The story of British food in the 70’s is about the victory of the food chemist, they wait to the’80 episode to mention the ultimate victory of the food chemist, the election of Thatcher but I remember the food and the politics. While it was a defeat for the blandness and terrible cooking technique, it wasn’t good food. The power cut to represent the coal strikes of the ’70s was fun, given that all domestic food production and storage now depended on electricity. The show mentions the food price inflation towards the end of the decade and the growing sense of a potential return to poverty and insecurity; our parents remembered the ’30s.

Food History

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  • 15th November 2018 at 10:01 am

    I was reminded of my first curry, eaten in the ’70s. It was in a restaurant in Ruislip Manor, which is still open. Dad had been waiting until his kids would eat something other than “the blandest thing on the menu”.

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