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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Prime Minister is a fan of Cumbrian firm's sticky toffee pudding

The prime minister has revealed he is a huge fan of a Cumbrian sticky toffee pudding.

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David Cameron

A delegation of 150 celebrity chefs, restaurant owners and food gurus gathered at 10 Downing Street this week for a reception to launch Food is GREAT, a campaign to promote Britain to overseas business and holiday visitors.

Ahead of the event, David Cameron spoke of his pride in the British food industry and listed the famous Cartmel pud alongside established foods like Scottish smoked salmon.

The prime minister said: “I am hugely proud of Britain’s food industry and we’re launching Food is GREAT to showcase what we have to offer.

“Our farmers produce some of the best quality food anywhere in the world with high welfare standards and excellent local produce.

“We’ve produced exceptional British chefs and attracted incredible talent from overseas and as a result you can find outstanding cuisine throughout the country.

“From sticky toffee pudding from Cartmel to oysters from Whitstable, salt marsh lamb from North Wales, or smoked salmon from Scotland our food is key to our cultural identity.

“British food showcases our heritage, openness, creativity and diversity.”

The delicious desserts have been made by Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Company since 1989 when they were first served by husband and wife Howard and Jean Johns in their Cumbrian bistro.

Today, upwards of half a million puds are made and sold every year from the company’s premises.

Sales executive Pip Mailing was delighted with the prime minister’s endorsement, and said it was fantastic.

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