Food and eating in the UK, 1950s: what it was really like

Grateful thanks to my good friend Eleanor S. who has handed down this not-all-that-old gastronomic overview of Britain. What a long way this country has come since those days … but do any remnants still hang around in your life, if you’re here in the UK?

Food and eating in the UK, 1950s: what it was really like

In the 1950s a Big Mac was what they wore when it was raining, and a Pizza Hut was an Italian shed…

It’s only around 60 years since…

* Pasta had not been heard of.
* Curry was an unknown entity.
* Olive oil was kept in the medicine cabinet.
* Spices came from the Middle East where they believed that they were used for embalming.
* Herbs were used to make rather dodgy medicine.
* A takeaway was a mathematical problem. [Read more…]

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