EATING IN THE FIFTIES
· Pasta had not been invented. It was macaroni or spaghetti.
· Curry was a surname.
· A take-away was a mathematical problem.
· Pizza? Sounds like a leaning tower somewhere.
· Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas time.
· All chips were plain.
· 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.
· Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.
· Chickens didn't have fingers in those days.
· None of us had ever heard of yogurt.
· Healthy food consisted of anything edible.
· Cooking outside was called camping.
· Seaweed was not a recognized food.
· 'Kebab' was not even a word, never mind a food.
· Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days and was regarded as being white gold.
· Prunes were medicinal.
· Surprisingly muesli was readily available. It was called cattle feed.
· 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 gasoline for it they would have become a laughing stock.
· The one thing that we never ever had on our table in the fifties . . . were our elbows.