Monday, July 7, 2008

A Cobbler By Any Other Name

The crumbs of Friday's dessert are a distant memory, but I've still got cobbler on the brain. Gosh, I love the stuff. Being plum out today, I decided to feast on a little googling instead, reading up a bit on the history of cobbler.

In the process, I discovered a whole realm of fabulous historical words for similar fruit and crust dishes. Get a load of these tasty terms: crumbles, crisps, brambles, slumps, grunts, fools, buckles, crumples, betties, roly-polies, crunches, and -- my personal favorite -- pandowdies. What a satisfying smorgasbord of savory sounds!

Aren't words delicious?!

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