Delicious Italian Style Spaghetti 1950s American Diner Sign
Hard to believe today, but spaghetti and red sauce was a culinary adventure in most non-Italian households in the 1950s. Many Americans were reluctant to try Italian food, being fearful of consuming excessive amounts of garlic and olive oil. This diner sign reassured customers that the dish had been adapted for American tastes. The sauce was probably made from a can of tomato paste but it was cheap and tasty. Twirl your forks!