The Supersizers Go... Seventies Tonight 9:00pm

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    The Supersizers Go... Seventies


    Tuesday 10 June
    9:00pm - 10:00pm
    BBC2
    Giles Coren and Sue Perkins don't just sample diets from history in this series, they really romp about in them; they frolic drunkenly in the costumes, lifestyles and freaky foodstuffs of the past until they (and we) feel so bloated we're dying to get back to the present for a quiet prawn sandwich and a diet cola. This week the retro-grub is from the 1970s, so it's fare that many viewers will remember, but it's as unfathomable as something from the 17th century. Frozen and tinned convenience foods are everywhere: Angel Delight, Smash, Crispy Pancakes ("like eating babyfood out of a hot slipper," Coren notes) . . . But there are also Fanny Cradock's garish recipes, re-created here by chef Mark Hix, who can't hide his horror at "fish sandwich cake" and a breakfast dish involving cramming bacon, eggs, mushrooms and sherry into a big loaf. Best of all, we encounter Len Deighton's Action Cook Book, which from the sound of it could make any party go with a swing.

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    Looking forward to this! Does feel weird having a history programme from a time that just feels like yesterday:eek::D
     
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    omg!!! She's wearing my anorak!!! I had that one. In fact probably still have it :D

    Did you know that we ate about 750 calories a day more than today!!:eek: but we exercised more.....remember disco dancing :D

    Obesity rates are 4.5 x higher now compared to the 70s.

    Blimey, incredible that we were eating 750 calories more a day:eek:
     
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    What memories. Could remember eating all those and often. How did i stay at 8 st during the seventies?

    Irene xx
     
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