Oliver Twist was a part of everyone’s childhood; perhaps you enjoyed the book by Dickens, acted in the play or watched the movie. A memorable song from the play and movie is ‘Food, Glorious Food’ which highlights the orphan boys’ greatest desires – unlimited food such as pease pudding and custard and jelly which will give them indigestion. Here’s a clip from the song:
When we first heard the song, we couldn’t help but wonder – what on earth is pease pudding? Why is it so exciting for these boys? Now, we’re all grown up and have the power of Google at our fingertips, so without further ado –
Pease Pudding is a savoury pudding dish made with boiled legumes, water, salt and spices. It’s popular in Britain and Canada.
The pudding is thick in texture and light yellow. It is generally served with ham, bacon and cakes for lunch or dinner.
As well as being featured in ‘Food Glorious Food’, pease pudding also stars in Peas Porridge Hot, a nursery rhyme.