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Jeremy Corbyn Prepared Staffordshire Oatcakes on a Barge Like a Boss

The Labour leader spent the morning on a canal boat for a lesson on how to prepare Stoke’s regional dish

Jeremy Corbyn Campaigns For Labour In Stoke
Jeremy Corbyn
Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn, off the back of launching “Labour’s most radical manifesto for decades,” is up in Stoke-on-Trent today campaigning in a key marginal seat. Following a visit to the Peregrine Pottery Company where he decorated a plate with the words “Register To Vote” and Labour’s red rose, he arrived at The Oatcake Boat on the Trent and Mersey Canal to learn how to prepare a classic Staffordshire oatcake.

Let’s take a moment to better understand the Staffordshire oatcake. It is a variety of oat pancake, and a close relative of the pikelet, with a texture not unlike injera, which is found across the central counties and north west of England. Derbyshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, and Yorkshire all have regional variations of the oatcake, which is cooked on a griddle, backstone, or baxton and often eaten at breakfast. In London, they can be found at Coleman Coffee Roasters on Lower Marsh, near Waterloo. (It must not be confused with the Scottish oatcake, a dense, cracker-like puck often served with cheese and chutney.)

Owner of the Oatcake Boat Kay Mundy showed Corbyn the ropes. (Here, they’re prepared in a non-stick frying pan.)

Here’s the Cracking Start to the Day in pictures:

Here we
Here we
Here we
F***ing go

Jeremy Corbyn Campaigns For Labour In Stoke Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

“I know Jeremy, sorry, but we’ve always worn these blue aprons.”

Jeremy Corbyn Campaigns For Labour In Stoke Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

“Flip for victory, lad.”

Jeremy Corbyn Campaigns For Labour In Stoke Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

“Free broadband with that, duck?”

General Election 2019 Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images

Tenner on the Towpath, that. Lovely stuff, Kay, cheers.

Jeremy Corbyn Campaigns For Labour In Stoke Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

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