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Back in time for dinner : from Spam to sushi : how we've changed the way we eat

Author: Mary Gwynn; Giles Coren
Publisher: London : Bantam Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Do you remember the arrival of the fish finger, the rise and fall of Angel Delight, Vesta curries, and Wimpy hamburgers? Did you own a fondue set or host a Tupperware party, or were you starving yourself on the Cabbage Soup Diet? Was life always too short to stuff a mushroom? And what was the point of Nouvelle Cuisine? There has been a revolution in our kitchens. In 1950, the average housewife worked a 75-hour week.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Gwynn; Giles Coren
ISBN: 9780593075241 0593075242
OCLC Number: 905941576
Notes: "Accompanies the BBC series of the same name, produced by Wall to Wall Media"--Title page verso.
Description: 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Enter the time tunnel : from austerity to excess in two generations --
This is your life : the 1950s --
Lost in space : the 1960s --
Happy days : the 1970s --
Only fools and horses : the 1980s --
Keeping up appearances : the 1990s --
Britain's got talent.
Other Titles: Back in time for dinner (Television program)
Responsibility: Mary Gwynn ; foreword by Giles Coren.

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There has been a revolution in our kitchens. In 1950, the average housewife worked a seventy-five-hour week. No one owned a fridge or had seen a teabag. Ten years later, sugar consumption had  Read more...

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"Depending on your age, there'll be many foods and fads in here you'll remember with either fondness or disgust. A fascinating trip down our culinary Memory Lane, an eye-opening insight into how our Read more...

 
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