Proof of the pudding
Sir, – David Doran denies that a black pudding is a pudding, which he describes as a sweet cake or dessert (October 27th).
The word pudding came from the French “boudin” which in turn came from the Latin word “botellus” – meaning sausage!
The many varieties of pudding are ultimately the descendants of the Roman sausage. – Yours, etc,
Dr JOHN DOHERTY,
Co Dhún na nGall.