Green, Bernice (19 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 19: Tape 12 Side A. Talks about attitudes towards eating meat during Foot and Mouth crisis and healthy eating. Anecdote about step-mother’s attitude towards feeding children. Details family meals when children young. Describes tradition of eating Sunday dinner with family, importance of manners, presentation of food and conversation. Talks about tradition of Caribbean ‘Partner Schemes’. Anecdote about working in paint factory where she met husband. Worked at London Transport bus company 1967. Continued working when children were born. After second child stayed home and worked in the evenings. Talks about financial pressures. After third child stayed at home for ten months then worked at Prince of Wales hospital as an orderly in the evenings. Worked serving food, washing up and cleaning kitchen. Anecdote about working for private patients in private ward and wages. Worked at Skinners Girl School as home economist assistant. Talks about duties involved – shopping, measuring ingredients, washing-up. (Tape battery runs out and interrupts recording half way through).

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