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My first taste of crisps was Smiths Salt and Shake, early 1960s, the salt was in a little blue bag.

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And did you, like me, occasionally eat the little blue bag by mistake?

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Tripe and onions (my mother insisted it must be "Lancashire cured" but I have no idea what that means.

 

Cowheel. (Yes, what it says.)

 

Black pudding.

 

Brawn. (Head cheese.)

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My first taste of crisps was Smiths Salt and Shake, early 1960s, the salt was in a little blue bag.

Pic.

 

And did you, like me, occasionally eat the little blue bag by mistake?

No.

 

But the salt was often damp and never really stuck to the crisps evenly so you might get one with a ton of salt on it.

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The problem was that the little paper bag felt like a crisp, so if I was looking out the car window or reading something, it was very easy to eat it by mistake. Not nice.

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More commonly served without the sausages, it's called Yorkshire Pudding, and is a traditional side dish for roast beef. Usually eaten with the gravy from the beef, although I have heard of people spreading jam (jelly) on it. Neither of these dishes are favorites of mine.

 

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Lobscouse. (Actually not very interesting at all -- beef stew.)

 

But the derivation of "scouser" as a slang term for denizens of Liverpool. It must have been popular there - they were always eating it on Brookside.

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My Nana, who was a Yorkshirewoman (i.e., short arms and deep pockets) used half water, half milk.

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I must note that not only is there an official Faggot Family, but they are named Doody. :lol:

and they are sincere in their love of Faggots

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Cock-a-leekie soup.

 

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A pedant writes...

 

Despite how that photo is captioned on flikr I don't think it's cock-a-leekie. The meat looks like beef for one thing and the dumplings would be non-traditional.

 

This is more what it looks like.

 

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(The prunes are traditional.)

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