What Are You Eating?

I made a brief appearance this evening in the first episode of a new six-part series on RTÉ 1 called What Are You Eating? Presented by Philip Boucher-Hayes, the programme takes a look at processed foods and asks if people really know what goes into the food they’re eating. 

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You can watch the programme in full here; I appear very briefly around [02:20]. Please note, the programme is available on the RTÉ player for a limited time only.

My interview preparation drew on the research I’ve been conducting into domestic / household management by Irishwomen in the 1960s. I’ve previously blogged here about the advent of the refrigerator, which was noted to have become a ‘necessity from the economic and health viewpoint’ rather than a ‘luxurious addition’ to the kitchen. You can find that post here.

Published by Dr Ciara Meehan

I am Head of History and Reader in History at the University of Hertfordshire. I am the author of 'The Cosgrave Party: a History of Cumann na nGaedheal, 1923-1933' (Royal Irish Academy, 2010) and 'A Just Society for Ireland? 1964-1987' (Palgrave, 2013). I also co-edited 'A Formative Decade: Ireland in the 1920s' (Irish Academic Press, 2015) and 'Perceptions of Pregnancy from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century' (Palgrave, 2017).

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