This week, my radio documentary airs on CBC Radio One’s The Doc Project! The Science of Everyday Life is about the women of ATCO’s Blue Flame Kitchen — the only home service department still based out of a North American utility company.
While the Kitchen is now the only one around, home service departments used to be the standard for many if not most companies, from department stores to utility providers. In this doc, I delve deep in to the history of the Blue Flame Kitchen’s 85 years of service and try to figure out how this one has survived — and what that means for the people who use it. Oh, and I eat a lot of delicious baked goods!