However apples and pears should be approached with caution, because ‘fruit causes some embarrassment.’ 'The rules of correct procedure vary,' the magazine warned.
''There are certain foods which are eaten in a manner entirely different from others.
Teenagers in the 1950's are so iconic that, for some, they represent the last generation of innocence before it is "lost" in the sixties.
When asked to imagine this lost group, images of bobbysoxers, letterman jackets, malt shops and sock hops come instantly to mind.
Images like these are so classic, they, for a number of people, are "as American as apple pie." They are produced and perpetuated by the media, through films like .
Because of these entertainment forums, these images will continue to be a pop cultural symbol of the 1950's.
After the second World War, teenagers became much more noticeable in America (Bailey 47).
Their presence and existence became readily more apparent because they were granted more freedom than previous generations ever were. They were given a chance to redefine the ways things were done in America.
Both sexes become accustomed to the other at early ages which is very conducive to the practice of dating (Merrill 61).
For instance, asparagus is one of the few foods which can be eaten with fingers.
And it wasn’t just dessert which could cause a problem, the magazine steered women away from fish because it could be ‘difficult to manage’ and when the meal was over, they were reminded it was ‘bad taste’ to leave lipstick marks on a cup.
This video depicts an alternate decade – a fantasy decade – of what we wish the ’50s were really like.
The magazine warned certain foods, such as celery, could ‘quite correctly be eaten with the hands’.