Fish and Humours: The History of Lent

Mar 01, 12:01 AM

This episode explores Ember Week, a nod to the coming of Spring always observed in the first full week of Lent. We see how folk in medieval Britain believed mood and health were controlled by the seasons. We also look at the history and rules of Lent. Neil visits Manchester’s beautiful John Ryland’s library to view England’s oldest cookbook and attempts to cook from it ‘a tart for Ember Day’ for friends. For episode notes, photos and recipes please visit https://britishfoodhistory.com/lent-podcast/ Written and presented by Dr Neil Buttery Produced by Beena Khetani Made in Manchester by Sonder Radio

This episode explores Ember Week, a nod to the coming of Spring always observed in the first full week of Lent. We see how folk in medieval Britain believed mood and health were controlled by the seasons. We also look at the history and rules of Lent.
 
Neil visits Manchester’s beautiful John Ryland’s library to view England’s oldest cookbook and attempts to cook from it ‘a tart for Ember Day’ for friends.
 
 For episode notes, photos and recipes please visit
Written and presented by Dr Neil Buttery
Produced by Beena Khetani
 
Made in Manchester by Sonder Radio