Grandma's Wartime Kitchen: World War II and the Way We Cooked

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An affectionate and informative look at women on the Home Front in the 1940s, Grandma's Wartime Kitchen presents more than 150 classic recipes (updated for today's kitchens) along with anecdotes, advertisements, advice, and archival recipes from a unique and defining period in America's history.

With details and personal voices that make the material come to life, the book covers:

* The U.S. government's food rules and ration books

* Substitutes for rationed sugar, and the ...

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Overview

An affectionate and informative look at women on the Home Front in the 1940s, Grandma's Wartime Kitchen presents more than 150 classic recipes (updated for today's kitchens) along with anecdotes, advertisements, advice, and archival recipes from a unique and defining period in America's history.

With details and personal voices that make the material come to life, the book covers:

* The U.S. government's food rules and ration books

* Substitutes for rationed sugar, and the delicious dessert recipes they inspired

* Stretching butter, meat, coffee, and other staples

* Cooking and baking for the troops abroad

* Wartime entertaining including Defense Parties, progressive parties, and a traditional Thanksgiving dinner using wartime commodities

* Monday Meatloaf, Mother's Fried Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese, Apple Dumplings, Vermont Johnny Cake, Honey Apple Pie, and many other recipes.

At a time when America is saluting the soldiers who fought in World War II, this one-of-a-kind collection offers a portrait of the courageous (and delicious) contributions of the women who stayed behind.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780312253233
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.54 (w) x 9.68 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Joanne Lamb Hayes has been writing about food for various national magazines since 1965. She holds a Ph.D. from New York University's Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, teaches both academic and recreational food courses, and is the co-author of seven previous cookbooks including Grains, The Weekend Kitchen, and Country Entertaining.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2006

    Zero Stars?

    The author has gleaned dozens of 1940's recipes, 1940's graphics and several anecdotes in the compilation of this book. This is not writing or especially creative work. There seems an overtone that somehow women were abused, when in fact it was the men who suffered the greater abuses in the hands of the enemys of this country even to the point of sacrificing thier lives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2003

    Good & Yummy!

    Being born two generations away from WWII, I found this book invaluable! Packed with YUMMY recipes & info on a significant period in our history, I'd strongly recommend it to all culinary and historical enthusiasts!

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