Me and My Big Mouth by Jan O'ConnellME AND MY BIG MOUTH

Living through Australia’s food revolution

If Marchant’s lemonade was so sparkalarkalarkaling why isn’t it around any more? How do you make a genuine Cornish pasty and why can’t you call it that? Did Australia’s “Mad Men” live and lunch like their American ad agency counterparts? Why did Kathmandu cafés do such a roaring trade in chocolate cake in the 1970s? And how did two giant supermarket chains become such a big part of our lives?

These and other burning questions are answered in Me and My Big Mouth, a personal account of how Australian food has changed in the baby-boomers’ lifetime. It’s the story of a generation that can remember life before pizza – a generation that has seen the demise of the local grocer and, decades later, the resurrection of the small local deli.

As well as taking a nostalgic look at growing up in the 1950s and ’60s, this memoir gives you an insider’s view of the “Mad Men” era of Australian advertising – a time when lunches were long and liquid, television was the new medium, and jingles were all the rage. It embarks on various culinary journeys – on the hippy-trail from Kathmandu to London, in the old cities of Europe and around Australia’s perimeter – and finally comes to rest in country New South Wales.

Accompanied by generous helpings of tasty trivia, it’s a story of technology, discovery and social change. You can order a soft cover copy (allow a little time for shipping) or buy it from the Kindle Store as an eBook. To buy the book,   just follow these links:

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