EATING 50 or 60 YEARS AGO.
Wonder if YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN MOST OF THEM.
For those who are old enough to remember – enjoy.
For the rest – it’s a history lesson…!
Very surprising how time and memory has taken its toll.
Have things really changed this much in our time?
EATING IN THE UK IN THE FIFTIES.
Pasta had not been invented.
Curry was a surname.
A takeaway was a mathematical problem.
A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower.
Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas time.
All crisps were plain; the only choice we had was whether to put
the salt on or not.
A Chinese chippy was a foreign carpenter.
Rice was a milk pudding, and never, ever part of our dinner.
A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining.
Brown bread was something only poor people ate.
Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking
Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green.
Coffee was Camp, and came in a bottle.
Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.
Only Heinz made beans.
Fish didn’t have fingers in those days.
Eating raw fish was called poverty, not sushi.
None of us had ever heard of yoghurt.
Healthy food consisted of anything edible.
People who didn’t peel potatoes were regarded as lazy.
Indian restaurants were only found in India .
Cooking outside was called camping.
Seaweed was not a recognised food.
“Kebab” was not even a word never mind a food.
Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded as being
Prunes were medicinal.
Surprisingly, muesli was readily available, it was called cattle
Pineapples came in chunks in a tin; we had only ever seen a picture
of a real one.
Water came out of the tap, if someone had suggested bottling it and
charging more than petrol for it they would have become a laughing
The one thing that we never ever had on our table in the fifties
were …….. elbows!
And very few people were overweight, let alone obese, AND we were
a lot fitter overall.
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