One thing I neglected to include in my post about travels to the Midlands were the culinary aspects. Anyone who has family in different parts of the country can usually think of one or two local delicacies that aren’t available nationally. And when you are reacquainted with these foods, you can conjour up the fond memories associated with them.
In this case it is Staffordshire Oatcakes, thankfully stocked by the local Morrisons in Newcastle Under Lyme. For those of you unacquainted with them, they are about 25 cm in diameter, round soft pancake like things. And yes, for those familiar with the Scottish Oatcake, they are nothing like them. They do, however, have oatmeal as an ingredient.
I eat them at home tonight, bringing back memories of my late Grandfather, and childhood holidays in Cheadle, Staffs.
Other local delicacies I could recommend to the reader are Aberdeen Butteries, and Carlton Bakeries Fudge Doughnuts, yum.