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Parkin is a sort of moist heavy sticky ginger cake made in Yorkshire and other parts of northern England. The origins of the term (first recorded in Dorothy Wordsworth's Journal for 6 November 1800: ‘I was baking bread, dinner, and parkin’) are not known for certain; quite possibly it came from the personal name Parkin or Perkin.

Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Medicine and Health.

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