In the final episode of the series 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 so see how then would go down today. With Easter Sunday on his mind, Neil gets hold of some very special meat from a Hebridean sheep farm and has a chat with farmer Helen Arthan about what it’s like working with such characterful little sheep. On his return to Manchester, he cooks up some roast hogget for two friends of the show.
For episode notes, photos and recipes please visit: britishfoodhistory.com/lent-podcast
Written and presented by Dr Neil Buttery
Produced by Beena Khetani
Made in Manchester by Sonder Radio