Posted by Barney on November 13, 2002
In Reply to: Christmas pudding posted by ESC on November 13, 2002
: : : A protester was recently reported to have said: "Ninety eight percent of the pudding is produced by the CIA. Hence, the CIA makes pudding". What is the connection?
: : It was a protest against the Culinary Institute of America? :)
: : I live near the New England Culinary Institute and numerous CIA alumni are affiliated with NECI. I love watching bemused people walking past rows of parked cars emblazoned with "CIA" stickers.
: (See previous post for link to recipe.)
: Since you brought up the subject of pudding...I've decided to walk on the wild side and order a Christmas pudding from the BBC America online shop. Does anyone have an opinion on which would be good:
: Fortnum & Mason Christmas Pudding
: Mrs. Peeks Rum & Brandy Christmas Pudding
: Chiver's Christmas Pudding
: None of the above
: They also had some "lusty cookies" for sale. I have never had a lusty cookie but it sounds intriguing.
I should opt for the 'Fortnum & Mason Christmas Pudding', it may not have all the excitement of the others but it can be relied on. 'Lusty cookies', on the other hand, have a kind of wild feel about them and may be just the thing to spice up those endless hours on Xmas eve awaiting the arrival of the red suited, red faced fat fellow with the limited vocabulary and drunken expression.