The King of Puddings is available for £5.99 via Paypal. It will also be stocked in Kew Gardens and other good outlets nationwide.

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The King of Puddings

This small hand-finished book gives us a taste of the incredibly rich stories behind the traditional Christmas Pudding, taking us on a journey around the world and through history. Created in the form of a recipe, all the plant ingredients are detailed. There are also two recipes for puddings, along with a riddle and references.

We are introduced to a taste of the rich cultural and natural history that goes into the pudding with each ingredient. We meet kings and paupers, discover medicinal secrets and trace the trade routes and empires that have shaped our world – and our Christmas traditions. 

Truly the Christmas Pudding – love it or hate it – is the King of Puddings.

About the Author

Angela Dixon is a former lecturer and journalist. As a volunteer guide at Kew Gardens, she has broadcast on BBC Radio and Television on the botanical ingredients of the Christmas Pudding.

Book Information

A Spider Books Publication

ISBN 978-0-9561084-3-2

40pp B/W on ivory Coloraction Atoll paper with Red Vanguard cover - certified sustainable paper.

14.5cm square, saddle-stitch binding

Hand-finished limited edition with biodegradable glitter