all this hike about Yorkshire puddings?
of you who live across the pond, Yorkshire is a county in the north east of
England. It has a history dating back way back when and seems to be the place the
classic ‘puds’ arose. Three or four hundred years ago when they roasted meat in
an oven, the fat and juices would drip off and be wasted unless caught in a
dish underneath. In mid-18century, the idea came to someone to
put a simple pudding underneath and the ‘dripping’ would drip and the batter
would rise – the first Yorkshire pudding!
Every student looks forward to the long 'vacs' in summer sunshine, when outdoors mean pleasure and fun. Port Erin was my destination that year and I viewed it with more trepidation than previous holidays. I obtained a job for the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, helping to catalogue histological slides of fish blood (Plaice –Pleuronectes Platessa). The high spot came at the barbecue on the beach. Duncan who worked at the marine Biology Institute arranged for the Mutton to be slow-roasted by a local Baker in his ovens the previous day.