Cookery demonstration with a public display of Christmas pudding making.
Item title reads: " Think And Eat---Imperially! Earl of Meath, Empire Movement Veteran, and representatives of Dominions, at mixing of the King's Empire Xmas pudding….and handed to the Lord Mayor for boiling in the Mansion House Kitchen."
M/S chefs on display, with a Union Jack draped over a table A sign says 'Zanzibar' as cloves are fetched by two black men. This is put into a bowl. Something else is brought by a person in Asian dress, probably a spice. Another sign says 'South African Raisons' as girls, in scouting outfits, appear. These are added. The next sign says 'English Beer' which is brought by a fat man with a flagon. Beer is poured in. The mayor holds the huge bowl and the man in a chef's outfit, fits on the lid, ready for steaming.
Note: Quirky item, an early example of popular interest in food and drink and the celebrity chef. Also of the contemporary pride in empire matters.