"This pudding has no theme" (Winston Churchill?)

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PUDDING HAS NO THEME--142 Google hits
My Yale Book of Quotations is packed. What does anyone have on this famous  
food quote? Was it said about plum pudding?
For more of such perspective, see the introduction, which is sound and  
lively. _Winston Churchill_ 
(http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/c/winston_leonard_spencer_churchill/index.html?inline=nyt-per)  would 
have been wrong to find fault  with this anthology, as he is supposed to have 
done with an overelaborate  dessert, by saying, “This pudding has no theme.”
Lima News,  The  
Winston Churchill so it is  said once refused to eat a tain pudding because 
it lacked a theme  Denis Healy's latest Paper is indigestible for much the same 
reason The authors  of this document have in fact responded in the way 
officials always do when de-  of overall direction They have sunk into triviality 
The British must have been  copying some of our top cians speeches or some of 
their White of which they  issue quite a few But no matter how far old England 
sinks int
_Monday,  March 13, 1967_ 
(http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Search.aspx?Search=pudding+theme+Winston+churchill+AND+date:1967-03-13)  _Lima_ 
16362+AND+stateid:73) ,  _Ohio_ 
Anniston Star,  The  
Pudding Gets A Theme By  PHILADELPHIA There is an o I d story about Sir 
Winslon Churchill being served a  more than usually con- glomerate English dessert 
at the end of a moderately  bibulous public He tasted it experimentally and 
turned at once to the waiter  hovering behind hb chair he said a bil imperiously 
remove this pudding I do not  wish to eat this pudding This pudding has no 
Until very recently at any rate  there has been a strong resemblance between the 
pudding the great old ma
_Sunday,  November 03, 1968_ 
(http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Search.aspx?Search="pudding+has+no+theme"+AND+date:1968-11-03)  _Anniston_ 
teid:2) ,  _Alabama_ 
Bennington  Banner  
pudding with a you may not even  like it By ELLEN CRONAN ROSE BRATTLEBORO A 
RECENT James Reston column was  enlivened by an anecdote about Winston chill 
and a bad dessert At a  political luncheon at London's posh Savoy Hotel Sir 
Winston was served a  dessert which Harold who recorded the story for posterity 
described as a rather  equivocal and shapeless mass of goo Sir Winston glared at 
his dish then  summoned the waiter Pray take away this he said It has no 
_Friday,  October 16, 1970_ 
(http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Search.aspx?Search=pudding+theme+Winston+churchill+AND+date:1970-10-16)  _Bennington_ 
+cityid:2163+AND+stateid:98) ,  _Vermont_ 

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