Black Peas at Whit Friday

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by tgfoxley, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. tgfoxley

    tgfoxley Member

    I've heard recently of a delicacy 'up north' - black peas - and apparently they are being served in some villages on Friday.

    Does anyone know anything about this mystical foodstuff, and if so, which are the lucky villages? :wink:
  2. Keith Stanley James Lever

    Keith Stanley James Lever Supporting Member

    BEWARE on Whit-Friday of the "Phantom Pea-Shooters".

  3. whitewitch

    whitewitch Member

    Lol. I am originally from the midlands and when I first moved here about 15 years ago I also was in wonder at 'the black pea'. So much so that I didn't try them until about 3 years ago.

    I would describe them as tasting the same as a regular mushy pea, usually served quite salty round here. More than often served in a polystyrene cup with a plastic spoon. Always served at every bonfire around here in the Autumn. Another special is meat and potatoe pie served with 'pickled red cabbage' which I prefer more than a cup of peas.

    I do not know which contests serve them however as I have not been to them all. I would find them more likely at the saddleworth ones than the tameside ones though.
  4. tgfoxley

    tgfoxley Member

    Tried the red cabbage hot pot at Denton last year. I hope they do have these peas at Tameside contests though; I'd feel guilty not tasting some when I've made this fuss about them! :oops:
  5. Just Phil

    Just Phil New Member

    Black peas

    They have them in Delph in the W I place by the contest arena
  6. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

    Was on the Huddersfield to Stalybridge Ale Train at the weekend and had a sample of them as a 2nd course after a very nice pie and peas on the station platform pub.

    They were ok but we had them with mint sauce to liven them up but of course what they really needed was Henderson's Relish - but thats very much a Sheffield thing - take your own :)
  7. WhiteStickMan

    WhiteStickMan New Member

    Stalybridge Labour Club:clap:
  8. P_S_Price

    P_S_Price Member

    They certainly are available in Delph. Add vinigar for a Gastronomic treat.

    They do have a tendancy to cause a slow puncture though :shock:!

    Whether this tendancy will endear you to those marching behind, or if a punter, those sittting around you is another matter,
  9. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Make sure you partake of the "Grotton Growler" as well. Always had great pork pies at that contest.
  10. whitewitch

    whitewitch Member

    The 'Grotton Growler' :sup:eek::sup

    Would like to know why they call it a growler.

    I will pick one of those up for my husband who is an fan of pork pies, when Uppermill play at Grotton at some point during the (wet) evening.

    If i tell the band about them there could be a sellout though. :biggrin:
  11. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Andi, we don't need to know about those kinds of your misadventures...
  12. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Alas, i'm only referring to pies unfortunately, Dave. Yes, Whit friday has been the scene for a number of my improprieties - but none of that nature!

    Although I could tell you a story about Andy "Belfast Barman" Stevenson and his misadventures at Newtongrange with the infamous local, ever after named 'Saggy Maggie'. That one passed into band folklore.....
  13. towse1972

    towse1972 Active Member

    <shoots herself through the head!>
  14. tgfoxley

    tgfoxley Member

    I think a longer visit to the outskirts of Manchester is in order to sample all these gourmand treats!
  15. tgfoxley

    tgfoxley Member

    Might have to get someone to fetch them from there for me - don't like staying in that place for too long! :tongue:
  16. Bayerd

    Bayerd Active Member

    Taste similar to mushy peas, good with pepper and vinegar.
  17. Andy Cooper

    Andy Cooper Member

    I always understood the word "growler" when applied to pies referred to the contents of said delicacy. An East Lancashire urban myth always said you would never see a dog (or a cat for that matter) in Baxenden, the home of a well known maker of pies.
  18. whitewitch

    whitewitch Member

    Thanks for that Andy. ;)
  19. Laura

    Laura Member

    HOG ROAST BUTTIES OPPOSITE WHITE LION IN DELPH!!! Just at the top end and they are delicious! ;)
  20. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    We finished off with "Salt & Pepper Chips" from the Chinese/chippy just up from Boarshurst Band Club - someone has finally found a way to combine chips and chilli! At last!

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