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Faggot

A form of forced-meat ball, held together with caul fat, traditionally found in areas where pigs are bred; so variations occur in Wiltshire, Wales, Nottingham and the Brittany area of North West France.

While regional seasonings vary, faggots are all designed to use up unwanted bits - like lights, hearts and livers.

It's thought to have been an accident with a batch of faggots which started The Great Fire of London in 1666.

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