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Remember those days?
« on: December 04, 2012, 02:40:58 PM »
EATING IN THE UK IN THE SIXTIES
Pasta had not been invented
Curry was an unknown entity.
Olive oil was kept in the medicine cabinet
Spices came from the Middle East where we believed that they were used for embalming
Herbs were used to make rather dodgy medicine.
A takeaway was a mathematical problem.
A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower.
Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas time. - not necessarily during a world war!
The only vegetables known to us were spuds, peas, carrots and cabbage, anything else was regarded as being a bit suspicious.
All crisps were plain; the only choice we had was whether to put the salt on or not.
Condiments consisted of salt, pepper, vinegar and brown sauce if we were lucky.
Soft drinks were called pop.
Coke was something that we mixed with coal to make it last longer.
A Chinese chippy was a foreign carpenter.
Rice was a milk pudding, and never, ever part of our dinner.
A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining.
A Pizza Hut was an Italian shed.
A microwave was something out of a science fiction movie.
Brown bread was something only poor people ate.
Oil was for lubricating your bike not for cooking, fat was for cooking
Bread and jam was a treat.
Tea was made in a teapot using loose leaves, not bags.
The tea cosy was the forerunner of all energy saving devices
Tea had only one colour, black. Green tea was not British.
Coffee was only drunk when we had no tea... and then it was Camp, and came in a bottle.  Very nice as a change - I still drink it!
Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.
Figs and dates appeared every Christmas, but no one ever ate them.
Sweets and confectionery were called toffees.
Coconuts only appeared when the fair came to town.
We believed Black puddings were mined in Bolton Lancashire.
Jellied eels were peculiar to Londoners.
Salad cream was a dressing for salads, mayonnaise did not exist
Hors d'oeuvre was a spelling mistake.
The starter was our main meal.
Soup was a main meal.
The menu consisted of what we were given, and was set in stone.
Only Heinz made beans, any others were impostors.
Leftovers went in the dog.
Special food for dogs and cats was unheard of.
Sauce was either brown or red.
Fish was only eaten on Fridays.
Fish didn't have fingers in those days.
Eating raw fish was called poverty, not sushi.
Ready meals only came from the fish and chip shop.
Fish and chips were eaten out of old newspapers
with lashings of salt & vinegar.
Frozen food was called ice cream.
Nothing ever went off in the fridge because nobody had one.
Ice cream only came in one colour and one flavour.
None of us had ever heard of yoghurt.
Jelly and blancmange was only eaten at parties.
If we said that we were on a diet, we simply got less.
Healthy food consisted of anything edible.
All food had to have the ability to stick to your ribs.
Calories were mentioned but they had nothing at all to do with food.
The only criteria concerning the food that we ate were ... did we like it and could we afford it.
People who didn't peel potatoes were regarded as lazy.
Indian restaurants were only found in India .
A seven course meal had to last a week
Brunch was not a meal.
Cheese only came in a hard lump.
If we had eaten bacon lettuce and tomato in the same sandwich we would have been certified
A bun was a small cake.
A tart was a fruit filled pastry, not a lady of horizontal pleasure.
The word" Barbie" was not associated with anything to do with food.
Eating outside was called a picnic.
Cooking outside was called camping.
Seaweed was not a recognised food.
Offal was only eaten when we could afford it.
Eggs only came fried or boiled.
Hot cross buns were only eaten at Easter time.
Pancakes were only eaten on Pancake Tuesday - in fact in those days it was compulsory.
"Kebab" was not even a word never mind a food.
Hot dogs were a type of sausage that only the Americans ate.
Cornflakes had arrived from America but it was obvious that they would never catch on.
The phrase "boil in the bag" would have been beyond our realms of comprehension.
The idea of "oven chips" would not have made any sense at all to us.
The world had not yet benefited from weird and wonderful things like Pot Noodles, Instant Mash and Pop Tarts.
We bought milk and cream at the same time in the same bottle.
Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded as being white gold.
Lettuce and tomatoes in winter were just a rumour.
Most soft fruits were seasonal except perhaps at Christmas.
Prunes were medicinal.
Surprisingly muesli was readily available in those days, it was called cattle feed.
Turkeys were definitely seasonal.
Pineapples came in chunks in a tin; we had only ever seen a picture of a real one.
We didn't eat Croissants in those days because we couldn't pronounce them, and we didn't know what they were
We thought Baguettes were a serious problem the French needed to deal with.
Garlic was used to ward off vampires, but never used to flavour bread, a wise addition to baggage when visiting Whitby.
Water came out of the tap, if someone had suggested bottling it and charging treble for it they would have become a laughing stock.                                         
Food hygiene was all about washing your hands before meals.
Campylobacter, Salmonella, E.coli, Listeria, and Botulism were all called "food poisoning."                                       
Another thing we never had on our table was elbows.
And if we saw someone in the kitchen doing Flambe' we would call the fire brigade.

 
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Re: Remember those days?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 05:51:04 PM »
No wonder you oldies have grown up like you have, what a misserable existance it must have been in the " olden days " ???
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Re: Remember those days?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 07:00:25 PM »
That's what made men of us mate, not like the excuses for human beings that's in existence now, if there was ever a worldwide famine I guarantee your lot would be the first to crumble.

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Re: Remember those days?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 07:33:29 PM »
Dont count me in that Chicco I loved my childhood as poor as we were!

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Re: Remember those days?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012, 07:38:13 PM »
My grandad used to always go on about how, in the old days, people could leave their back doors open.
Which is probably why his submarine sank. ???
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Re: Remember those days?
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2012, 07:47:11 PM »
I remember the good old days when I used to sit and reminisce ::) ::)
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Re: Remember those days?
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2012, 11:42:50 AM »
Everyone always has, and presumably, always will, quote the "Good Old Days", nothing new ,in THAT !
What is interesting is, how despite all the `advances`made, Mother Nature ALWAYS has the last word, Man on Moon/Mars or whatever, Earthquakes,Typhoons,Floods, Melting Ice Caps, U name `em,. `Umans are puny in comparison, but wo`nt admit it,
They go n fighting `reliigious` wars,  bickering over land, killing each other for no reason, paint masterpieces, write wonderful books, and superb music, and yet cannot ,learn to live amicably one with the other !   
`Umans is odd, VERY !
Harry