One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A simple dish consisting of bread boiled to a pulp and flavoured.
- ‘The bread panada recipe for pollack fillets has lured me twice this week.’
- ‘The popularity of the dish is reflected in the diversity of regional names, which include bruisy, cally, goody, pandy, panada, and poundies.’
- ‘The Panada is essentially bread soup. It is the perfect way to use stale bread - we never throw it away.’
Late 16th century: from Spanish and Portuguese, based on Latin panis ‘bread’.
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