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The Victory Cookbook: Celebratory Food on Rations! [Paperback]

Marguerite Patten
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15 Oct 2000
This is a nostalgic look at the celebrations that marked the end of World War II, illustrated with authentic photographs, illustrations and cartoons, giving an insight into the spirit and history of the period.

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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Hamlyn; New edition edition (15 Oct 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0600602540
  • ISBN-13: 978-0600602545
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 17.6 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 608,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Marguerite Patten is one of Britain's most famous cookery writers, with over 160 cookery books, many of them bestsellers, to her credit. During the Second World War, she worked for the Ministry of Food in East Anglia and London. She then took charge of the Ministry of Food Bureau at Harrods, Knightsbridge; her job was to help families prepare nutritious and appetising dishes with their weekly rations. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Not Just A Cook Book 21 Feb 2010
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A good read as well as some nice, cheap and tasty meals. Probably the best recipe book I have ever bought.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good book 29 April 2013
By eileen
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lots of infomation, but a bit disappointed at the amount of ingredients used in some of the recipes, you would have had to save your rations up for weeks to make them
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rationing Recipes Rock! 28 Mar 2006
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This book includes a previous book that Ms. Patten wrote "We'll Eat Again" (which I already own). She provides some fabulous recipes of homely cooking used by the British housewife during the rather trying times of WWII and thereafter. I love the recipes, I love the little history lessons throughout and the samples of advertising from the era. It's a time that's fast fading from our memories so I'm glad there are books like this to remind us of what life was like. My favorite comment from Ms. Patten is in the beginning of the book where she suggests we try the recipes to see that many of them are (indeed) tasty while others will show us why we're all glad we no longer have to consume them! I've tried several of the recipes (vinegar cake is a winner...so is the Potato Jane....the onion/apple chutney was a huge hit last winter). I can't bring myself to try the sheep's head stew though. It's amazing how they made do and stretched things and everyone ended up healthier than before the war. This book is a wealth of information - read and enjoy!
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Wartime Cookbook 1 Oct 2012
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I enjoyed this - its a great resource for WWII recipes and has short introductions that put things in context. It wasn't as big as I thought it would be, and I am still looking for something with more recipes and more information. Even so, if you're at all interested in wartime cooking/rationing, its a great book.
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