I am always happy to be directed off the main parts of the high street down a side alley by a food chalk board. I am doubly happy when I see the words “Hot Pork, stuffing, and cob”. This week I was wandering around Bulwell and saw this board for the “Big Eats” shop and an arrow instructing me to ‘Follow your nose”. Well I was all over that, never one to turn down such simple direction I trotted off to find myself a pork cob.
In the window was my Pork Cob in waiting, a nice big joint of Pork that had given itself up to many other peoples lunch before I arrived, had it fallen on its sword? or had it been defeated by the carving knife of the shop owner? Inside the chalk board was offering a Hot Pork cob with stuffing and apple sauce for £2.50. I ordered up one of those, declined the apple sauce, but asked hopefully if there was any pork crackling available? I was in luck and having handed over my handful of coins headed back out into the market place cob in hand to lunch.
Once seated on a spare park bench I unwrapped my white paper bag to display my cob. It was a simple but tasty affair, soft white bap filled with plenty of freshly carved pork, some reasonable stuffing and some very (and I mean very) crunchy crackling. I liked this quite a lot. It was all gone within a few minutes and the sad pigeons looked up forlornly as I shook out the last few crumbs from the bag.
“This cob was mine, all mine I tell you, ha ha ha ha” he cackled somewhat
Big Eats is at 4 Holborn Place in Bulwell, just a few yards walk from the market and about 5 minutes walk from the Bulwell Tram Stop