CULINARY DELIGHTS – EATING IN THE 50’S by Tony Barrows

Tony Barrows (no relation) from Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom shared this nostalgic memory of what it was like to eat in the 50’s.

EATING IN THE 50’s

For those of you who are old enough to remember, enjoy.  For the rest treat it as a history lesson!  Very surprising how time and memory has taken its toll.  Have things really changed this much in our time?

 

  • 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.
  • Only Heinz made beans.
  • Eating raw fish was called poverty not sushi.
  • Pasta had not been invented.
  • Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas time
  • All crisps were plain; the only choice was whether to put salt on or not.
  • Rice was milk pudding and never part of our dinner
  • Condiments consisted of salt, pepper, vinegar and brown sauce.
  • Frozen food was called ice cream.

 

  • Prunes were medicinal.
  • None of us had heard of yogurt.
  • Curry was a surname.
  • Seaweed was not recognized as food.
  • Pineapples came in chunks in a tin; we only saw a photo of a real one.
  • ‘Kebab’ was not even a word, never mind a food.
  • Healthy food consisted of anything edible.
  • A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower.
  • Indian restaurants were found only in India.
  • A take away was a mathematical problem.
  • THE ONE THING THAT WE NEVER HAD WAS ELBOWS ON THE TABLE.