[Sca-cooks] Spotted pup

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Sat Jan 6 17:36:34 PST 2007

On Jan 6, 2007, at 8:19 PM, Sarah Fitzpatrick wrote:

> If I am not mistaken, it is spotted pup.
> Sarah

I'm pretty sure the book title (and dish name) is Spotted Dog, which  
the author goes on to allege is a corruption of Dough, elsewhere seen  
corrupted as [Spotted] Dick. Pup wouldn't follow this pattern, if  
pattern indeed it is.

It's one a' them steamed puddings with raisins (the spots).


"S'ils n'ont pas de pain, vous fait-on dire, qu'ils  mangent de la  
brioche!" / "If there's no bread to be had, one has to say, let them  
eat cake!"
     -- attributed to an unnamed noblewoman by Jean-Jacques Rousseau,  
"Confessions", 1782

"Why don't they get new jobs if they're unhappy -- or go on Prozac?"
     -- Susan Sheybani, assistant to Bush campaign spokesman Terry  
Holt, 07/29/04

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