In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Most meals would have been some form of stew, soup or pottage cooked in a cauldron over the central hearth of the house.
- So, Horace's simple dish would have been a vegetable stew or pottage, and it is most likely that the lagani added to it were small squares or strips of fried dough.
- The pottage would be thickened with oats, barley or bread.
- Leek pottage was especially popular - but the crops used depended on what a peasant had grown in the croft around the side of his home.
- Every day, the pupils would have milk or milk pottage for breakfast, a vegetable-based dinner at midday, and broth with a piece of bread for supper.
- I added barley to what remained and boiled it until we had a thick pottage.
- For this is all about capitalism - the transfer of loyalties bought for a mess of pottage, or more precisely the chance of a better television deal for the new and unlikely bedfellows.
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