Fasting and Diet: Lent and Health

Mar 22, 12:01 AM

In the fifth episode of the series we look at Mid-Lent Sunday, traditionally a day where lots of different celebrations occurred, but we focus on Mothering Sunday and the lesser known Clipping the Church. Neil bakes a simnel cake and chats again to the Right Reverend David Walker, Bishop of Manchester, about the history of Mothering Sunday. Neil then looks at the evidence that suggests that fasting has many potential health benefits and puts theory to the test by going on a two week long fast of his own with mixed results... There’s also the answer to Professor Matthew Cobb’s minnow mystery from last week. For episode notes, photos and links please visit https://britishfoodhistory.com/lent-podcast/ Written and presented by Dr Neil Buttery. Produced by Beena Khetani. Made in Manchester by Sonder Radio.

In the fifth episode of the series we look at Mid-Lent Sunday, traditionally a day where lots of different celebrations occurred, but we focus on Mothering Sunday and the lesser known Clipping the Church. 

Neil bakes a simnel cake and chats again to the Right Reverend David Walker, Bishop of Manchester, about the history of Mothering Sunday.

Neil then looks at the evidence that suggests that fasting has many potential health benefits and puts theory to the test by going on a two week long fast of his own with mixed results...

There’s also the answer to Professor Matthew Cobb’s minnow mystery from last week.

For episode notes, photos and links please visit https://britishfoodhistory.com/lent-podcast/ 

Written and presented by Dr Neil Buttery. Produced by Beena Khetani. 

Made in Manchester by Sonder Radio.