Author Topic: The great chip shop gravy divide.  (Read 26897 times)

HTFB

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Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #150 on: September 19, 2008, 04:23:35 pm »
There was a derogatory word banned at the Old Place, of which pikelet is clearly the juvenile form.

Would anyone understand me if I started referring to the antisocial offspring of the obtrusively work-shy as "drop-scones"?

Really Ancien

Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #151 on: September 19, 2008, 04:26:27 pm »
The reason why there isn't a Wiki entry may be that I have something better to do with my time. ;)

*wonders whether there's a Wiki entry for Haverbread; CBA searching; moves on* ;D

Have I mentioned the palare/polari debate?  I have a spare soapbox for that one...

The best explanation of Haverbread comes from an Australian blogger. The Art and Mystery of Food: Yorkshire oatcakes/Haverbread There is a village in Cumbria called Haverthwaite, there is probably a Norse language link which explains the linguistic distribution, haversack is from the same root.

Damon.

Gattopardo

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Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #152 on: September 19, 2008, 04:55:18 pm »
...and a pie-clate? ;D

Beer with peanuts and/or crisps......or burnt offerings from a BBQ

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #153 on: September 19, 2008, 06:24:51 pm »
It had white "condiment". Acetic acid as opposed to malt vinegar I think. ...  And I never did manage a boiled mutton pie either.

What is it with people and white vinegar on chips? It's just wrong.

Did you have a macaroni pie?

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WTF is a dropped scone, why would you want one thats been dropped?

Google is your friend.

Drop scones are delicious. They're also known as Scotch pancakes. While we're in the vicinity of scones, it's pronounced to rhyme with gone and shone, not bone or phone.
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eck

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Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #154 on: September 19, 2008, 06:37:56 pm »

While we're in the vicinity of scones, it's pronounced to rhyme with gone and shone, not bone or phone.
Except when you're in the vicinity of Scone, near Perth: Scone to rhyme with spoon and loon.  ;)
It's a bit weird, but actually quite wonderful.

Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #155 on: September 19, 2008, 07:15:20 pm »
What's the fastest kind of cake?


















Scone

Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #156 on: September 19, 2008, 07:35:52 pm »
It had white "condiment". Acetic acid as opposed to malt vinegar I think. ...  And I never did manage a boiled mutton pie either.

What is it with people and white vinegar on chips? It's just wrong.

Did you have a macaroni pie?

I agree totally re the "condiment" vs proper vinegar. No comparison.

And no macaroni pie, I stuck to fish suppers after that first experience. And I never quite got over the sight of frozen pizza being chucked in the fat.

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Gattopardo

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Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #157 on: September 19, 2008, 10:13:11 pm »
It had white "condiment". Acetic acid as opposed to malt vinegar I think. ...  And I never did manage a boiled mutton pie either.

What is it with people and white vinegar on chips? It's just wrong.

Did you have a macaroni pie?

Quote from: Lynx
WTF is a dropped scone, why would you want one thats been dropped?

Google is your friend.

Drop scones are delicious. They're also known as Scotch pancakes. While we're in the vicinity of scones, it's pronounced to rhyme with gone and shone, not bone or phone.
How do you pronounce path?

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #158 on: September 19, 2008, 10:58:50 pm »
To rhyme with bath.
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Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #159 on: September 20, 2008, 01:44:42 pm »
Here we go.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #160 on: September 21, 2008, 08:56:49 pm »
Today I had a toasted fruit teacake with butter as my second breakfast. (My first breakfast made a reappearance shortly after I ate it, perhaps because it was swilling around on top of rather a lot of alcohol). I thought about taking a picture of the teacake for the forumites who don't know what they are, but I didn't.
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Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #161 on: September 22, 2008, 10:34:13 am »
Today I had a toasted fruit teacake with butter as my second breakfast. (My first breakfast made a reappearance shortly after I ate it, perhaps because it was swilling around on top of rather a lot of alcohol). I thought about taking a picture of the teacake for the forumites who don't know what they are, but I didn't.

Praise be that you didn't want to take a picture of your 1st breakfast after its reappearance.


Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #162 on: September 22, 2008, 11:34:10 am »
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Leyland is the Northern limit of the Staffordshire Oatcake

Damon, do you mean that Leyland has an oatcake bakery (if so, lucky you  :) ), or that oatcakes are available in bakers / butchers, or that the somewhat rubbery sub-variety can be bought in supermarkets?
The cheese stall on the market has sold them for as long as I can remember, they are also available from Tesco as you suggest. I was interested to find out that the North Staffordshire oatcake is an imitation of the chappatis that the soldiers of the North Staffs Regiment encountered in India in the 19th century.

Damon.
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onb

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Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #163 on: September 22, 2008, 12:01:38 pm »
The Staffs oatcake is similar to the Yorkshire Haverbread/havercake.

And, please note the correct spelling of pie-clate! ;D

I like dosas!  In fact, i like a lot of breads - naan & chapatis, too :)



Explains a lot. ;)
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clarion

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Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #164 on: September 22, 2008, 12:18:08 pm »
The Staffs oatcake is similar to the Yorkshire Haverbread/havercake.

And, please note the correct spelling of pie-clate! ;D

I like dosas!  In fact, i like a lot of breads - naan & chapatis, too :)



Explains a lot. ;)

Er, yes - it does :-[
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Dave

Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #165 on: September 22, 2008, 06:21:21 pm »
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Leyland is the Northern limit of the Staffordshire Oatcake

And the eastern limit appears to be Bar Hill Tesco just outside Cambridge.

Oh, and it's definitely pikelet.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #166 on: September 23, 2008, 04:54:44 am »
The Staffs oatcake is similar to the Yorkshire Haverbread/havercake.

And, please note the correct spelling of pie-clate! ;D

I like dosas!  In fact, i like a lot of breads - naan & chapatis, too :)

So whats a pikelet?

Oh and maybe you should get a tandour ;)
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