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From: "tots" <>
Subject: [Cmn-L] Fw: Laverbread
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 12:02:08 +1000
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Phillips" <>
Sent: Thursday 12 2000 6:18 AM
Subject: Re: Laverbread
> Laverbread is far more common in the Swansea area than anywhere else. I
> grew up in the Swansea Valley and was brought up on the stuff. It's very
> dark green - my wife, who is English, describes its appearance as being
> engine oil (dirty engine oil). It is an acquired taste - I was virtually
> forced to eat it for years as a young child and hated it until I was about
> 10 years old. Strangely, I have liked it ever since.
> We always had it fried with bacon and cockles and put vinegar and pepper
> it. We never put oatmeal on it but maybe the cockle women had already
> We used to go down to Morriston to shop and cockle women sold laver bread,
> cockles and other sea foods from wicker baskets on the pavement there.
> I'm sure that anyone who was not force-fed laverbread (bara lawr in Welsh)
> would hate it!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Marion Wilkinson" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2000 7:11 AM
> Subject: re: Laverbread
> > I have been reading all the praises for Laverbread and cannot help
> > wondering if anyone has told Swansea about it?
> > Many moons ago, when I was eighteen and working in Swansea I was given
> > Laverbread for breakfast. It bore no resemblance to what you are waxing
> > lyrical about! It was an oblong, pale green slab which tasted just
> > awful! I never ate it again - the very mention of Laverbread gave me the
> > shudders!
> > If I don't manage to get any at the party I vow to visit Abergavenny [or
> > should that be Cardiff Market?] next time I am over there.
> > You have me wondering just exactly was it that I ate all those years
> > ago?!
> > Marion in Oz
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