Time for pudding

Floating Islands, Chewettes, Hats, Peasecods and Whitepot. These are just some of the puddings that will be featured in a talk at Octavia Hill Museum this Friday afternoon as part of the Wisbech Arts Festival.

Alison Sloan will take visitors on a tour of the English pudding from its early origins as a pottage in Tudor times, through to the advent of the pudding cloth, and onto puddings of the Victorian era such as Charlotte Russe and Norfolk Treacle Tart.

Alison is Head of Food and Nutrition at Wisbech Grammar School. She is a Food Historian and not only teaches and lectures on food but has also run many food courses, for a variety of clients including the National Trust and the Museum service. She has appeared on a variety of television programmes working for Sky, Channel 4 and Anglia television working with Brian Turner on the

Out To Lunch series and on the Victorian Spring and Winter series with Paul Heiney. She has also appeared in the BBC Two renaissance series with Sue Perkins and Giles Coren. Alison has worked

for BBC radio carrying out live interviews and more recently worked with Gordon Ramsay at the

BBC Good Food Show.

Come and enjoy an afternoon listening to the history of the pudding and enjoy a tasting of some delicious, forgotten puddings of our past, some with a connection to our local area at the Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum, South Brink, Wisbech, 2pm to 4pm.

Telephone Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum on 01945 476358 for more information.