Pudding is not dessert, and dessert is not pudding

British etiquette expert, William Hanson writes that “pudding is not dessert, and dessert is not pudding.” But what exactly does that mean?

He says that dessert was, and still is, the fruit course that comes after pudding. So pudding is what we here in Germany call “Nachtisch”. It’s what comes after the main course. The rhubarb crumble, the lemon meringue pie and the chocolate cheesecake.

 

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Written by Christine Burgmer

17. April 2016