They're still good eatin'

In my Sunday Dinner column in The News & Observer on Sunday, I had a lot of fun with song titles that refer to food – especially an old-time tune I like to play on the fiddle, “Squirrel Heads and Gravy.” Someone who should know – my fiddle teacher, Mara Shea – informed me today that she learned that “squirrel heads” are an Appalachian Mountain term for biscuits. I knew about the country term “cat head” biscuits – biscuits as big as a cat’s head. “Squirrel heads” are biscuits smaller than “cat heads.”

That sounds reasonable. But it does take some of the gross-out fun from playing “Squirrel Heads and Gravy.”

Guess they’d be calling my floppy biscuits “flat heads.”


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2 Responses to “They're still good eatin'”


  • Comment from Kathleen Purvis

    Note to self: Don’t tease Moose about being a fat head baker. Don’t tease Moose about being a fat head baker. Don’t tease Moose about . . .
    Wait — did I type that out loud?

  • Comment from Debbie

    Better than a bat head faker.


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