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  • "Fizz Carr blends a delicious recipe of history, local knowledge and a real understanding of the how and why of food; and she s not afraid to tell it like it is, pointing out that no-one would tackle a Sussex lardy john unless they were planning to go out immediately afterwards and scranlet the bottom acre, like Reuben Starkadder."

    (Amazon description of "Good Food and Drink in Sussex", by Fizz Carr).

    "I ha' scranleted two hundred furrows come five o' clock down i' the bute".

    (Reuben Starkadder, Cold Comfort Farm).

    July 7, 2008

  • "Watching the crooked passage of the scranlet through the yeasty earth." Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm. Still none the wiser!

    February 18, 2013