The fifties

Excerpts from a 1950s cookbook. Prepare yourself: Take 15 minutes to rest so you will be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your makeup, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh looking. He has just been with a lot of work-wary people. Be a little gay and a little more interesting. His boring day may need a lift. Listen to him: You may have a dozen things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Make the evening his: Never complain if he does not take you out to dinner or to other places of entertainment. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure, his need to be home and relax. The goal: Try to make your home a place of peace and order where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit. Involved: Celine Sagenes, Lene Merethe Myra, Marte Djupesland, Erin Egeberg


Prepare yourself: Take 15 minutes to rest so you will be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your makeup, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh looking. He has just been with a lot of work-wary people.
 Be a little gay and a little more interesting. His boring day may need a lift.

Listen to him:
You may have a dozen things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time.
Make the evening his: Never complain if he does not take you out to dinner or to other places of entertainment. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure, his need to be home and relax.

The goal: Try to make your home a place of peace and order where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.
Involved: Celine Sagenes, Lene Merethe Myra, Marte Djupesland, Erin Egeberg
Back to Top