No, you CANNOT reminisce about bread & dripping

To visitors at the museum I help at: I find the talk about your relationships with local people fascinating…the descriptions of what it was like as a young adult are particularly important, because the history books have a huge gap between evacuation-age and call-up…and yes, there’s an awful lot else for us to learn…but please DO NOT tell us that bread and dripping makes a decent meal. As research, I just tried it. It felt like eating a stale loaf of bread while sat outside a chippy. Next time somebody tells me it tasted good, maybe I’ll ask them why they don’t still eat it :smiley:

Umm… color me clueless, here. What is bread and dripping? Is this dipping bread in drippings from a roast or something, and calling it a meal? Is it bread dips, where you dip chunks of bread in some cream dip/sauce? Bread and olive oil? I really don’t understand what you’re talking about. :confused:

Yep, dripping = the fat collected from a roasting joint of beef.

There’s no question that it’s essential for a true Yorkshire pudding (which is why I’d kept it in the first place)…but I’ve heard so many rose-tinted mutterings about ration-influenced food, I though I should try one or two. Maybe the ‘dripping cake’ (from a wartime govt. information leaflet) is one I should skip…

It sounds like a lovely addition to a meal. Really.

But eating it alone - that sounds almost as satisfying as watching someone else eat a roast.

Exactly. Maybe I’ll tell that to the next person who tries to tell me that bread’n’ drippin’ was something they enjoyed. Goddamit, I love working with local history, it’s just the endless revisionism of the survivors that annoys me :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

I thought of bread and olive oil first, too…but then again, that was literally the only thing I ate besides fig newtons for the past week due to Charley. And lemme tell you, I will NOT reminisce about bread and olive oil. Even with spices it gets old after the first loaf.

Hereabouts, there is a large Hungarian population and one of the delicacies they have popularized is “Hunky Turkey”. Despite its name it has nothing to do with turkey. Basically, a hearty slab of bread is drizzled with bacon/fat back drippings (traditionally rendered over a wood fire) and topped with fresh tomatoes, peppers, and onions. I love it. Drippings and bread is tasty.

Why, all of a sudden, is everyone weirding out at museums?

It’s more fun there?

That’s not “bread and drippings,” though, that’s more like bruschetta! Plain old bread with some kind of oil/fat on it isn’t all that fabulous.