Wednesday, December 22, 2010

"So bring us some figgy pudding, and bring it right here!!"*

Fortnum and Mason's Twelve Days of Christmas

Two Sundays ago, the tv program "CBS Sunday Morning" (a mainstay in my house on Sunday morning) ran a segment about the British tradition of Christmas pudding. It explained the history of the Christmas pudding and the traditions around it. Then they went and talked to some of the companies that make Christmas puddings for retail outfits (I am partial to Fortnum and Mason's Christmas pudding myself), and Nigella Lawson gave a demo of making one at home.

Definitely "Must See TV" for American anglophiles:

*Contrary to the song, Christmas pudding doesn't actually have dried figs in it. Things you learn from television.

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