Staffordshire folk are proud of the oatcake - it is undoubtedly the county's most treasured culinary achievement.

But an inflammatory caller on a BBC Radio show has tried to claim they were invented across the border in Derbyshire.

The BBC Radio Six Music morning show, hosted by Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie, received a messaged from a Derbyshire couple that will no doubt have angered hundreds of Staffordshire people.

People from the "creative county" are proud of their oatcakes, be they filled with cheese, bacon, beans, mushrooms, eggs - or even something sweet.

Talking about breakfast options throughout the show, the hosts then started talking about oatcakes saying: "There's a massive row brewing on oatcakes.

"David and Ruth - oatcake makers from Derbyshire, Matlock to be exact - say: 'I think you will find the oatcake heralds from Derbyshire and not its poor relation in Staffs.

"You can tell ye olde hole in the wall that they are pretenders to the oatcake crowd."

Radcliffe said: "Ooh that's fighting talk to the oatcake fraternity," while Maconie added: "But it's only Staffordshire oatcakes you hear about isn't it? I've never heard of the Derbyshire oatcake."

And, to be truthful, neither have we. Next.

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