I get all sorts of people visiting my food blog, but recently I had a very special visitor and this led me to wonder how many of my fellow bloggers have similar experiences to relate.
A month ago I posted an article about eel pie and mash, a classic London dish from the 19th century until the 1960s, now undergoing something of a renaissance. A few days ago I received the following (absolutely genuine, I've checked) comment:
"My name is Frederick George Cooke.....I am the great-grandson of Fred Cooke who created/invented pie and mash in the late 19th century. I worked in the family business until 1994 when the original shop in Dalston closed down. It is now a Chinese restaurant."
So has anyone else received a comment from someone who can claim origination of a dish that they've written about?
This Post was written by Trig from Aidan Brooks: Trainee Chef.