Wigan Canapes

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by TVC, 4 Aug 2007.

  1. TVC

    TVC Guest

    I went to my nephews wedding in Wigan yesterday, just the usual type of bash with bucks fizz and canapes when we arrived at the reception. So the waitress brings round the tray of nibbles, and along with the salmon puffs and mushroom vol-au-vents is:

    Black Pudding on Sticks

    Fantastic, pure ecke-thump!:blush:

    Apparently my nephew had gone out for a beer with his dad and brothers the night before and they all finished off the evening with Wigan Kebabs - a pie in a bun.:rolleyes: It's a different world.

    Apart from the well known 'deep fried everything' in Glasgow, are there any other local delicacies I'm missing out on?
  2. tripe - the stuff you eat, not your post!:rolleyes::biggrin:
  3. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Does Wigan really exist, then?
  4. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    And so many varieties ... and don't forget udder ... pigs chaps ... chitterlings ... brawn ... beast heart ... pig and sheep brain ... pigs trotters ... calves foot (complete with hoof). I suppose a lot of those have gone out of fashion now (at least I've not seen any in ASDA :blush:)
  5. OP

    TVC Guest

    Yep, I saw the pier and everything. Whilst I was there a plane flew over and everyone pointed at it, I'm not sure what that means.
  6. Lardyboy

    Lardyboy New Member

    Lava Bread and Cockles, with smoked Bacon for breakfast!

  7. yes, the martians landed there:biggrin:
  8. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    I honestly thought 'wigan canapes' was a euphemism before I clicked on the thread!

    Up here we have chippy sauce, an Edinburgh speciality, it's a bit like a vinegary watery tangy version of brown sauce...I don't think my description does it justice, it's great!
  9. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member


    Possibly, that they'd not seen a plane before.
  10. bobg

    bobg Über Member

    Crosby Merseyside
    I'd say "bloody soft southerners" if I hadn't noticed where some you live. I'll have you know Wigan is the Chigwell of the North West. I went to London once and you can't even get gravy on yer chips :rolleyes: What's that about?
  11. Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member

    Babbies yed anyone?!

  12. longers

    longers Veteran

    My dad knows a Wigan Kebab as a "slappie" -ie the pie gets put in the bun with very little thought for its feelings.
  13. longers

    longers Veteran

    Apologies for being an eejit.
  14. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    You mean 'up North' they put gravy onto chips, no wonder so many come South to live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    The south is clearly a cultural desert because not only can you not get gravy on your chips, they don't do steak puds either and they haven't got a clue about black pudding.
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