The Almighty History of Food – Spotlight on the 70’s

Posted on: Fri 6 Nov 2020

When you’re sitting at home eating your favourite KFC takeaway for dinner, have you ever taken a minute to think – when exactly did Australians start eating takeaway?

When did people start doing Maccas runs?

And when did Australian’s start eating more culturally diverse foods like pizza and pasta, and even Chinese food?

Well we have the answers for you! Reporter Kirstie Lovas spoke to Australian food history author, Jan O’Connell, to discuss all of the biggest and most popular food trends of the 70’s in Australia. Trust us, you’ll be surprised how many things from the 70’s you love today!

Produced by: Kirstie Lovas

Featured in story: Jan O’Connell, Australian Food History writer and author of A Timeline of Australian Food: From Mutton to Masterchef

Image credit: Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash


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