Tinned British produce from the early 1930s. Picture: Alamy
Jason Wordie
Opinion

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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Why elegant dinner tables of colonial times were laden with tinned food

A lack of fresh produce as well as hygiene concerns meant most meals were made from processed imported foodstuffs that would then be jazzed up with chutneys, mustard, pickles and any manner of relish

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Tinned British produce from the early 1930s. Picture: Alamy
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