Scattered throughout the food and diet literature is the suggestion that to ensure optimal health we should return to the eating patterns before the 1960s, and in fact the diets of our ancestors.

The implied take-way message is that we should return to eating basic food. I wondered whether this could be true and decided to investigate. These are the links where I explore the food history of my own ancestors.

  1. Introduction …’eat the way your great, great grandparents ate and you’ll live a long life …’
  2. The mother country – England in the middle ages
  3. The rise of the British empire.