On Epi-Log, cookbook author and TV somethingorother James Curry posts his personal take on the top ten weirdest recipe names. Included are Shaking Beef, Festive Nuts, and Spam Sushi.
I presume it is Curry’s nationality (British) that blinded him to the weirdness of dishes like Mincemeat Pie and Spotted Dick.
Even the childhood home of Pax Arcana — the Paxadrome — served more bizarre-sounding foods than that. For example:
Beef Skillet Fiesta — An early 80s Tex-Mex melange of stewed tomatoes, rice, and hamburger meat.
Sounds like: The least-expensive option at Guatemalan whorehouse.
Pork Roll — The founding meat of the Jersey breakfast, pork roll is a spiced potted meat product often substituted for hamburgers at barbecues.
Sounds like: Industrial pseudomeat at its finest.
Spaghetti — Italian pasta, usually purchased dried and then rehydrated in boiling water.
Sounds like: Something you contract after choosing the least expensive option at a Guatemalan whorehouse.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to put on a fresh pot of Entrails and Formaldehyde Stew for dinner.
Top 10 Weirdest Recipe Names [Epi-Log]