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  Eating in the fifties *Pasta had not been invented. * Curry was a surname. * Olive oil was kept in the medicine cabinet * Spices came from the Middle East where 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. * The only vegetables known to us were spuds, peas, carrots and cabbage, * 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. * Coconuts only appeared when the fair came to town. * 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. The soup was the main meal. * Only Heinz made beans. * Leftovers went in the dog. * Special food for dogs and cats were unheard of. * 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. * For the best taste fish and chips had to be eaten out of old newspapers. * Frozen food was called ice cream. * Nothing ever went off in the fridge because we never had one. * Eating outside was a picnic. * Cooking outside was called camping. * Seaweed was not a recognised food. * Pancakes were only eaten on Pancake Tuesday * "Kebab" was not even a word never mind food. * Hot dogs were a type of sausage that only the Americans ate. * Cornflakes had arrived from America but it was obvious they would never catch on. * The phrase "boil in the bag" would have been beyond comprehension. * The idea of "oven chips" would not have made any sense at all to us. * The world had not heard of Pot Noodles, Instant Mash and Pop Tarts. * Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days and was regarded as being white gold. * Lettuce and tomatoes in winter were only found abroad. * Prunes were medicinal. * Surprisingly muesli was readily available in those days, it was called cattle feed. Water came out of the tap. If someone had suggested bottling it and charging more than gasoline for it, they would have become a laughing stock. The one thing that we never had on/at our table in the fifties...was elbows, hats and of course, cell phones! God forbid any kid was seen SITTING on the kitchen table...Daddy would say "tables are for GLASSES, not ASSES !!!!"