This cookbook is one of the best I have. It covers many aspects of nutrition that are as relevent today as they were during W.W.II. The idea of having to "make do" on a small amount of food each week, whilst still providing good nutritious food must have been a challenge. This book not only shows how this was done, but is also helpfull today, as it is generally recognised that people were healthier during the war years. Although I wasn't alive at the time, I find the recipies and the pictures of life duriing the war very informative. The recipies are easy to understand and can be used by both adults and children. These recipies are a good example of how "just because a thing is old (approx age of recipies 55 years) there is still a place in todays kitchens for the sensible eating of yesterday."