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Puddings are not food, they are medicine, according to food writer Nigel Slater, and they are a therapy at which Britain excels. Simon Parkes pays tribute.

A celebration of British puddings. Not food but medicine, according to food writer Nigel Slater. There to heal and comfort, to cosset and hug.

Simon Parkes explores why Britain has excelled at producing puddings through a heritage going back to the Norman Conquest. Mary Norwak, author of English Puddings, explains her passion for trifle, while food writer and publisher Tom Jaine outlines the development of the sweet pudding through history. But how do the shop-bought selections measure up? Award-winning company Manna from Devon explain the success of their hand-made and home-made puddings.

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Mon 1 Feb 2010 16:00

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