East Midlands Food

Welcome to East Midlands Food

Welcome to East Midlands Food, part of the Renaissance East Midlands Museum Buddies project. Over the next few months I will be researching various aspects of food in the East Midlands, linking them with museum displays and objects in the region, and making the results available to as many people as possible in different formats.

Food is such a vast subject, though, that I need to narrow it down to some specific topics. For instance, we could explore the history of some of the region’s specialities like Melton pork pies, Stilton cheese, Bakewell pudding, and Lincolnshire sausages. Childhood food, including school dinners, might spark a lot of memories and suggest how things have changed over time. Other topics that spring to mind are markets and shops, wartime and rationing, eating out, food for special occasions, growing and preserving your own food, recipes, cooking and kitchen equipment. The regional folklore of food might also be worth a look, along with some examples of the numerous riots provoked in the past by shortages of food or high prices, and how these were dealt with by those in power. What would YOU like to know about food in the East Midlands? Give me an idea of some of the topics that would interest you…

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A research project that looked at various aspects of food in the East Midlands, linking them with museum displays and objects in the region, and making the results available to as many people as possible in different formats.

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