Back in Time for Dinner

Episode 1 - The 1950s

Guided by Annabel Crabb, an Aussie family goes on a time-travelling adventure to discover how the food we eat transformed the way we live and the fabric of the nation, and defined family roles - starting in post-war 1950s.

Episode 2 - The 1960s

The 1960s bring great change to Australian families. 'Housewives' start experimenting with 'exotic' new cuisines, like Chinese, and the dinner table becomes the hub of conversation about the role of young women in work and education.

Episode 3 - The 1970s

It's the 1970s in the Ferrone household and that means flared pants, moustaches and lots of orange. It's the decade of the women's movement and Carol gets a job, while Julian and Peter are introduced to the world of the 'Ocker'.

Episode 4 - The 1980s

It's the 80s, a decade of big hair and a booming economy. Our family experiences nouveau cuisine and checks out the Atkins and Pritikin diets. The coming of the microwave means the tradition of sharing a home-cooked meal begins to disappear.

Episode 5

As the last generation before constant internet connection, Julian and Sienna encouter for the first time the sound of the dial up tone piercing through Australian households. The family's palate goes on a culinary tur as they experience the changing face of Australian cuisine with the 'new' flavours of Vietnamese foods, and the 'old' wisdm of indigenous coooking. And it's high fives all around with the arrival of the dishwasher.


Episode 6 - The 2000s

The decade begins on a high note with Olympic star Liesel Jones arriving at the houe for a beef slider. Olivia is excited to plant herbs after meeting the incredible Stephanie Alexander who believes choosing better eating otins has to start with the kids. Peter has his hands full at the local cafe as coffee consumption goes crazy. Julian is in his element when he channels Heston Blumentha and makes balsamic caviar. And, with food costs escalaing, Carol is overwhelmed by her visit to Foodbank.


Episode 7 -The Future

After travelling 60 years back in time, the Ferrones forge into the future and get a glimpse of what may likely be on our plates. The family eat bugs, vegan burgers, and a meal made entirely of gummies. The dinner table becomes a melting pot for discussion around food sustainability. The virtual world makes up most of the Ferrones leisure time, and technology helps Carol and Peter with all their domestc tasks. AS their journey comes to an end, the family reflect on the impact the experiment has had on their lives. Was there a golden age of food and family?

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7 x 57 mins
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