Bury meets Italy in pioneering black pudding dish
by Northern Life
Joseph Holt pub, Wyldes, has brought a twist of Italy to the town’s most famous dish by serving freshly made black pudding pizza.
The culinary combo is being
offered by the town centre pub, and is already proving popular with both local diners and
those who flock to Bury in search of its famous signature delicacy.
And in a further nod to the North, the pizza is also topped with Joseph Holt’s ale sausage – made with the award-winning Manchester-based brewer’s Two Hoot ale.
Meanwhile the black pudding
itself is produced by the award-winning BuryBlack Pudding Company – the
only manufacturers of the delicacy actually based in the town.
“Black pudding is of course
synonymous with Bury,” says Brendan Corder, Food Operations Manager at Joseph Holt. “In offering it on a pizza, we’re also aware that our customers also enjoy freshly made
food and it seemed to be an absolutely winning combination.”
Black Pudding first arrived in
the UK via European monks, who named the product ‘blutwurst’.
The pizza is being offered
as part of the pub`s recently opened Pizza Station where customers
can order freshly prepared stone-baked pizzas . Black pudding is also
available as an
additional topping on
all the other pizzas on the menu as well
as a stone-baked flat bread dish with sticky red onion chutney, rocket leaves
and Italian hard cheese.
Wyldes itself recently
enjoyed a substantial renovation which included a new contemporary styled bar,
dining and lounge area and function suite set over three floors with a
decorated mezzanine area.
Black puddings, made with pig or
cattle blood, is now enjoyed all over the world but it is
Bury which is regarded as its original home town,
Given the history of the dish, it
seems appropriate that Black Pudding pizza is being championed by
Wyldes . The pub is situated in a historic part of Bury town centre
within site of the remains of Bury Castle and the heritage East Lancashire
Brendan added: “We’re delighted to celebrate the popularity and history of Bury`s most famous dish with a recipe that uses local products and yet caters for those who love the freshly baked taste of a stone baked pizza.”