winkle

Small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked.

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Sounds about as appetizing as the jellied eel, IMO. But fellow WordPress.com blogger J P Waldron (who posted the photo above) has advice for foraging them, and a recipe, if you’re feeling adventurous.

A familiar figure stepped out from the flare around a jellied eel stall, holding a plate of winkles. THE VINEGAR IS PARTICULARLY PIQUANT. HELP YOURSELF, I HAVE AN EXTRA PIN.

Terry Pratchett, Mort

Definition from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved. (via Wordnik)
Image from jpwaldron.wordpress.com

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