You get good stuff in a lot of small butchers in the east mids. Not normally made on site but generally coming from local suppliers.most black pudding that you can buy in regular shops and supermarkets here is utterly repulsive. I know of one place on merseyside that makes its own, however (i'm led to believe that there are a few places in yorkshire and cumbria that also do), and that's a different story altogether. if it has a plastic skin on it, do not touch it with a bargepole. the real deal is kind of sweet, quite fragrant, not gooey and nasty, but crumbly and full of barley, with just enough lumps of pork fat fat to moisten it. it should also come in little sausages, not the walloping great pornographic jumbo intruder versions you often see. it's extraordinarily good with mashed potatoes with braised leeks stirred into them, red cabbage with apples and a cider gravy.
English Fry ups are definitely bottom of the bunch. Irish or Scottish trump them, with the Ulster Fry possibly beating them all. Its he quality of pork produce that makes the difference... had some amazing black pudding last week down in Kerry - sweet, soft and crumbly.
No it is not.
By the way, your inbox is full so I couldn't thank you for the Oi tips. I have it on good authority that Colin McFaull likes nothing better than reclining with a cup of Lapsang Souchong and tucking in to the latest issue of Country Life.
well i look forward to visiting your parts as ANYTHING IS BETTER THAN GERMAN BREAKFAST!!!!
pieces of cold cheese and processed meat, and bread? what am I? at an art opening???
sorry but if there is no art to scoff at, no wine, and it's not free, I'm not eating it.
Yeah, Irish black pudding is incredible, if it's not been made by a man with ginger tufts of hair sprouting from his ears I'm not interested. But the Ulster fry??? I saw one once and my arteries turned to concrete. Not sure about those potato farls, but that's the Ulster people for you.
English Fry ups are definitely bottom of the bunch. Irish or Scottish trump them, with the Ulster Fry possibly beating them all