With all the Royal wedding excitement and patriotic street parties that have been happening all over the country I was reminded of a BBC series that was shown a few years ago called Supersizers Go... It was a series hosted by Sue Perkins (comedienne) and Giles Coran (food critic) where they tested the diets for various eras by living on them for a week.
This is a look back at an era which is supposed to be lighthearted and fun, to highlight some of the health benefits of theses diets. But I have to say, though I loved the series and their silly chemistry, I found their apparent lack of respect for the era they are re-living got a tad irritating. There is an element of mickey taking which I found a little grating at times; I guess this is what makes their relationship and the show work. Perhaps it just further highlights just how difficult life could be back then and how lucky we are to have the choices we do now, or perhaps I'm just feeling far too protective of an era I have a huge respect for?! I suppose their style is a bit like some of the wartime food not always appealing, but it does the job!
That said it is definitely worth a watch as it brought to light (for me at least) a few new and interesting facts I had not known before and it has Mike Brown Author of 'The 1940s Look' sharing his some of his vast knowledge on the era.