Food Glorious Food
To 25 April 2011
- A delicious helping of foodie memories from field to fork!
- Everyone has childhood memories of food, be it their mum’s cooking, school dinners or being told to ‘eat your greens’. Food Glorious Food, a highly interactive exhibition with lots of sound recordings and hands on areas, opens on Saturday 29 January and will look at food’s place in British culture.
- Food – how we grow it, prepare it and eat it – is at the very heart of our society. What we eat, when, and who we share it with reflects who we are and forms a large part of our daily lives.
- Food Glorious Food will draw on The British Library’s vast oral history archive and interviews with people from across the regions to look at what’s gone from our farms into our shopping trolleys and onto our plates over the last fifty years. From the influence of rationing, through the post-war expansion of world flavours, to our present crusade against fast food and focus on nutrition, this interactive exhibition will show how the nation’s changing relationship with food reflects the concerns of the age.
- Budding cooks of all ages can enjoy the eclectic displays of labour saving gadgets, historic culinary devices and unusual recipes, before delving into the larder, stocked with interesting food stories and nostalgic packaging. Little green fingers will be kept busy in the vegetable patch play area, while the Food Forum will showcase footage from the British Pathe archive and allow visitors to share their own food likes, dislikes, recipes and memories.
MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD GENERAL INFORMATION
The V&A Museum of Childhood is open daily 10.00 – 17.45, last admission 17.30.
The nearest underground station is Bethnal Green (Central Line).