Eating in the 60s

And has our food changed for the better?


In the 60's

Pasta was not eaten in Australia or NZ.
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 eaten solely 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 never green.
Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded as 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 found only 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, alleging it was from a spring near Geneva and charging more than petrol for it, they would have become a laughing stock.
Things that we never ever had on our table ... ELBOWS and PHONES.

And people never ate in public – HOW RUDE! (from many places on the internet)

Merry Xmas and food intolerance factsheet!