umble pie


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umble pie

(ˈʌmbəl)
n
(Cookery) See humble pie1
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The real humble pie, also called umble pie, is a pastry stuffed and baked with humbles or umbles, the edible viscera of an animal, typically a game animal such as a deer.
He would receive the finest cut of meat at the feast, but the plebs would get a pie filled with the entrails and innards, known as "umbles." So, receiving "umble pie" was considered bad as it revealed your lower status.
Crow historically would have been an optional ingredient of umble pie, though the meat was probably more often just boiled.
I'm indebted to Kate Colquhoun, whose book Taste describes medieval umble pie as containing testicles, tripe, hearts, palates (that's right, you heard me correctly), gizzards, lambs' tails, cockscombs and pig's feet in a rich, spicy gravy.
And I don't have to eat humble pie by saying that - just bear in mind that that phrase comes from umble pie, and that umble was the old name for offal!
The implication was that umble pie was very much meant for lowly class citizens.