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22 Weird Foods Only True Northerners Know About

Including just so much stodge.

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19. Hindle wakes.

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A Lancashire dish consisting of a chicken stuffed with breadcrumbs, prunes and herbs. The dish arrived in Lancashire in the 14th Century when Flemish weavers bought it over.

17. Stottie cake.

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A round, doughy loaf of bread typically filled with ham and pease pudding from the North East. Why "stottie"? Because it bounces when it's dropped and is "stott" is Geordie for "bounce".

14. Chester pudding.

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Basically an eggy lemon meringue pie. Well done, Chester.

10. Bury simnel cake.

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A cake that's boiled as well as baked. This Bury speciality is a rich fruit cake containing nuts, cherries and peel and topped with eleven sugar balls; one for each of Christ's Apostels.

8. Tatty ash.

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Popular in the North East, this dish involved boiled potatoes, corned beef, onion and carrot being cooked in a milk and water mix and then mashed and served with a crust on the side.

7. Malkin pie.

Based on ingredients thought to have been consumed by the witches at the Good Friday 'Great Feast' of Malkin Tower in Lancashire, this lamb pie is commonly served with a spiced red cabbage chutney.

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