Blood pudden per Wiki is, “a type of blood sausage …….. generally made from porkfat or beef suet, porkblood and a relatively high proportion of oatmeal.Black pudding pre-sliced may still have a plastic wrap around the circumference that must be removed before cooking.”
Look at those lovelies
Most Americans avoid ’em like the plague. I love ’em. I had two last year. The first at Coventry market and the second just before Christmas from the butcher in the Oxbow in Napa. I confess I had never seen them as a health food but, MuscleFood claims “black pudding – low in carbohydrates, high in protein – has become a ‘buzzword in clean eating.” Bloody ‘ell.
Bruvva Sean in UCK gave me a heads up on the material for this blog by referring me to a piece in the Guardian.
The Black Pudding Mecca of the world is Chadwicks in Bury Market (Bury is close to Manchester):
The Mecca of Black Pudding
“Some smart-arse scientist has just realised what we’ve known for god knows how many years,” Tony Chadwick told a customer. “Lancastrian Viagra, I call it.” “I always knew black pudding was healthy,” said one customer, as she asked Chadwick to pick her a “good one” – a request which draw the response: “We don’t do good. Only very good or flippin’ excellent.”
Fifty coach-loads descend on Bury’s market each day during the summer months to stock up on the £1.05 puddings, with other devotees travelling far and wide to sink their teeth into a Chadwick original. Trevor Hodgkinson, 64, had brought his wife Elaine up from Norfolk to taste the pudding he loved growing up in Hulme, Manchester. “You can get black pudding in Norwich, of course,” said Elaine, dousing her hot pud with vinegar and mustard, “but Trevor always says it’s not the same, and he’s right. The texture is very different – processed ones are often very dry. This breaks up nicely. It’s delicious.”
She washed it down with a smoothie she’d bought from another stall. “Cucumber, celery apple and lime – I was trying to be healthy,” she said, saying that she was pleased to hear that the black pudding wasn’t perhaps the health disaster she had feared.
“It’s funny, isn’t it? You think of superfoods and you think of berries. You wouldn’t think of black pudding.”
Chadwick believes he is already one step ahead of the diet gurus. “I tell you what’s going to be the next superfood,” he said, pointing to a counter containing white blankets of animal stomach. “Zero calories there. Mark my words, the next big superfood will be tripe.”
Tripe is alright if served with fried onions.
Or you can have it for high tea:
Baked beans with black pudding
Cor them pics make me drool!!!