Heritage Open Day 2021 – Edible East Anglia

The Heritage Open Day 2021 theme offers an opportunity to explore the culinary traditions and practices of our region, as documented on archive film. Home movies that reveal the culinary ceremonies of family life, memorable cinema adverts that promote our favourite foodstuffs, wartime public information films that offer novel tips to economise, and professionally made films that showcase the working lives of those that help to put food on the table. From kitchel throwing to eel catching, mustard spreading and samphire picking. East Anglia has a rich regional history of culinary traditions and industry for you to explore in the collections of the East Anglian Film Archive.