8 HANDY TIPS MINISTRY OF FOOD & list war cookery leaflets

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8 HANDY TIPS MINISTRY OF FOOD & list war cookery leaflets

Postby wargarden » June 10th, 2019, 2:57 pm

British comedy about food when it matter.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/8-handy- ... ry-of-food

WAR COOKERY LEAFLET INDEX
1 OATMEAL
2 CHEAPER CUTS OF MEAT
3 POTATOES
4 CARROTS
5 SALADS
6 GREEN VEGETABLES
7 SOUPS
9 fuel saving and recipes
10 YOUR CHILDREN'S FOOD IN WARTIME
11 DRIED EGGS
12 CHEESE
13 PUDDINGS AND SWEETS
14 YOUR VITAMIN ABCD
15 SUGGESTIONS FOR BREAKFAST
16 PICKLES & CHUTNEY
17 JAM MAKING
18 HIGH TEAS AND SUPPERS
19 MAKING FAT RATION GO FURTHER
20 SOUPS,BROTHS AND STEWS
22 FRUIT BOTTLING WITHOUT SUGAR
23 MAKING THE MOST OF THE SUGAR
24 WAR COOKERY LEAFLET-DRYING & SALTING
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Re: 8 HANDY TIPS MINISTRY OF FOOD & list war cookery lesafle

Postby earthmaiden » June 19th, 2019, 9:16 am

I've enjoyed watching this.
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Re: 8 HANDY TIPS MINISTRY OF FOOD & list war cookery lesafle

Postby Ratatouille » June 19th, 2019, 12:42 pm

Very interesting. I have a collection of war-time cookery leaflets and books. Most were Mum's and I was a war baby

It does make you think though that folk might not know what to do with a herring.
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Re: 8 HANDY TIPS MINISTRY OF FOOD & list war cookery lesafle

Postby earthmaiden » June 19th, 2019, 2:07 pm

My grandmother trained to be a Rural Domestic Economist during the war. She was brought up in south London and had lived much of her adult life in the middle of Brighton but her job was to lecture to rural women on how to make the best of what they had in the way of ingredients (preparing the less popular meats, bottling etc. this included not just women who might have had servants before the war but village WIs, farmer's wives etc. You'd have thought it'd be like teaching your granny to suck eggs but most needed the information. That has always surprised me.

I suspect that in a lot of areas, fresh fish was either not readily available or not considered 'mans' food for a main meal.
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Postby wargarden » June 20th, 2019, 5:14 pm

the lack of fresh fish was because fish was landed at closest port to save fuel and to prevent spoilage and waste.
Also canned and salted fish like cod and haddock did not need refrigeration or to be kept on ice.
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