Green, Bernice (15 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 15: Tape 9 Side B. Talks about where she shopped. Went to Ridley Rd market because able to buy Caribbean food. Recalls stalls run by Jewish traders and how they sourced non-native ingredients. Describes how she had to adapt their cooking to replace ingredients. Gradually more ingredients were available. Cooked with mutton rather than goat. Describes different meals when first living in UK and growing to like fish and chips. Talks about English people’s attitude to food. Describes the difference between English and Caribbean attitude to food and cooking. After working at the sewing factory BG changed jobs to earn more money and worked in Simpsons’ who made tailored clothes. Factory employed both women and men. Describes layout of the factory, working conditions and pay. Anecdote about being abused when shopping and retaliating.

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