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by jraffan
posted 02/12/2013

Charting Sydney’s development from colony to cosmopolitan city through “its stomach” …

An in-depth look at Sydney’s food culture from 1788 to the 1950s through the exhibition ‘Eat Your History: A Shared Table’.

Jane Raffan chats with Scott Hill, curator from Sydney Living Museums, about Sydney’s rise from convict colony to cosmopolitan city through revelations about the behind-the-scenes and goings-on in kitchens and dining rooms of prominent houses and families from colonial times through to the 1950s.

The exhibition claims that “The way to a city’s heart is through its stomach”, and invites us to take a fascinating stroll through eight historic homes, from the farmhouse-kitchen comforts of Elizabeth Farm to the splendour of Regency dining at Elizabeth Bay House and the atomic-age modernity of the Rose Seidler House kitchen.

Interview I

Interview II

Eat Your History

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