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    New Zealand lamb, Australian wine and sherry, sake from Japan -these are some of the hundreds of different kinds of food and drink being exhibited at the Food Fair, Sept 1 to 17, at London's Olympia hall.

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    New Zealand lamb, Australian wine and sherry, sake from Japan -these are some of the hundreds of different kinds of food and drink being exhibited at the Food Fair, Sept 1 to 17, at London's Olympia hall.

    Altogether there are 24 overseas countries exhibiting, and 100 firms from Britain.

    Foreign foods are the highlights of the Fair - Britain has never had it so good as far as food is concerned, but many Britons have no idea how many foreign dishes are readily available in British shops.

    For instance, there are new ranges of tinned curries on show - eliminating the tricky business of getting the curry just right - and also "do-it-yourself" canned Chinese foods, made in USA. Another American idea - good for TV viewers who want a quick meal without missing their favourite programmes - is the complete pre-cooked, frozen meal. Wrapped in tin foil which can be used as a plate it takes on ly a few minutes and you have a complete hot meal ready - at a price of 6/6d.

    Exotic Mexican dishes, a daily singing competition, and an exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of the food canning industry are other highlights.

    British food facts; an average British family of three in one year consumes 460 lb of bread, 800 pints of milk and 552 lb of potatoes. Also, they eat 340 lb of meat, canned, cooked or fresh, 117 lb of "veg", 740 eggs and over 28 lbs of tea.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8YV3NAY7Q19SVVZH9ZGRGGWEQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8YV3NAY7Q19SVVZH9ZGRGGWEQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/09/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
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    N/A

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