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Eating in the 1950s





In the 50s Pasta was not eaten in Australia


Curry was not heard of. It’s so mouth-watering.


It’s a name of the Nobel Prized Laureate scientist Madam Marie Curie. The very well-known French-Polish lady won the coveted prize in 1911. She was a pioneer scientist in the discovery of Radioactivity.



A pizza was something of a leaning tower in Italy,

not something edible.


All potato chips were clean and simple.

The only choice we had was to add

salt or other wise.


Rice was eaten as a pudding in the West and US.

It had been stable food for the East

 since many centuries ago.



A Big Mac was something one wore when it was raining.


Only poor people ate brown bread during

those difficult years.


Oil was used as lubricant. Cooking Oil was known as fat.


Fat – was meant for cooking;

not referring to  those obese people.


Tea was made in a teapot and was never green.


Cube sugar was regarded as posh. Sugar enjoyed

a good press reporting those days.


Fish didn’t grow fingers during those days.


Eating raw fish was called poverty, not sushi.


Yoghurt had not been known widely yet.


People who didn’t like peeling potatoes were considered lazy!


Indian restaurants were found only in India. That’s in the 50s.

This one is one of the top-rated Indian restaurant in East London.


Eating outside the home was known as camping.


Seaweed wasn’t recognised as a kind of food.


 ”Kebab” wasn’t even a word, never mind a kind of food.


Prunes was considered a kind of medication.


Muesli had been used as cattle feed since decades……


………not baby health supplement.


It’d be considered unscrupulous to

bottle drinking water for sale. And if anyone foolish enough

to buy and consume, he/she would be a laughing stock!


The one thing we never had was “elbow” on the table. The parents were vigilante against children doing that. It was bad manners, they claimed.  

 

Many thanks to Ron Lim for sharing.

 



Alan CY Kok           



 

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