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Heinz celebrates 150 years, British food revolution

30th April 2019
Posted by Aston Avery

Food historian, Polly Russell, has dug through a century and a half of food history to uncover the historic British food favourites, and uncover how palates have evolved.

Favourites have drastically changed over the years, starting with the likes of baked beans, which appealed to the masses in the 1920s, then shortly evolving to rissoles during the Second World War.

In the 1950s, due to American influence, the hamburger was the nation’s favourite. This was swiftly followed by the bacon butty in the 1960s, as motorways and their services started to crop up all over the country.

All in all, our food is our history and tells the story of Britain, decade by decade.

Aston spoke to food historian Polly Russell about the British food revolution.

Polly Russell interview with Aston Avery