Authored by Vince Russell on 13 July 2005 at 06:57PM
Current rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars!
Filed under: Toad in the Hole

Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay, far from a kitchen nightmare!

Dear Mr Ramsay,

Can I start by saying that I'm a big fan of your Kitchen Nightmares show on Channel 4, it really is marvellous stuff! Although please don't come to my house when I'm cooking, I'm sure my slap-dash, can of lager on the go methods would not meet with your approval. I will improve though!

Anyhow, to the matter in hand! I'm writing to you in the hope that you may be able to help me, I've been trying to find out for a number of years now why or how "toad-in-the-hole" got it's name. I've searched the Internet, I've sent emails to various organisations, and consulted the odd book, but nothing! The nearest I got was it's first recorded usage seems to be around the 17th century and I also understand that in days gone by, both the master of the house and their servants would eat toad-in-the-hole, the only difference being the quality of the sausages used in the dish.

So I'm wondering if you may know the answer, or at least give me a bit of a clue as to where this holy grail of cuisine may be found!

Hope you can help! If not, no worries, here's to another series of Kitchen Nightmares!!


Brilliant!!

Vince.

Authored by Vince Russell on 13 July 2005 at 06:57PM
Current rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars!
Filed under: Toad in the Hole


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