Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Two New Prints from Alice Pattullo
We have two new prints from Alice Pattullo, the first in a series of baking traditions. These first two prints depict the tradition of the Cornish Hevva cake and the origins of the Bow Wow Pie of Painswick in Gloucestershire.
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The Cornish 'Hevva' Cake is a three colour screen print printed in an edition of 30.
The tradition of the Cornish 'Hevva' cake originates from the the pilchard fishing communities. When the fishermen were out at sea, a watchman, known as a 'Huer' would stand on the edge of the cliffs to look out for the pilchard shoals. When he spotted a shoal he would call out 'Hevva!Hevva!' to help the fishermen locate the fish. When the wives at home heard the Huer's cries they knew their husbands would be home shortly. The wives would then make a quick cake full of currants and scored with a criss-cross design to resemble a fishing net full of fish, which would feed the fishermen on their return.
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The 'Bow Wow' cake is screen printed in three colours in an edition of 30 and explores the amusing story that supposedly defines the origins of the Bow Wow Pie of Painswick in Gloucestershire.
Once upon a time there were two sisters, each who had a lover from another town. the distance meant their sweethearts visited only very occasionally, but when they did the sisters would bake all sorts of cakes and pies for their arrival to prove what wonderful housewives they would be. However, they soon discovered the irregular visits were because their suitors were really in love with two other maidens from a neighbouring town. As revenge when their suitors came to visit they baked a most marvellous pie. As it was so tasty the men asked for the recipe, only for the sisters to reveal with malice that it was made from puppy dogs. The young men fled in horror leaving the sisters triumphant in their vengeance. These days, the first bow-wow pie, as it has since been named, is celebrated each year on feast day with a fruit pie full of china puppies and a large dog on top.
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