In the penultimate episode of the podcast, we look at what goes on in the fifth Sunday of Lent, which was called Carlin Sunday in some parts of Britain, a day when carlin (aka black) peas were traditionally eaten. Neil goes on a trip to Bury Market to seek them out and hopefully get a taste. We also find out about how social evolution theory can explain our behaviour during Lent, and Neil has another chat with Professor Matthew Cobb of Manchester University about how the source of our morals is our genes themselves.
For episode notes, please visit: britishfoodhistory.com/lent-podcast
Written and presented by Dr Neil Buttery
Produced by Beena Khetani
Made in Manchester by Sonder Radio