Pop Quiz: What’s the Most Festive Animal-Head Dish in England?

by Leigh Ann Otte

Years ago, the story goes, Tom Bawcock braved a harsh winter storm to feed his English village of Mousehole. He caught enough of a certain small animal to tide them over. The animals were baked into a pie.

Now, on December 23 every year, people in Mousehole celebrate “Tom Bawcock’s Eve” by eating Stargazy pie, which has heads of the small animal sticking out of it. What was the small animal?

a. Mouse
b. Squirrel
c. Fish

Get the answer in this month’s quiz, “Holiday Food,” celebrating the upcoming holiday season … with some rather interesting trivia.

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