Black Country food is tasty, it tends to make the most of what people have – for example faggots are made out of the bits of an animal that you wouldn’t normally have on their own. Our gravy is great – thick, meaty gravy. Our pastry is amazing – lots of suet and fat. There is lots of obesity in the Black Country and that’s because we still eat a lot of the types of high fat food that people used to eat in the 30s, 40s, 50s but we don’t do the same kind of physical activity that they did. They needed the fat intake, we don’t (but still do!).