolkien Enterprises.
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