DINNER IN THE
Pasta had not
been invented. It was macaroni or spaghetti.
Curry was a
Takeout was a
like a leaning tower somewhere.
oranges only appeared at Christmas time.
chips were plain.
was a milk pudding, and never, ever part of main course.
A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining.
Brown bread was
something only poor people ate.
was for lubricating, fat was for cooking.
was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green.
Cubed sugar was
regarded as pretty fancy.
have fingers in those days.
of us had ever heard of yogurt.
consisted of anything edible.
was called camping.
Seaweed was not
a recognized food.
'Kebab' was not
even a word, never mind a food.
Sugar enjoyed a
good press in those days, and
Was regarded as being white gold.
muesli was readily available. It was called cattle feed.
in chunks in a can; we had only ever seen a
Picture of a real one.
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 things that we
Never ever had
On/at our table
In the fifties...