Eating in the Early Industrial Revolution
Lecture no. 26 from the course: Food: A Cultural Culinary History
Taught by Professor Ken Albala | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Food & Wine Courses
The Industrial Revolution brought far-reaching changes in food production and culture. In the British Isles, observe how the advent of industrially organized farming, urban labor, and mass production led to artificial modification of food and a decline in the quality of diet, as well as human-made disasters such as the 1840s potato famine.