Posted: 13/12/2017 at 10:54
Just caught up with the most recent posts. I would agree there is a definite shift from around the 1970's. If anyone else watched the series Back in time for Dinner this, in a number of series charted not only the nations food habits, but also many of the social changes that went hand in hand. One of the big problems with many now would seem to be that everything is someone else's responsibility. The school / government/ THEY must do something. I think a lot of people have been given a false expectation that everything will become easier/ given to them. What happened to children learning to cook at home? They don't need to be specific lessons but if no-one is cooking from scratch at home then they won't know or learn about it. My grandchildren see their Mother Grandmothers & me cooking if they ask we show/tell them what we are doing. (They do also do this at school as well).I realised some time ago you learn more than you think just by following & watching, my father never taught me to garden as such, but I did learn most of what I know from him, I watched my mother in the kitchen too I may not be a great cook but I can put a meal on the table & mostly from ingredients I have grown.
Someone else commented much further back "what happened to common sense" the trouble is it's not as common as we might wish. Joshua is also right though we are in danger of becoming a parody if we ignore the bad bits from the past. Life expectancy has risen by more than 10 years in the last 50. I myself have survived 3 conditions 2 of which would have been classed as definitely fatal had I been born in 1903 not 1953.