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The National Trust Joins Fight to Save the Great British Pud

September 20, 2012

SWINDON, England, September 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

The National Trust has announced it is backing a Government Minister’s call to save
the great British pudding.

After being appointed in a recent cabinet reshuffle, Environment Secretary Owen
Paterson urged people to be patriotic with their puddings, choosing traditional British
recipes over foreign imports. In an interview with Farmers Weekly, Paterson said: “There
is a huge dessert deficit in this country. We have a huge opportunity to replace imported
desserts with desserts made here.”

He encouraged diners to swap desserts such as creme brulee and panna cotta, which use
imported dairy products, for traditional favourites like apple crumble, treacle tart and
spotted dick.

The news comes as the National Trust [http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk ] prepares to
launch its autumn pudding campaign, with free puddings throughout the month of October
with every lunchtime meal purchased in its selected cafes and restaurants.

The flavour of the month will be great British puddings, all made from seasonal
ingredients – a reminder to visitors at National Trust places just how good a British pud
can be.

A recent National Trust online poll of people’s favourite autumn puddings found that
dishes using seasonal ingredients remained the popular first choice, despite the modern
trend of year-round food availability using foreign imports*.

Clive Goudercourt, Development Chef for the National Trust, said: “We pride ourselves
on baking our own food using the best of British ingredients, many grown on National Trust
estates and farms.

“We hope our delicious, home-cooked puddings will inspire people to choose traditional
recipes and celebrate Britain’s best food across the seasons.”

Clive added: “British, seasonal food is tastier, fresher and more nutritious. It is
better value, better for the environment and better for your wallet.”

Delicious examples of fresh autumn food can be enjoyed for free when customers spend
over GBP5.75 on a main lunchtime meal at over 100 National Trust locations across England,
Wales and Northern Ireland.

To find out more about this offer, and to download free recipes to help save the Great
British pud, visit http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/pudding and download a voucher (offer
is valid from Monday 1st October until Wednesday 31st October 2012).

There’s also the chance to walk off those autumn puddings on a Great British Walk with
the National Trust. Visit http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greatbritishwalk for more
information and to download hundreds of free walking routes.

Notes to editors:

* Nearly 500 people were questioned on the National Trust website, with 48% of
respondents choosing Apple Pie or Blackberry Crumble as their favourite pudding.

About The National Trust:

The National Trust looks after more than 250,000 hectares of countryside, 710 miles of
coastline and hundreds of historic houses
[http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/what-we-do/what-we-protect/houses-and-buildings ] and
places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. For more information and ideas for
great value family days out, including local food events
[http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/local-to-you/midlands/things-to-see-and-do/page-5 ],
go to: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk.

        PR Contact:
        Laura Appleby
        The National Trust
        Kemble Drive
        SN2 2NA


SOURCE The National Trust

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