Monika Bansal
What We Will Serve You Now


During the second World War the columnist Eleanor Early promised her readers, ‘The day is coming when a women can buy a boiled dinner and carry it home in her purse,…when you will serve a girl a luncheon with dehydrated meat and potatoes…and custard made with powdered eggs and powdered milk for dessert.’

Today, and over the last half century or so, one can speak of the ‘industrialisation of eating’, as food gets ‘faster’ and households rely on dishes prepared outside the home to uniform standards.This research project that explores the excess of industrialism that needs to be reversed through food experiences. Reason and instinct are combining irresistibly to reverse them. The role of the next revolution in food history is to subvert that.