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  • For this national dish that part of the animal called the "spiering" is used, which is cut from near the neck.

    The Belgian Cookbook

  • "All the folk in Edinburgh will be coming, and the poor woman be deaved with their spiering."

    Greyfriars Bobby

  • "I'm spiering the same question myself," answered the Shepherd.

    The Scotch Twins

  • The most successful of these was the product of last-minute googling: I had bought a lump of pork labelled "spiering/spiringue" and was trying to work out what the heck it was - turns out that in most parts of America it is known as "Boston butt end", though this side of the Atlantic I think you can just refer to it as the pig's neck - and came up with this recipe, fortunately more than six hours before dinner time:

    Slow-cooked pork, and other culinary adventures

  • "And what is my tall girlie doing, spiering from windows this time of night?

    An Apache Princess A Tale of the Indian Frontier


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