Oundle & District U3A Monthly Meeting
Sharn Matthews: When Olive Oil was just for Earache
Today most of us take for granted a wide range of ingredients, manufactured products and recipes. It is easy to forget how much we eat has changed along with the way that we buy, store and cook over the past 100 years. From the invention of frozen food to microwaves, from cooking with leftovers as part of a weekly plan to saving the planet, from rare meals out and exotic world cuisines to takeaway staples and vegetarian diets, from economic necessity to lifestyle choice… Relax and reminisce about how we got to eating as we do.
Sharn Matthews has been volunteering in museums for over 40 years (including currently at Oundle Museum) and was a professional Costume Curator. Her interest in food history arose from reading her mother’s comprehensive Book of Household Management and realising how lucky we were to have modern inventions on our side.