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Sunday, June 19, 2005

Les Delices De Cumbria - Part V

If you happen to visit the Kirkstile Inn in Loweswater (worth it for their own micro-brewed beer), be sure to eat there too, and be sure to try the house black pudding. Two slices, deep fried. Yes, I know it sounds on the revolting side of unlikely, I know you're not supposed to do this kind of thing any longer, and there's a joke about Mars bars struggling to get out, but the dish is absolutely sensational. Batter light as a feather, blood sausage deeply textured, sauce intense and delicious. Food of the gods.

5 Comments:

Blogger RenMan said...

Now - I actually did a bit of research last week on this very subject. It seems that Black Pudding is making a come back. Thursday at the Pheasant at Bass Lake and Tuesday at the Sun Inn - Bass Village. Tuesday's was a quantity experience not to be repeated. Thursday's by contrast was a tribute to the Pheasant's chef. Old Spot Pork Fillet, New potatoes, Black Pudding, Rhubarb and Apple Sauce. A bit on the pricey side plus a rather jeevesey maitre d. but worth the experience. Oh and the week before I had Black Pudding as a starter at the Trout in C'mouth which was fine - not a gourmet experience though - I had actually forgotten about it.

19/6/05 6:58 pm  
Blogger Piers said...

I concur, I had black pudding with apple and Bearnaise sauce, presented very daintily, in Huntington's Bistro in Brampton recently.

20/6/05 10:25 am  
Anonymous Trev said...

Even managed to find it in Inverness a year or so back although I think they called it Haggis (tasted and looked like Black Pudding).

Lovely stuff and it's great to explain what the black stuff is to a vegie American friend... :)

Trev

11/7/05 2:40 pm  
Blogger Carol said...

Hey Nick- I just tried that cheery Aberdonian delicacy the macaroni Cheese Pie. Well, I say 'just', it was some time last week, but much, including the memory, still lingers on...

19/7/05 8:01 pm  
Blogger Nick said...

Splendid stuff - it certainly insulates against the cold up there in winter (or summer, come to that . . .)

19/7/05 8:30 pm  

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