Green, Bernice (2 of 25). Food: From Source to Salespoint

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  • Subjects

    Caribbean cuisine; Caterers

  • Recording date

    2001-01-08, 2001-01-19, 2001-01-30, 2001-02-06, 2002-01-21, 2001-02-27, 2001-03-05, 2001-03-13

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, Leicester

  • Interviewees

    Green, Bernice, 1937- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Russell, Polly (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 2: Tape 2 Side B. Continues talking about chores. Responsible for lighting fire from aged eight. Describes breakfast and how this was made. Describes people selling food at school. Mentions school dinner. Bought lunch from food stalls set up outside the school. Describes food eaten. When she returned from school BG’s job was to take grass for animals to the shed after it had been delivered. Continues describing chores and father’s role in the house. Talks about discipline and being youngest child. Anecdote about learning dress making but taking job instead of attending classes. Punished for deceiving family. Talks about job. Kept job until she left for UK. Describes step-mother who she called ‘Mardi’ (MD). Describes father. Describes mother. Talks about her mother’s reactions when BG left for UK. Mother had ten children and owned a shop.

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