Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bitch and Dogbody: Recipes from the Dictionary of Newfoundland English

Until we announce the winner of our Recipe Redux Contest we're posting recipes found in the Dictionary of Newfoundland English to inspire you. Here's one, reproduced as found in the online Dictionary of Newfoundland English. (cartoon by Jennifer Barrett)

bitch and dogbody

A cake made of flour, fat pork and molasses; also comb bitch and dogbody. 1924 ENGLAND 152 'Ye mind, sir,' asked Roberts, 'we used to have a kind o' cakes made o' fat pork, flour, an' molasses, called "bitch and dogbody"? An' de broken hard-bread was called "slut"?' T 156/7-65 They went aft to get some flour to bake what they calls a bitch—that's what we call a bangbelly.

Rattling Books is running a recipe contest inspired by the Dictionary of Newfoundland English. We call it Recipe Redux, aka Not Much Meat on a Carey Chick, Recipe Contest. Deadline for Entry submissions is October 1.

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