Eating in the UK during the 50's

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Eating in the UK during the 50's

Post by General Mackevili » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:22 am

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Re: Eating in the UK during the 50's

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:14 am

Indian restaurants were only found in India?
Londons first Indian restaurant was opened up over 200 years ago, and he also used to deliver to customers
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the first chinese restaurants opened around 1909, it was actually during the 50's that they became a popular thing

Pasta is like 1000 years old so it definitely was invented although didnt become popular in the UK until the 60's

if takeaways were only to do with maths, im not sure what people were doing with their fish and chips wrapped in newspaper lol

fish fingers were invented in the 1950s

the full list is here... http://www.ukprogressive.co.uk/british- ... 21336.html

whilst most are fairly accurate there is some that are questionable and just seems the opinion of one person rather than a collective reality of the rest of the country

probably some of its to do with how shit its worded, "such and such was not invented"... could really mean "such and such wasnt common, not around our end anyway"
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Re: Eating in the UK during the 50's

Post by Bertros » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:39 am

it's obviously just a put on.

it's just that you fell for it....

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Re: Eating in the UK during the 50's

Post by boozyoldman » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:00 am

[b] One hates to say so caddish a thing, but really & truly this is about class and - to some extent - geography:

Posh people - and those a lot poorer but still cosmopolitan and sophisticated - in London and even in Liverpool and Manchester
1 ... knew about *real* pasta and cooked it often (NOT the tinned spaghetti suitable for Arctic explorers)
2 ... cooked and ate curry
3 ... ate oranges,bananas, pineapples and even grapes throughout the year
4 ... cooked and ate rice (but NOT - at that time - brown rice)
5 ... adored Hovis and other forms of brown bread (UNSLICED)
6 ... drank green tea
7 ... drank real coffee (NOT Nescafe, deemed suitable for Arctic expeditions - like tinned spaghetti)
8 ... knew about and consumed yogurt (which makes a brief appearance in Evelyn Waugh*s novel *Handful of Dust*)
9 ... cooked with olive oil (as Elisabeth David told them to) - although even quite prosperous households remained unswervingly loyal to hideous white lard
10 ... scrubbed and cooked unpeeled potatoes, urged to do so by the aforesaid Elisabeth David

A young woman blurted out *I was raised by savages - I was nearly twenty before I had spaghetti which hadn*t come out of a f-cking tin!* [/b]
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Re: Eating in the UK during the 50's

Post by Kuroneko » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:29 am

boozyoldman wrote: 7 ... drank real coffee (NOT Nescafe, deemed suitable for Arctic expeditions - like tinned spaghetti)
Exactly, real coffee was popular and people in the UK were drinking real coffee in coffee shops well before the 1950's. The Kardomah cafes for example were a feature in many English cities, serving real coffee for quite some time.

"Kardomah Cafés were an integral part of the British High Street (as well as further afield in places like Sydney, Australia) from the Edwardian era onwards peaking in the 1960s before gradually dying out.

The last remaining cafe in the UK is perhaps the most famous Kardomah Café of them all - sited in Swansea, it was the meeting place for Dylan Thomas and his peer group of writers, artists and musicians who actually became known as The Kardomah Gang.

The cafés were an offshoot of the main business, The Kardomah Coffee Company, which was founded in Liverpool in 1845. The early 1900s saw the company start opening up cafés, including a Leeds branch on Briggate in 1908." http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/leeds/hi/pe ... 128435.stm

1930's picture of the Kardomah Cafe in Liverpool

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Re: Eating in the UK during the 50's

Post by SinnSisamouth » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:40 am

bananas first came to the uk 125 years ago

id say youre quite gullible!

i have some beans i am prepared to swap for your moto if you think you are not!

oh and the tea bag was patented in 1902 and lipton produced tea bags in 1952
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Re: Eating in the UK during the 50's

Post by kiwiincambodia » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:47 am

Don't forget about bagged milk.....

''In the United Kingdom, Sainsburys began a pilot experiment on distributing milk in bags in 2008 in conjunction with Dairy Crest.[4] It was originally targeted at 35 stores at the same price as a regular 2-imperial-pint (1.1 l) plastic bottle of milk,[5] the product was expanded through the North of England nationwide in 2010 at which point the bags retailed at a discounted price compared to traditional containers.[6]''

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Re: Eating in the UK during the 50's

Post by SinnSisamouth » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:49 am

i remember our little milk cartons at school (and maggie tried to take them away)
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Re: Eating in the UK during the 50's

Post by Kuroneko » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:10 pm

"fish didn't have fingers in those days" Actually fish fingers were introduced in1955.

On a similar vein, an interesting article here:

Noshtalgia
The British attitude to food has changed beyond all recognition in the past half century. So here's a little reminder of the people, trends, dishes and products that shaped the nation's tastebuds. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... .shopping1
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Re: Eating in the UK during the 50's

Post by Luigi » Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:33 pm

My two times in the UK & the cooking my brothers Brit wife had me wondering if Brits have taste buds.
More bland than Ruskie food.

IU'll choose Med, Latin, Thai, Southern USA any day.

As a whole Cambodian dishes suck as well.
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