Retro relating to, reviving, or being the styles and especially the fashions of the past : fashionably nostalgic or old-fashioned <a retro look>

I guess this means retro represents any historic style and being that it’s based on nostalgia it is also completely subjective. Retro food for me is 1970s and early 80s – it’s my mum’s fondue set, pigs in blankets and devil’s on horseback, a cheese log rolled in chopped nuts, prawn cocktails and wobbly mountains of unnaturally coloured and flavoured jelly.

This month we’ve carefully selected retro recipes worth reviving – from traditional English crumpets to spaghetti pizzas to sago pudding.  Some have been completely made over and others have kept their quirky charm.

Additionally these humble classics are extremely cost effective, so you can keep on saving for that new view master!