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Old 07-01-2006, 10:46 PM   #1
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ISO Welsh Swooning Priest

I have come across a reference to a Welsh Dish called Swooning Priest, that features products from the Town that first produced it (Caerphilly Cheese) it is alleged.

I was born and educated only a few miles from Caerphilly but have never heard of the Welsh dish called Swooning Priest.

Has anyone heard of this dish and can give me the recipe, please?

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Old 07-01-2006, 11:28 PM   #2
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There is a dish of middle eastern origin called imam biyaldi, which means swooning priest. I'm not sure it's the same thing.

Check out this thread.
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Old 07-01-2006, 11:36 PM   #3
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Like Andy said - Imam Biyaldi can be translated in several ways - The Priest Swooned, The Priest Fainted, the Swooning Priest. It is middle-eastern in origin (most attribute it's origin to Turkey).

Where did you run across a reference to it being Welsh, advoca?
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Old 07-02-2006, 03:40 AM   #4
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No, I am familiar with imam biyaldi (I make it quite often - I love it, Though isn't it "The Priest Fainted"?)

But the Welsh version was mentioned in a book called Ladyfingers and Nuns Tummies, a wonderful book about how foods got their names, by Martha Barnette. I got it from Amazon.

It was when the author was discussing the name imam biyaldi, she went on to comment that the Welsh had a dish called Swooning Priest which originated in Caerphilly, Wales, and uses Caerphilly Cheese. But in spite of having been brought up near Caerphilly and interested in food I have never heard of the Welsh dish of that name.

Incidentally, we kids always joking called Caerphilly Cuffilthy, a play on the use in Welsh of the double l.
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Old 07-02-2006, 09:12 AM   #5
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I did some searching and found no reference to the Welch version. Sorry.
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