Hog Roast Stowmarket
The River Gipping and The River Rat. They may not sound like the most appealing rivers in the world but they are certainly in a lovely part of the UK, that being the market town Stowmarket. Apparently the name Stowmarket is derived from the Anglo Saxon word ‘stow’ which means principal place. So, is Stowmarket really the principal place? Is this Rat Stowmarket or hog roast Stowmarket?
Hog roast Stowmarket, with its nineteen thousand strong population and market town status would certainly identify with the great flavours offered by hog roast. I wonder if the late great broadcaster John Peel, who lived near Stowmarket, enjoyed his hog roasts too?
When you think of Suffolk, you immediately think of picture postcard English countryside and just the sort of place that a hog roast Stowmarket event would be ideal. Indeed, the annual Stow-fest which is held here may be just such a venue for a good hog roast.
Think of hog roast and you can’t help but think of cooking from medieval times. It must have been something quite special to eventually tuck in to the hog roast once cooked. Remember that these when a hot meal was something of a treat. Maybe it is this inner medieval person in us all that has kept the magic of hog roast alive and is helping it enjoy something of a Stowmarket and UK revivals after years in the shadows.