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Dynamina
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:31:28 AM
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AUSTRALIA CUISINE IN THE FIFTIES

-Pasta was not eaten in Australia.
-Curry was a surname.
-A take-away 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 salt on or not.
-Rice was only eaten 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 being
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 only found in India.
-Cooking outside was called camping.
-Seaweed was not a recognized 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 and
charging more than petrol for it, they would have become a laughing
stock!!

=The two things that were never ever on the table in the fifties
....."Elbows and iPhones."



source: AUSDB



Epiphileon
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:42:25 AM

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Except for pasta and pizza that pretty much describes food in the eastern United States as well. Fish "sticks" I believe arrived in the late 60's or early 70's. Rice was something only at Chinese restaurants, of which there may have been two in Pittsburgh PA at that time.

ETA Oh we did have a lot of weird European foods though, as Pittsburgh was largely subdivided into ethnic neighborhoods. Galumpkis, Polish Cabbage Rolls {Galumpkis} are cabbage leaves stuffed with a mixture of ground meat, spices, and rice that are baked in a tomato sauce.
I forgot these had rice in them. Leave it to the Polacks.

BTW Before anyone throws a PC conniption, Pittsburghers commonly referred to each other as Polacks, Mics, Krauts, and Deigos, in the 50's and 60's. We were actually proud of our different heritages, but it depended on inflection as to whether it was derogatory or not.

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BobShilling
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 6:53:35 AM
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Dynamina wrote:
AUSTRALIA CUISINE IN THE FIFTIES


It was very much the same in my childhood in the 1950s in southern England.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 7:08:06 AM

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And in the north.

My mother had definite 'attitudes' about what was food for 'proper people' and what people who were 'common' might have.

Brown bread and "pig's milk" (sterilised milk - what's called "UHT" these days) was definitely only for people who were 'common as muck'.

We did eat prunes and custard occasionally.

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ozok
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 7:29:17 AM
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Back then, people thought that 'cuisine' was a French word.



just sayin'
BobShilling
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:34:25 AM
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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
We did eat prunes and custard occasionally.


Made from scratch or Bird's?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:49:12 AM

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Bird's, of course!


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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:52:42 AM

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ozok wrote:
Back then, people thought that 'cuisine' was a French word.

But French words were OK - only Americanisms were banned in school.


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