Ration Book Cookery : Recipes and History, Hardback

Ration Book Cookery : Recipes and History Hardback

Part of the Cooking Through the Ages series

3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


One of a series of books which look at the art of cookery in Britain at different periods in history. The recipes, which have been adapted for the modern kitchen, provide a taste of the times and the book also includes information on food, cooking equipment, kitchen designs, serving of meals and the development of etiquette.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96 pages, full colour photographs b&w line drawings
  • Publisher: Historic England
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781850748717



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A great little gift for a WW2 buff or a foodie, this collection of recipes for meals during the years of war rationing is as interesting as it is fun. And the recipes themselves are surprisingly good. Human inventiveness clearly knows few bounds.

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Interesting book, well illustrated (though some of the pictures are modern). One thing which is apparent is how much effort during the war went into producing imitations of existing dishes, often with results that look disgusting, rather than simply using the basic ingredients and cooking them in a straightforward way (eg the loathsome sounding eggless mayonnaise made with a baked potato!)