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National Kitchen Pop-Up
Thu 30 March 2017, 19:00 – 22:00 BST
We would love for you to join us as we recreate WW1 style communal eating just as it was 100 years ago.
The Real Junk Food Project Liverpool CIC has joined forces with Hope University lecturer Bryce Evans and venue Constellations to create a National Kitchen Pop-Up.
Constellations will be transformed back in time as guests are served meals made from 100 year old recipes, whilst listening to jazz and learning about the public canteens run by local workers and partly funded by government grants.
100 years ago communal feeding programmes were a fixture of Britains experience of war. National kitchens were locally adminstered as part of a major nationawide government-funded programme to alleviate food poverty and its effects. They offered simple meals at subsidised prices.
The government wanted to avoid the stigma of poverty associated with soup kitchens and hand outs, but also wanted to use volunteer run community kitchens in working class communities dealing with food shortages. "Staff had to be well dressed, cooks experienced, and customers were not be patronised as members of the deserving poor; neither could the decor be chintzy, with gramophones and pianos recommended for ambience."
Entry is at 7pm with food being served at 7.30pm
1917 fancy dress is optional.
We would love to see you there!