ABC show 'Back in Time for Dinner' nominated for a Logie award 2019

Food for thought: The Ferrone family of Mortdale featured in the successful ABC show that took one family's experience down memory lane. The show is a finalist in this year's Logies.
Food for thought: The Ferrone family of Mortdale featured in the successful ABC show that took one family's experience down memory lane. The show is a finalist in this year's Logies.

A television show that threw one Mortdale family back into kitchens of decades gone by was a hit with audiences and is now in the running for a Logie.

Back in Time for Dinner, which aired on the ABC earlier this year, followed the Ferrone family, who gave up their modern lives and swapped their kitchen comforts for a culinary journey of a different kind.

Viewers shared the family's adventures on what it was like to live as a typical Australian household from the 1950s to current day, in a seven episode series.

Under the guidance of host and social commentator Annabel Crabb, the Ferrones bravely took a step back in time, cooking and eating food - sometimes bizarre stomach churning dishes - common in the decade they were living in.

The family of five discovered how the post-World War II revolution in the food Australians eat has transformed lifestyles and defined the roles of men and women in the past 60 years.

Their house was completely renovated each week, to reflect life of what it was like in each decade.

Among the surprise guests at the dinner table are Dawn Fraser, Stephanie Alexander, Peter Gilmore, Matt Moran, Deborah Hutton, Luke Mangan, Michelle Bridges, Adam Spencer, and June Dally-Watkins.

The show is now a finalist in the category 'most popular lifestyle program' in the TV Week Logie Awards.

It is up against Better Homes And Gardens, Gardening Australia, Selling Houses Australia, The Living Room and Travel Guides.

Carole Ferrone says they are excited to be recognised in the annual awards.

"We're up against some big commercial station shows but we have a one in six chance which is amazing for a first season ABCTV show," she said.

"The Australian audience really fell in love with my family and our time traveling journey."

The 61st TV WEEK Logie Awards will be broadcast on Channel Nine and Nine Now on June 30, with live voting for nominations in the 11 'most popular' categories opening on June 24.

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