Creative Voucher Scheme
Creative Belly & University of Roehampton
Ben Spalding, Creative Belly
Dr Joshua Abrams, University of Roehampton
Cooking in Time: World Dinners 1970/1980/1990/2000/2010/2020
Event company Creative Belly, fronted by head chef Ben Spalding, has been partnered with Dr Joshua Abrams from University of Roehampton to explore how culinary performance has varied over time. Project Cooking In Time created a series of events focused on the living exploration of historical culinary changes.
While not always immediately recognised as part of the cultural industries, the culinary arts are a clear expression of creative exploration tightly connected to other developments and practices across the arts and humanities. The project focused on the rapidity of change in British culinary traditions over the past fifty years. Seeking to understand questions of popularity and the changing landscape of culinary style. A tight focus on developments since the 1960s was used to explore how Britain has quickly moved from a reputation as a culinary wasteland to one of the greatest food cities in the world.
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