How to eat like a Victorian

Published 1st November 2016

Although the Victorians faced many public health problems there is a possibility that they actually ate more healthily than us. Over the last few months Michael Mosley has been making a series in which a group of volunteers have been living in a reconstructed Victorian slum. 

Although the volunteers had a tough time they didn't have to put up with the wide range of lethal microbes that killed so many in London's East End in the mid-Victorian period. Nor was their food quite as unpalatable as it would have been then.

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