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Mash o' Nine Sorts
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Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland

(or Mash of Nine Sorts)

Mashed mix of nine ingredients, typically boiled potato, carrot, turnip, parsnip, leek, peas, with salt, pepper and butter.


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Served at Halloween supper, the lady of the house hiding her wedding ring in it to be found by some lucky unmarried guest.

Of obscure origin, the antiquarian 'Collections historical & archaeological relating to Montgomeryshire' of 1871 suggests that it was known in Wales at the end of the 19th Century.

For other seasonal traditions, see: Halloween



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