My grandmother was known to us all as ‘Hotpot’. In fact, until I was eight or nine, I thought hotpot was the generic name for all grandmothers - grans, grandmas, grannies, hotpots. She was so called because of her legendary lamb hotpot.
Her hotpot expertise was especially notable for two reasons. First, she was a good Yorkshire woman, so her skill at making lamb hotpot, traditionally a Lancashire dish, a county for which the Yorkshire folk hold an ancient grudge, was practically her