Back In Time For Dinner takes one intrepid family of five on a time-travelling journey of a lifetime, as they take on iconic trends in food, design and domestic gadgetry from the 1940s through to the 1990s.
The Campus family give up their modern diets and ways of life to see first-hand how the shifting world has affected society’s eating habits and domestic lives through time. Each week, host Carlo Rota introduces the Campus’ to a new era of Canadian food, domestic trends, technological advances, world events and evolving gender dynamics.
Evocative, nostalgic and rich with detail, Back In Time For Dinner gives viewers a glimpse into Canada’s past, experienced through the unique 2018 perspective of a family on a singular adventure through time.
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The Campus family, from Southern Ontario, are embarking on this unique challenge, giving up their modern diets and ways of life for six weeks to find out how the changing world has dramatically affected societies eating habits and domestic lives over a 60-year period. Their own suburban semi-detached home will be their time machine as it’s meticulously transformed in every episode to reflect a new decade. Every detail will be accounted for from decor, to technology, to cooking garb and implements.
In their modern lives Mom Tristan, a registered nurse, and dad Aaron, a multimedia designer, share domestic responsibilities including cooking and raising their three teens: 18-year-old daughter, Valerie, 15-year-old daughter, Jessica, and 14-year-old son, Robert. This journey through time will see the whole family struggle with the rules and social structures of the past, as they explore evolving gender dynamics, the changing technology of each decade, world events and fashion.
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