This website uses cookies

Cookies remember you so we can give you a better service online. By using this website or closing this message, you are agreeing to our Cookies noticeClose
Skip to content
« back to encyclopedia search results


A mammal of the erinaceus family, covered in sharp spines and with a pig-like snout. It"s common in Europe,West Asia, Africa and India; and has been a traditional food of gypsies, who bake it in clay, which when removed, takes the spines away with it.

If you enjoy cooking take a minute to look at ‘Simon Scrutton French Cookery Classes’ on Google – and learn how to make top class bistro-style dishes. Suitable for beginners upwards. Small classes.

Reviews / Comments

Not yet reviewed

Be the first to add a review