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Watch How American Family Dinners Have Evolved Since 1915

November 12, 2015

Go set the table — it's dinnertime.

Though every family's dining routine is different, video production company Mode managed to find some common themes amongst American dinner tables.

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Their most recent short film shows how family dinner has evolved over the last 100 years by highlighting popular options from each decade. The historically-minded foodie's dream starts off in 1915 with classic beef and potatoes, travels through time with some not-so-stellar looking plates (creamed chipped beef, anyone?) and concludes with today's most beloved dish: grilled salmon over quinoa and kale salad, of course!

While some of their dinner recaps are spot on, others are a little more subjective. As a child of the 90s, I can totally attest to the popularity of Taco Tuesday, but I don't remember the early 2000s being particularly sushi-centric. Regardless, the video is a fun take on how American palettes have transformed over time.

So sit back, grab a TV dinner, and watch 100 years of eating unfold.

h/t Eater

Screengrab via Youtube/ Mode

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Emma Loewe
Emma Loewe
mbg Sustainability + Health Director

Emma Loewe is the Sustainability and Health Director at mindbodygreen and the author of Return to Nature: The New Science of How Natural Landscapes Restore Us. She is also the co-author of The Spirit Almanac: A Modern Guide To Ancient Self Care, which she wrote alongside Lindsay Kellner.

Emma received her B.A. in Environmental Science & Policy with a specialty in environmental communications from Duke University. In addition to penning over 1,000 mbg articles on topics from the water crisis in California to the rise of urban beekeeping, her work has appeared on Grist, Bloomberg News, Bustle, and Forbes. She's spoken about the intersection of self-care and sustainability on podcasts and live events alongside environmental thought leaders like Marci Zaroff, Gay Browne, and Summer Rayne Oakes.