From Habit to Choice: Transformations in Family Dining Over Three Generations

  • Cathy Banwell
  • Dorothy Broom
  • Anna Davies
  • Jane Dixon
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Abstract

Changes in family dining are explored in  Chap. 3, focusing in particular on the meal that Australians have most consistently eaten together: the evening meal. The plain and predictable food that older Australians (the Lucky Generation) remember consuming has given way to meals that are full of variety and the influences of European and Asian culinary cultures. While family meals are still held in high regard, modern Australian families struggle to maintain them in the face of individualised food preferences and schedules that make it increasingly difficult to achieve commensality.

Keywords

Baby Boomer Evening Meal Family Meal Special Occasion Brussel Sprout 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cathy Banwell
    • 1
  • Dorothy Broom
    • 1
  • Anna Davies
    • 1
  • Jane Dixon
    • 1
  1. 1.National Center for Epidemiology & Population HealthAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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