Dawn has always loved food with a passion, she spends her time developing recipes, learning new techniques and cooking every spare minute she gets. In 2014, she appeared on MasterChef UK receiving praise from John Torode and Series 2 Winner Peter Bayless. These days she runs A Taste of Devon, a website dedicated to the homemade food and drink scene in the UK.
Here in Britain, we have strange place names, strange terms for everyday items that vary depending on where in the country you are, and no shortage of strange-sounding names for our traditional dishes. Often, these fantastical names have very little do to with the dish itself (there are no bubbles in Bubble and Squeak, and the dish doesn’t make any noises when it is served!) Here are a few oddities you might encounter, and what the dish behind the name really is. (more…)
If you have never encountered toad in the hole, your first impression may be that the dish involves a frog’s cousin in some strange way. The good news is that there is no amphibian cuisine involved here because the ‘toad’ is actually sausages.
The dish consists of a large Yorkshire pudding with sausages laid inside it, then finished with vegetables and onion gravy. No one is entirely certain where the name came from, though some think it is named so because the sausages look like a toad raising its head from his hole. (more…)