I saw this posted on Facebook and thought it was good enough to share. The original title was about eating in the UK in the fifties, but I think this could easily extend to the sixties.
I haven’t included the whole list here – just the things that I remember most.
Do you remember when?
Pasta was something foreign
Olive oil was kept in the medicine cabinet
Spices came from the Middle East where they were used for embalming
Herbs were used to make rather dodgy medicine
Take away was a mathematical problem
Pizza was something to do with a leaning tower in Italy
All crisps were plain, and the only choice was whether to open the little blue twist of paper and sprinkle the salt on or not
Coke was something we put on the fire
Rice was a pudding and never part of our main course
A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining
Oil was for lubricating things, fat was for cooking
Bread and jam was a treat
Cubed sugar was regarded as posh
Coconuts only appeared when the fair came to town
None of us had ever heard of yoghurt
People who didn’t peel potatoes were regarded as lazy
Indian restaurants were restaurants in India
Eating outside was called a picnic
Cooking outside was called camping
Hot dogs were a type of sausage that only the Americans ate
Do these bring back memories for anyone else? Of course, I’m far too young to remember the fifties, or the sixties. 😉