Plumb Potage with Havercake
Roast Herdwick Mutton stuck with anchovies
Chestnut Ice cream with candied fruit
Charles Elme Francatelli’s Christmas Pudding
Ivan told us how each dish was made and the history of the dish. The first video tells the story of the “bottle jack” roasting spit, which dates from the 1780’s and operates with a clockwork turning mechanism; the origin of the potato pie, which is a typical northern dish of the 18th century; the Westmorland way of cooking havercake; clap cake hand syndrome; the havercake maiden; the Christmas potage (also known as plumb potage) and much more.