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Monday, January 30, 2017

Eating in the Fifties and Sixties

Another giggle from our darlin’ Ami. 

Pasta was not eaten in Australia.
Curry was a surname.
A takeaway was a mathematical problem.
A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower.
All potato crisps were plain; the only choice we had was whether to put the salt on or not.
Rice was only eaten as a milk pudding.
Calamari was called squid and we used it as fish bait.
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 they were 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.
Drinking 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!!

But the things that we never ever had on our table in the sixties…
Elbows or Phones!

Many of these were true in both the US and England but others…such eating plain white rice and as cooking outside aka grilling was definitely around in the 60’s.  Smile


  1. Replies
    1. I agree, Minelle...amazing!

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

  2. LoL Ami and Cat, my, how things change. I'm a fan of sugar and my tea leaves are never green either, and come in a bag lol


    1. I don't drink tea, Roz but the tea I have for guests is not green and comes in a bag also. Oh and I have sugar for anyone that wants it...just not cubed. ;)

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

  3. Those were the days! I bet there were fewer food allergies then. Harry and I thought we had fish fingers when we were young, so I looked it up and found they were first made in the Birdseye factory in Norfolk, England, in 1955. Thanks for sharing, Ami and Cat.
    Rosie xx

    1. You're welcome, Rosie. I remember when TV dinners were something my brother and I got as a special treat before the sitter came when my parents were going out for the evening. I agree...lot less food allergies. :)

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

  4. Cat,
    I laughed. nodded my head and laughed again reading your post. I did have "mushy peas" with my fish and chips in England. Weird combination, but delicious.

    1. I love fish and chips, Mere but never had them with mushy peas. Not sure about those since I like my veggies on the firm side. ;)

      Hugs and blessings...Cat


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