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What did you (or your ancestors) eat back then?
May 29, 2011
1:32 am
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April 3, 2011

I know I ate a lot healthier than I did now. I think this is mainly due to less processed foods. I did however eat a lot of butter and fats, so maybe I am wrong. I did enjoy pumpernickle bread though the most!

May 29, 2011
6:41 am
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April 12, 2011

I love pumpernickel bread too! We ate fresh food mostly and that's the difference. My dad grew lots of vegetables and we picked wild brambles and apples. Everyone had an allotment and grew masses of stuff which they shared with the neighbours. The butter and milk did not have as many chemicals and preservatives as now and the "low fat" brigade had not poisoned the whole world.

May 29, 2011
11:43 am
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May 16, 2011

When my mom was alive, she was fond of telling us stories about how they grew vegetables in their backyard, picked the vegetables and used them to create meals. I think people back then did a lot of home cooking and meal preparation. Now, people depend a lot on instant food, ready-to-eat meals, canned goods, food delivery, etc. 

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