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Lent episode 7: Lent Comes to an End
Episode 720th July 2021 • The British Food History Podcast • Neil Buttery
00:00:00 01:04:12

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Originally released 4 Apr 2020.

*Best listened to on the sixth and final Sunday of Lent*

In the final episode of the season, we look at how the last Sunday of Lent was marked in the past, focussing on Fig Sunday and Palm Sunday. Neil cooks up some historical pax cakes to give out to shoppers and traders at Levenshulme Market to see how they would go down today. With Easter Sunday on his mind, Neil gets hold of some very special meat from Hebridean sheep farmer Helen Arthan, and find out what it’s like working with such characterful sheep.

On his return to Manchester, he cooks up some roast hogget for two friends of the show.

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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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