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Wise Eating In Wartime

Author : Imperial War Museum
ISBN : 1904897703
Genre : Cooking
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As World War II progressed, British citizens began to suffer from increasingly strict and unreliable rations. Vegetable and fruit supplies were limited. White bread was nonexistent. Previously commonplace British staples like tea, butter, and milk were tightly controlled. The constant and severe alteration in diet eventually began dipping the nation’s morale and health, resulting in a wave of media attempting to revive citizens’ attitudes and lifestyles. The "how-to” renaissance arose in 1943 with the creation of popular books, pamphlets, and radio shows that prove to be as surprisingly useful today as they were during wartime. Wise Eating in Wartime compiles fifteen talks broadcast by Dr. Charles Hill, the "Radio Doctor," as he was known to millions of listeners. These 1943 talks centered around wartime diets, covering everything from using rations to create ideal dishes to staying "tuned up to concert pitch” by making balanced, nutritious meals. From the parent feeding a family to a college student eating alone, everyone can still profit from Dr. Hill’s cheerful and practical advice.
Category: Cooking

Wartime Fashion

Author : Geraldine Howell
ISBN : 9780857854285
Genre : Design
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A comprehensive analysis of Second World War dress practice and appearance, this study places dress at the forefront of a complex series of cultural chain reactions. As lives were changed by the conditions of war, dress continued to reflect important visual narratives regarding class, gender and taste that would impact significantly on public consciousness of equality, fairness and morale. Using new archival and primary source evidence, Wartime Fashion clarifies how and why clothing was rationed, and repositions style and design during the war in relation to past expectations and ideas about clothes and fabrics. The book explores the impact of war on the dress and appearance of civilian women of all classes in the context of changing social and economic infrastructures created by the national emergency. The varied research elements combined in this book form a rounded and definitive account of the dress history of British women during the Second World War. This is essential reading for anyone with an active interest in the field, whether personal or professional.
Category: Design

Sucking Eggs

Author : Patricia Nicol
ISBN : 9781448104321
Genre : History
File Size : 67.13 MB
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Recycling, buying locally-sourced food and vintage clothing, checking air miles and carbon footprints - our ever-growing obsessions with saving money and preserving the planet is beginning to affect the way many of us shop, travel and eat every day. After decades of plenty, we now face the credit crunch and climate change but the good news is that we don't have to look far back in our history for a handy lesson in making seismic lifestyle changes. Our grannies can show us the way. They wasted almost nothing, bought locally, recycled, grew their own veg and 'dug for victory' and, with the aid of Patricia Nicol's colourful, comparative history, so can we.
Category: History

Spicing Up Britain

Author : Panikos Panayi
ISBN : 9781861896223
Genre : Cooking
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From the arrival of Italian ice-cream vendors and German pork butchers, to the rise of Indian curry as the national dish, Spicing Up Britain uncovers the fascinating history of British food over the last 150 years. Panikos Panayi shows how a combination of immigration, increased wealth, and globalization have transformed the eating habits of the English from a culture of stereotypically bland food to a flavorful, international cuisine. Along the way, Panayi challenges preconceptions about British identity, and raises questions about multiculturalism and the extent to which other cultures have entered British society through the portal of food. He argues that Britain has become a country of vast ethnic diversity, in which people of different backgrounds—but still British—are united by their readiness to sample a wide variety of foods produced by other ethnic groups. Taking in changes to home cooking, restaurants, grocery shops, delis, and cookbooks, Panayi’s flavorful account will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in ethnic cooking, food history, and the social history of Britain. “Wearing his twin hats of foodie and social historian, Panikos Paniyi can appall as well as engender salivation on his tour d’horizon of the multicultural history of British food. His book demonstrates convincingly that whether drawing on its former colonial and imperial possessions . . . or on its European neighbors, the openness of British society has truly enriched its diet and produced its present-day variegated cuisine.”—Washington Times
Category: Cooking

The People S War

Author : Angus Calder
ISBN : 9781448103102
Genre : History
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The Second World War was, for Britain, a 'total war'; no section of society remained untouched by military conscription, air raids, the shipping crisis and the war economy. In this comprehensive and engrossing narrative Angus Calder presents not only the great events and leading figures but also the oddities and banalities of daily life on the Home Front, and in particular the parts played by ordinary people: air raid wardens and Home Guards, factory workers and farmers, housewives and pacifists. Above all this revisionist and important work reveals how, in those six years, the British people came closer to discarding their social conventions than at any time since Cromwell's republic. Winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys prize in 1970, The People’s War draws on oral testimony and a mass of neglected social documentation to question the popularised image of national unity in the fight for victory.
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Food For Thought

Author : Imperial War Museums
ISBN : 1904897762
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This box set collects two of the Imperial War Museums' most popular historical publications:Wise Eating in Wartime and Keeping Well in Wartime. Both were published by the UK Ministry of Information in the middle of World War II and were aimed at ordinary British citizens who were beginning to suffer under increasingly strict rationing. As previously commonplace British staples like tea, butter, and milk became ever more tightly controlled, the constant and severe alteration in diet eventually began to be felt in the nation's morale and health, resulting in a wave of media attempting to revive citizens' attitudes and lifestyles. These two books exemplify the official response—and signal the start of a “how-to” renaissance that arose in those years of the war. Viewed today, they are charming reminders of a difficult time, even as the advice they offer remains practical and relevant.
Category: Health & Fitness

Miscellaneous Publications

Author : Great Britain. Ministry of Information
ISBN : UCAL:$B748070
Genre : Great Britain
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Eating For Victory

Author : Amy Bentley
ISBN : 0252067274
Genre : History
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Mandatory food rationing during World War II significantly challenged the image of the United States as a land of plenty and collapsed the boundaries between women's public and private lives by declaring home production and consumption to be political activities. Examining the food-related propaganda surrounding rationing, Eating for Victory decodes the dual message purveyed by the government and the media: while mandatory rationing was necessary to provide food for U.S. and Allied troops overseas, women on the home front were also "required" to provide their families with nutritious food. Amy Bentley reveals the role of the Wartime Homemaker as a pivotal component not only of World War II but also of the development of the United States into a superpower.
Category: History

American Cookery

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924055082642
Genre : Cookery
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Category: Cookery