Food Today

Margaret Heagney

Margaret Heagney 21st July 2017 Deerpark Social Services Centre, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

Food Today

Interviewer: Clare Doyle (CD)

Interviewee: Margaret Heagney (MH)


CD: Is there any food that you don’t like?

MH: Is there anything I didn’t like? No. Well, to list from today back now, when I see my grandchildren come from school. “Mam, what’s for dinner”. We never asked that question.

CD: Did ye not?

MH: The same thing every day; bacon and cabbage every day, so therefore…

CD: You didn’t have to ask

MH: You didn’t have to ask. But now, it’s “what for dinner mam”!

CD: There’s all different things.

MH: Ah, sure look it!

CD: In some ways, there’s an awful lot of food wasted too isn’t there?

MH: There is now. We’d keep, if there was, you know, a few good potatoes left over on the table, mammy would say, “hold them now and peel them” and we’d fry them in the pan in the evening

CD: Lovely

MH: Or she’d make potato bread or there’d be something, it wouldn’t be wasted. You’d waste nothing, there was no such thing as throwing out!


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