To someone who comes from South East Asia, the term “faggot” is used in a derogatory manner or out of anger – a bad word. Here in England faggots are a traditional food, a delicacy that looks a lot like meatballs and is usually made of ground meat of pork heart, liver and bacon mixed together with bread crumbs, served with mash, peas and a good helping of gravy.
We have a very good butcher near our village and when my husband saw these home-made faggots, he bought them and excitedly showed me his purchase. I wasn’t looking forward to our dinner. You see, I don’t like the taste of liver. I ended up only eating the mash and peas. Tamsin liked the faggots.