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Ministry of Food Thrifty Wartime Ways to Feed Your Family Today by Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall, Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)

Ministry of Food Thrifty Wartime Ways to Feed Your Family Today

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I’ve always been intrigued by the ingenuity displayed by the WWII housewife and that make-do and mend philosophy is particularly apt for today and the point that’s really salient, became healthier with making do with less. In The Ministry of Food you can find a good mix of gardening and kitchen advice and recipes with a generous sprinkling of historical background, well illustrated with reproductions from the 1940’s.

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Ministry of Food Thrifty Wartime Ways to Feed Your Family Today by Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall, Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)

When war broke out in 1939, the government created the Ministry of Food to help families make the most of wartime rations. Today, in the face of rising food prices, a real obesity problem and ever increasing food miles, The Ministry of Food shows how we can all survive the credit crunch with a bit of wartime wisdom and ingenuity.

About the Author

Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall is an award-winning garden designer and author of the bestselling Gardening Made Easy, as well as The Good Granny Guide and The Good Granny Cookbook. Born as the Second World War broke out, Jane experienced rationing first hand and remembers eating delicious food conjured from limited ingredients together with what could be grown in the garden or gathered in field and hedgerow. Jane lives in Gloucestershire.

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30th November 1999


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