Authored by Vince Russell on 20 July 2005 at 06:40PM
Current rating: 3 out of 5 stars!
Filed under: Toad in the Hole

Jamie Oliver, do you know the answer?

Jamie Oliver, do you know?

Hi Jamie!

Hope you are very well! I must say I very much enjoyed your school dinners series that ran recently, I'd say you've opened a can of worms there but I think that's exactly the point. My congratulations also the Fifteen concept, that's a marvellous thing, really great!

Anyhow, 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 perhaps you can 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, I hear you have a new book coming out soon, so good luck with it!!


Fantastic!!


Vince.

Authored by Vince Russell on 20 July 2005 at 06:40PM
Current rating: 3 out of 5 stars!
Filed under: Toad in the Hole


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