Christmas Pudding. Its Medieval Origin.

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Title

Christmas Pudding. Its Medieval Origin.

Subject

Plum Pudding, Plum Porridge, pudding, porridge, medieval food, food, pie, pies, mince pies, Christmas, Christmas pudding, Catholic tradition, tradition, Catholic, Catholicism, Christianity, Christian

Description

In this newspaper article, the author traces the origin of Christmas pudding to the popular medieval dish of “plum porridge”, a savoury dish combining mixed meats, fruits and spices. It suggests that this traditional medieval dish was forbidden during the seventeenth century as heathenish and papistical, but regained its popularity after the restoration of Charles II. Finally, the article suggests that the firm, round, brandy covered dessert now known as a Christmas pudding was a Victorian invention, although this conception sometimes imaginatively imposed into pictures of medieval gatherings.

Creator

N.B.

Source

Publisher

The West Australian

Date

21 December 1935

Rights

The West Australian

Type

Newspaper Article

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Citation

“Christmas Pudding. Its Medieval Origin.,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed October 15, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/76.