POW Diaries 1945 April 02 1945 J.H.Hallam Stalag VIIIB

April 2 1945 Monday

 

Windy but warm and sunny. The news is red hot again today. We have made our small tin of cheese into a Welsh rarebit, and flavour it with onion salt, which made its taste excellent. Wonder what they al are doing at home these heroic days. Soup was little better, but full of sand. News is good. We make a stew tonight of the other half of the meat roll, and spuds. The clocks were put forward last night one hour.

 

 

Note

 

Welsh rarebit, Welsh rabbit, or infrequently rarebit, is a dish made with a savoury sauce of melted cheese and various other ingredients and served hot over toast.[1] The names of the dish originate from 18th century Great Britain, after Wales.[2] Welsh rarebit is typically made with Cheddar cheese, in contrast to the Continental European fondue which classically depends on Swiss cheeses.

 

"Eighteenth-century English cookbooks reveal that it was then considered to be a luscious supper or tavern dish, based on the fine cheddar-type cheeses and the wheat breads […] . Surprisingly, it seems there was not only a Welsh Rabbit, but also an English Rabbit, an Irish and a Scotch Rabbit, but nary a rarebit."[3]

 

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