* Pasta had not been invented.
* Curry was a surname.
* Indian restaurants were only found in India .
* A Chinese chippy was a foreign carpenter.
* A Pizza Hut was an Italian shed.
* A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining.
* Olive oil was kept in the medicine cabinet
* Herbs were used to make rather dodgy medicine.
* A takeaway was a mathematical problem.
* A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower.
* 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.
* Tesco's was where poor people shopped.
* Grocers only sold food and didn't have a bank named after them.
* Coke was something that we put on the fire.
* Eating outside was a picnic.
* Cooking outside was called camping.
* Eating raw fish was called poverty, not sushi.
* A microwave was something out of a science fiction movie.
* If you ate pork & beef sausages money was tight
* Brown bread was something only poor people ate.
* Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking
* Bread and jam was a treat.
* Hors d'oeuvre was a spelling mistake.
* Fish didn't have fingers in those days.
* Ready meals only came from the fish and chip shop.
* Frozen food was called ice cream.
* Nothing ever went off in the fridge because we never had one.
* If we said that we were on a diet, we simply got less.
* Healthy food consisted of anything edible.
* People who didn't peel potatoes were regarded as lazy.
* "Kebab" was not even a word never mind a food.
* Cornflakes had arrived from America but it was obvious the 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.
* Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded as being white gold.
* We never heard of Croissants we certainly couldn't pronounce it,
* We thought that Baguettes were a problem the French needed to deal with.
* Garlic was used to ward off vampires, but never used to flavour food.
* 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.
* Food hygiene was all about washing your hands before meals.
* The one thing that we never ever had on our table in the sixties were elbows.