Authored by Vince Russell on 19 May 2005 at 01:39PM
Current rating: 3 out of 5 stars!
Filed under: Letters from Vince

Food standard agency toad hunt

Come on FSA, tell us the news on toad-in-the-hole!

Department sent to: Food Knowledge Department

Hi there,

May I begin by saying that I'm a big fan of your work. I eat food pretty much every day and love it! I always try to eat responsibly though, I've never gone on an all-day burger binge, waking the next day in a strange house and hugging a road-cone. Although I did once manage to put 18 Pringles in my mouth, sadly I was beaten in to second place by a chap who managed 22, I think he was a professional Pringle eater whereas I am a mere amateur.

I'm writing to you though because I have a question that I'm trying to find the answer to, I'd like to know why "toad-in-the-hole" is called "toad-in-the-hole"? Or even how it got it's name! I've been in contact with the BBC, celebrity spiky-haired chef Gary Rhodes, and even Aunt Bessie herself, but only the BBC manage to offer and kind of clue. They reckon it originated back in the eighteenth century and that the dish was the enjoyed by servants and masters alike, the only difference being that the masters toad-in-the-hole was made with top notch sausages, whereas the servants had to make do with the poorer quality ones, probably the ones that had fallen on the floor or been licked by the dog.

Anyhow, I hope you can help, or perhaps guide me to someone who can. In the meantime, keep up the great work and if I spot any food misdemeanours, I'll let you know!


Marvellous!

Vince.

Authored by Vince Russell on 19 May 2005 at 01:39PM
Current rating: 3 out of 5 stars!
Filed under: Letters from Vince

Comments about "Food standard agency toad hunt"

Your wife to be said

Vince, will you just give it up, for goodness sakes!
xx

02 June 2005 at 02:29PM


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