It’s a little-known fact that I can also cook! This year’s ‘Seasons Greetings’ card from Robin Wyatt Vision bears testimony to this, being of a traditionally British Christmas pudding that I whipped up for seven friends while in Bangalore, India this Christmas.
The bigger challenge was actually sourcing the ingredients for my favourite recipe by Delia Smith. Some of them had to be constructed from their various sub-ingredients. For example, I could buy candied mixed peel in a British supermarket, but in Bangalore I had to chop up the fruit peel myself and boil it in sugary water. All good fun! But perhaps not as fun as pouring brandy over the pudding and setting it alight, which I did to my friends’ delight right after capturing this image.
Wherever you are in the world at this festive time – whether you’re celebrating Christmas, the New Year or both – I wish you glad tidings and every success for the year ahead.