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Lent episode 5: Lent & Health
Episode 516th July 2021 • The British Food History Podcast • Neil Buttery
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Originally released 22 Mar 2020.

*Best listened of the fourth Sunday of Lent (Mothering Sunday)*

In the fifth episode of the season we look at Mid-Lent Sunday, traditionally a day where lots of different celebrations occurred, but Neil focusses on Mothering Sunday and the lesser-known Clipping the Church.

Neil bakes a simnel cake and chats again to the Right Reverend David Walker, Bishop of Manchester, about the history of Mothering Sunday.

Neil then looks at the evidence that suggests that fasting has many potential health benefits and puts theory to the test by going on a two week long fast of his own with mixed results…

There’s also the answer to Matthew Cobb’s minnow mystery from last week.

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Written and presented by Dr Neil Buttery

Produced by Beena Khetani

Made in Manchester by Sonder Radio

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