Home economists and experts talk about the history of food. Did you know the first tin-opener was invented by the English surgical instrument maker Robert Yates in 1855? Neither did I.
Retromush has collated all the best documentaries that discuss home economics of the 60s – 80s. Take a look and see if you learn anything new.
1. Food In The 1970s – BBC Four.
A BBC Four Documentary on “the changing and consolidating of the food industry during the 70s”. Plenty of archived footage to bring back the nostalgia.
2. Home Economics Story, (1951) – Educational Video.
A documentary which explains the importance of a woman’s role in home economics.
3. The True History Of English Food – BBC Four.
Another BBC Four documentary, which looks into the past of home economics from a British perspective.
4. A History of Canned Food – An Educational Video From The 1950s.
An old school documentary, which covers the canned food history in full.
5. A People’s History: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner – BBC Four.
Part BBC Four documentary hosted by Clarissa Dickson-Wright, which covers a mostly universal outlook on the history of food and home economics.
6. Eating The Past – Why and How To Study Food History – CUNY Lecture.
Dr. Megan J. Elias gives a lecture on the importance of knowing about our westernised food history and culture.