It offered a little excitement in avoiding the gamekeepers whilst producing some goodness in the shape of a rabbit or a hare for the hotpot along with a few cheap vegetables.
But what had me really sighing with ecstasy was the yam and meat hotpot .
And though British cooking's first lady is not the sort of person you would knock up a hotpot for, I know that she is unlikely to be impressed by smart-assed food.
I had a good taste of the hotpot and agreed with Ann it was rather glutinous and bland.
Although the hotpot was a disappointment, with a lot of dishes in the $5 range and a student discount that knocks off the tax, Vegetarian Fastfood is an ideal place for a very filling lunch.
I was offered a variety of dishes including beef stew and dumplings, chicken chasseur and a hotpot and I tasted all of them.
She reckons about 50 per cent of what they produce is homemade - minced lamb hotpot , chilli con carne, spaghetti bolognese, that kind of stuff - plus a mean chicken pie.
The sausage and bean hotpot is known in many cultures.
Dumplings and meat pieces are cooked in the hotpot , and radish and cabbage too are done similarly.
We also serve it with oyster fritters, because oysters used to be incredibly cheap and were often used in the hotpot .