Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkOther - Food & Drink · 1 decade ago

what kind of food did they eat in the 1970's?

please let me know

15 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    One food trend during the 70's was Fondue. People would buy fondue pots, which held melted cheese for dipping bread or hot oil which raw meat was dipped into with long forks.

    They would have fondue parties and play Twister.

    Before microwave ovens were invented, crock pots were popular in the 70's, which cooked food all day so a hot meal was ready when you got home.

    Also, Hamburger Helper hit it's peak during the 70's. At first there were only a few varieties, you took a pound of ground beef and had a meal. Now there are dozens of types of Hamburger Helper, as well as Tuna helper, but it's not as popular as it was in the 70's.

    And candies like Pop Rocks, Zotz, and Clark bars were popular.

    And NBC's "Saturday Night at The Movies" wasn't complete without a bowl of burnt Jiffy Pop stove-top popcorn to eat.

  • 1 decade ago

    In the 70's we saw an influx of some old favs but "new and improved". Big portioned versions of tv dinners, and foods you could cook in this new fangled invention called a microwave oven. We couldn't all have a microwave because they cost $1200 at Sears.(big bucks in those days)

    The big craze was fondue. The fondue pot was the gift of choice for weddings and showers.

    Basic steak and green salads were common restaurant items. Julia Child was informing the country of how to cook French food.

  • 1 decade ago

    Citizens of the 1970's lived completly on a diet of Fondue, Pop Rocks, and Harvey Wallbangers.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Betty Crocker was a big influence then. They put out a nice red, loose-leaf cookbook that captured all the popular recipes of the time. Most of it was just simple, home style foods that most people liked. Like meatloaf or fried chicken. We weren't diet conscious yet.

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  • 4 years ago

    your height is determined by genetics, NOT food. Eating a healthy diet will allow you to reach your full potential but that potential is dictated by your genes. If you want to know how tall you will be when you are finished growing, look to your parents. If growing taller could be managed by special diet, don't you think the dwarfs in the world would have already tried it??

  • 1 decade ago

    More home cooking, people didn't eat out as much and there wasn't as many fast food restaurants then.

  • 1 decade ago

    If you are talking about the American public in general....nothing much different from now. I would say there were fewer restaurants in general and specifically fewer "ethnic" restaurants such as Sushi places, thai food, Indian food, etc. There was somewhat less pre-packaged food....although kraft mac and cheese was around as well as a kraft boxed spaghetti dinner.

    Source(s): I was between the ages of 1 and 10 in the 70s
  • 1 decade ago

    Google this phrase "food trends 1970s" and be sure to use the quotation marks

  • Lee
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Ann Lander's meatloaf recipe.

    Ask your folks.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    food that the 1960's didnt eat....

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