Food you've never heard of??

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  1. Kimbo

    Kimbo Well-Known Member

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    if i say to someone, bacon "teacake", or cheese teacake, they think im weird cos a teacake to them is like a currant teacake or whatever you class teacakes as!
    but up here we call these teacakes - [​IMG]

    also, apparently you can't get chips and gravy down south?? :think:

    and, most of you on here don't know what a butter pie is!! lol

    anyone else got any weird ones??
    can u tell i'm bored??? :rotfl:
     
  2. HappyAlice

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    Who knows what scrumps are? They are also called scraps and crispy bits elsewhere but are scrumps here!
     
  3. Tangerinedream

    Tangerinedream Well-Known Member

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    What you call teacakes, we call cobs
     
  4. Becs

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    Why when I glanced at that picture you posted did I at first glance read the brand as 'Wartbottoms'? :rotfl:

    When we moved here from New Zealand as a kid nobody understood me when I talked about Ice blocks as that is what an ice lolly is out there and crisps are chips. :D
     
  5. paradysso

    paradysso Well-Known Member

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    tea cakes :rotfl:


    i call them bacon butty, or rolls
     
  6. Emma58

    Emma58 Well-Known Member

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    I'd call them Breadcakes.

    I once went to a chip shop somewhere and asked for Patty and chips and they didn't know what a Patty was? Apparently they are called Fish Fritters in other places.
     
  7. leckershell

    leckershell Well-Known Member

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    I call them rolls or baps... I would call crusty rolls cobs. But then I used to work in a bakery and that's what the labels said.
     
  8. Tillytots

    Tillytots Well-Known Member

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    Id call Kims teacakes Rolls or Baps or a Butty if it got chips in it :D

    These are the only teacakes I know.... :think:

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    Ooo and you can deffo get chips and gravy down south!! I love them! Whats Butter Pie then Kimbo?

    x
     
  9. tattybear85

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    No kimbo u cant get chips and gravy down here in cornwall if i have asked for it in the past i get a weird look

    Also down here if i mention oatcakes(staffordshire ones im originally from crewe) i also get a strange look..its nice when my nanna comes down as she brings a stash of them along with proper cheshire cheese!!!

    also down here they call cakes buns so when i first moved down here they also thoguht it was weird that i call baps buns!

    and they call batter bits u get from a chippy screed!!!!!

    Strange cornish people!
     
  10. mayday

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    What I wouldn't give for a decent chippy selling gravy and chips round here! And London is even worse - cuisine from all over the world, but no gravy and chips to be had anywhere.

    I would also call those things 'breadcakes' - I'm from Hull originally too :wink: Teacakes definitely have currants in. Lived in Liverpool for a bit too - of course you all know what lob scouse is.
     
  11. Emma58

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    Calling them Breadcakes seems to be a Hull thing. I know some places call them Baps but that means something else to me.

    Also I know it's not food but we call the alley at the back of a house a Ten Foot and other places call it a Ginnel(sp) does anyone else call it this?
     
  12. charlie84

    charlie84 Well-Known Member

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    I call these cobs or rolls.

    Um i am rubbish cant think of anything to add to the list, i definately dont know what a butter pie is tho :?
     
  13. Emma58

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    [​IMG]

    These are teacakes to me.
     
  14. ClareBear

    ClareBear Well-Known Member

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    How strange I was only having the bread roll conversation here at work a few minutes ago- I work in Leamington and it has a brand new posh chip shop where the chips are cooked in an old fashioned way with beef dripping (they are absolutely deeeeeelish!!! but that's besides the point)

    I am from Coventry and we have always known baps/breadcakes/etc as Batches. I've never thought it strange at all! When I was at Uni in Manchester I had to point at what I wanted as they thought I wanted huge number of something i.e a batch, they were called barmcakes there, they will always be batches to me though being a Coventry Kid.

    Now Patties from Hull-yummmmm- is another that I have only ever heard or eaten whilst I was there, My ex-boyfriend was a Hullensyian (sp?) and all he ever raved about was the patties, fish and chips. He was absolutely right about the patties and fish but - sorry to offend anyone from Hull- I never rated the chips too greasy for me. Still I loved visiting Hull and miss it lots now!

    I love funny food names, it fascinates me for some reason!

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  15. ClareBear

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    Yes! A tenfoot! Ex did always refer to what we always called a jetty, as a tenfoot! used to make him sound all old fashioned! Ahh.
     
  16. MissGobby

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    we call them breadcakes but the next town from us, Barnsley, they call them teacakes - its so funny when we hear them say taht coz we call teacakes them with currents in, its all confusing!! haha
     
  17. emma28

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    They are buns to me Kim :D

    I like them with cheese savoury in. When our friends come up from the midlands I always have to make it. They'd never heard of it before but it's just grated cheese, onion and carrot mixed up with mayo and salad cream.
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    This is a butter pie...I asked Kim ages ago though so I guess thats cheating. I think she said they are butter and mashed potato inside... :think:
     
  18. leckershell

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    so it's mostly a potato pie? what's the point in it lol
     
  19. elaine22

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    I'm from Warwickshire and we call those rolls batches - confused no end of people when I was at uni in Wales! Here in Leicester they're called cobs. Don't know about chips n gravy down south but they do them here and in wales :D
     
  20. zebrastripes

    zebrastripes Well-Known Member

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    I'd call them baps.

    None of my cousins in England know what the following are:

    Colcannon
    Potato bread(mmmmm)
    Pandy
    Poitoin
    Blood pudding
     

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