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Chorley Cakes

“My best thanks for your Chorley Cakes, ladies, are due; As I eat them, of course, I was thinking of you; And strange twinges I felt while consuming the cakes, I prized them so much …

Lancashire Hotpot

“Lancashire Hotpot, what could be more a synonym of Northern cooking, as grim and earthy as the life of a sheepherder, was the standard lamb dish….Hotpot was named for the big steep sided crockery pot …

Crumpets

“At home my father tears open a packet of crumpets and toasts them on the Aga. He puts so much butter on them that it runs through the holes and down our arms as we …

Liver and Onions

“We carried on our usual banter as I prepared the meal; then Tom arrived home. Coming into the kitchen, he sniffed around as usual. Can’t smell any onions, he said. No, I’ve done a meat …

Jammie Dodgers

“The best aspects of the primary school classroom were the sandbox and the ‘tuck trolley’ that delivered the jam-filled cookies we called Jammie Dodgers at eleven o’clock sharp.” John Taylor, In the Pleasure Groove Deluxe: …