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Eating For Victory

Extent: 160 pages

Size: 198x129mm

Publication Date:

Price: £9.99

ISBN: 9781782430261

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

The period of wartime food rationing is now regarded as a time when the nation was at its healthiest. Food rationing was introduced in January 1940 after food shipments were attacked by German U-boat 'Wolf Packs'. The first food items to be rationed were butter, sugar, bacon and ham, with restrictions also placed on meat, fish, jam, biscuits, cheese, eggs and milk.
The leaflets reproduced in Eating for Victory were distributed by the Ministry of Food and advised the general public on how to cope with these shortages. Typical contents included: recipes for steamed and boiled puddings; tips on how to use and prepare green vegetables; hints about how to reconstitute dried eggs and use them as though they were fresh.
Eating for Victory
is a great gift book offering a nostalgic look at one of the hardest and yet perhaps healthiest times in history; it is also a relevant guide on healthy eating for today.

Publication Date: 07/08/2014

Price: £5.99

ISBN: 9781782433040

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

About the Author

'Various authors' refers to a collaboration between authors carefully selected by Michael O'Mara Books.


  • 'delightful', Sunday Times Style
  • 'Keep it handy in your kitchen and learn how to bottle tomatoes, render fat and use up old crusts', The Times, Erica Wagner
  • 'Buy it... it contains the most efficient diet you'll ever go on', Telegraph Magazine
  • 'A fascinating slice of social history', Daily Telegraph
  • 'Jill Norman contributes an insightful foreword to this collection of Second World War information leaflets, documents and recipes pressed upon the nation during rationing', The Lady
  • 'A fascinating look at how people survived with the food shortages in war-time Britain, as well as offering tips that are pertinent today', The Independent
  • 'very handy indeed', Best of British
  • 'This book is a must-have for the thrifty fashion lover', Knit Now