Tally-ho, gents! Merry Christmas to you all.
I have a question for you Englishmen. As every Agatha Christie fan knows, the use of plum pudding serves as an English tradition. Indeed, nothing seems more quintessentially English than a plum pudding, in which various items have been placed--a coin for wealth, a wishbone for good luck, and so on.
By the context of the prose, plum puddings, in addition to representing the spirit of an English Christmas, taste delicious. But not so fast! A modern-day blogger in America, whose forefathers immigrated to the States, tried some of the old family recipes for plum pudding. He served the plum pudding to a group of relatives, who all thought the plum pudding tasted "gross". Apparently, he opines, one has to grow up eating plum pudding to appreciate it.
So my questions are:
*Do you personally like plum pudding?
*Do Englishmen still eat plum pudding for Christmas, or has this tradition ceased?
*If one should attempt to cook the dish, what tips would you suggest to improve it?
If you like, I can give you a link to the blogger. At the very least, you will find it interesting, because he documents his endeavor with pictures at each point.