A Little nostalgia for those of us old enough to remember!

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Eating in the 50's and 60's;

Pasta was not eaten in Australia.

Curry was a surname. (still is …… ask John Major) ?

A takeaway was a mathematical problem.

A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower.

All potato chips were plain; the only choice we had was whetherto put the salt on or not.

Rice was only eaten as a milk pudding.

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.

Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded
As being white gold. Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.

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.

Prunes were medicinal.

Surprisingly, muesli was readily available, it was called cattle feed.

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 stock!!

The one thing that we never ever had on our table in the fifties and sixties..... Elbows!
 

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Nice post, I remember going to Spain (on a bus from Newcastle!) in the 1970's and my mate getting a pizza, I didn't know what it was! Wish I had never found out as I would be several stones lighter.

I still remember my first yoghurt, it was a ski brand which seemed to be the only brand available back then and I thought it was like eating sick.
 

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Not so sure about quite a few of those

We had curry and rice in the 60s, plus I'm pretty sure we had home made pizza and certainly pasta.

We didn't have potato chips, they were crisps. ;)

We had brown bread occasionally, but often it was Hovis and certainly not for poor people, as it was bloody expensive.

Fish had fingers in our house and I'm pretty sure I remember my Mum eating yoghurt.

Jacket potatoes were much loved, as were Jersey Royals in their skins.

Indian restaurants were reasonably plentiful by the sixties, certainly in London.



This I definitely agree with though, and I've found many these days seem unable to even hold a fork properly whilst slouching over the table.

The one thing that we never ever had on our table in the fifties and sixties..... Elbows!
 

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Had my first pizza around 1969 in Marina Di Carrara, near Pisa, in a real wood fired oven. It was a real authentic Italian Pizza with distinct Italian flavors.
 
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