Protect our Stornoway Black Puddings!

By | Feb 13, 2011

Mor Macleod, 95yrs old Mor Macleod is one of the stars of a BBC film on Stornoway Black Pudding which reports on a bid to protect the genuine Stornoway Black Puddings from imitators.

In the BBC film, Mor Macleod shares her traditional method for making the dish at her home in Brue, on the island of Lewis.  Known in Gaelic as marag dubh, black pudding has been a favourite on the Island for many years. The campaign is intended to persuade the European Union to protect the geographical origin of Stornoway black pudding in the same way as Cornish Pasties, Stilton Cheese and Arbroath Smokie. (There’s still hope for Glasgow’s Tikka Masala)

Local butchers Charles Macleod have been making ‘Charlie Barley’ puddings for over 50 years. If the campaign is successful then anything labelled Stornoway black pudding would have to be made on Lewis to the current high standards of Stornoway’s butchers.

See also: Stornoway Black Pudding Bible

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