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Grandma's Wartime Kitchen: World War II and the Way We Cooked An Affectionate And Informative Look At Women On The Home Front In The S, Grandma S Wartime Kitchen Presents Than Classic Recipes Updated For Today S Kitchens Along With Anecdotes, Advertisements, Advice, And Archival Recipes From A Unique And Defining Period In America S HistoryWith Details And Personal Voices That Make The Material Come To Life, The Book Covers The US 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


10 thoughts on “Grandma's Wartime Kitchen: World War II and the Way We Cooked

  1. says:

    Part history book and part cookbook, noted food history scholar Joanne Lamb Hayes explains how rationing affected Americans during WWII She draws on her own memories and other primary sources to share information and recipes I liked this book so much I read it twice for scholarly research American rationing doesn t seem like a big deal in hindsight when we re all used to margarine and many people use low cal sweetners and alternatives to sugar and generally eat less fat and less meat then the Part history book and part cookbook, noted food history scholar Joanne Lamb Hayes explains how rationing affected Americans during WWII She draws on her own memories and other primary sources to share information and recipes I liked this book so much I read it twice for scholarly research American rationing doesn t seem like a big deal in hindsight when we re all used to margarine and many people use low cal sweetners and alternatives to sugar and generally eat less fat and less meat then they did in the 40s During WWII Americans missed red meat and coffee the most I would miss sugar but I did try some of the recipes from this book and other wartime recipes and they were fine Brown sugar and honey make sweets just as sweet Try the Dutch Apple Cake It s delicious Joanne Lamb Hayes generously helped me with the historical background for my online exhibit Rhode Islanders, Food and World War II If you liked this book, check out my interactive exhibit at ri.foodwars.tumblr.com


  2. says:

    It is not clear from the title, but this book focuses solely on American foods and rationing during WWII.It s immediately clear upon reading this that American rationing was much less strict than in the United Kingdom And of course rationing was much shorter lived in the UK it started on January 8, 1940 and lasted until 1954.I do want to try the recipe for the Sugarless Berry Ice Cream.


  3. says:

    I realized 80% of the way through the cookbook that I ve read this years ago It was so good, I d forgotten I d read it as a library book as I d find a used copy and bought it for myself I would highly recommend many of the recipes from this book These are recipes cooked during the war years when certain foods were rationed So that means many are low in fat as butter and shortening were rationed Certain meats were rationed so their are recipes to stretch meat like Monday Meatloaf or meatle I realized 80% of the way through the cookbook that I ve read this years ago It was so good, I d forgotten I d read it as a library book as I d find a used copy and bought it for myself I would highly recommend many of the recipes from this book These are recipes cooked during the war years when certain foods were rationed So that means many are low in fat as butter and shortening were rationed Certain meats were rationed so their are recipes to stretch meat like Monday Meatloaf or meatless main dishes like Macaroni Goldenrod Chicken and Fish weren t rationed, so they show up in many recipes We can still learn something from the thrifty cooks who still managed to put a well balanced healthy decent meal on the table


  4. says:

    This book gave me a wonderful insight as to why my Mom cooked the way she did with some of the ingredients she used There are several recipes that were in her repertoire and in regular rotation I know understand why Mom relied so heavily on canned goods and her use of Karo Syrup This is a great history of how the War affected the homemakers and caregivers while most of the men were off fighting The little blubs with excerpts from wartime publications help give insight into the importance and This book gave me a wonderful insight as to why my Mom cooked the way she did with some of the ingredients she used There are several recipes that were in her repertoire and in regular rotation I know understand why Mom relied so heavily on canned goods and her use of Karo Syrup This is a great history of how the War affected the homemakers and caregivers while most of the men were off fighting The little blubs with excerpts from wartime publications help give insight into the importance and difficulties of nutrition during the period each section includes an introduction explaining the difficulties of making a simple meal The country as a whole was undernourished as it came out of the depression Then the country faced the difficulties of food shortages because of the upheavals in locations that provided the country with coffee, sugar and other basics Then as the country entered WWII rationing of basic ingredients became necessary The government partnered with ladies magazine to help steer the homemakers to make higher calorie foods with enough nutrition and taste to keep the people especially men needed for fighting healthy and strong


  5. says:

    a valuable resource and inspirational advice


  6. says:

    A unique look at the creativity our grandmas and great grandmas needed to use in the kitchen during World War II.


  7. says:

    I began researching WWII recipes and rationing when I volunteered to present some information on the subject at a two day reenactment event This book was an excellent resource of recipes, facts, and many anecdotes from people plus their children or grandchildren who experienced that time in our country s history I selected about a half dozen of the recipes to make as I demonstrated using kitchen utensils from that era with the recipes and talked to those stopping by about many of the things I began researching WWII recipes and rationing when I volunteered to present some information on the subject at a two day reenactment event This book was an excellent resource of recipes, facts, and many anecdotes from people plus their children or grandchildren who experienced that time in our country s history I selected about a half dozen of the recipes to make as I demonstrated using kitchen utensils from that era with the recipes and talked to those stopping by about many of the things I had picked up from the book Some of the recipes were familiar ones to many recipes or adaptations that had been used in their families as they had in mine A few recipes just seemed intolerable to someone not having experienced the severe privations of that era Other recipes still seemed to include quite a bit of sweetener although sugar was heavily rationed Corn syrup played a big factor in many of the dessert recipes as did other sweeteners such as molasses, honey, and maple syrup which may have been available to some in rural areas but less so in the cities It was interesting to look at cookie recipes that would have been baked often using up much of the rationed sugar and sent overseas to the soldiers One really had to wonder how good they tasted after who knows how long in transit but they tasted pretty good to those stopping by to sample them Wasting food was something that did not happen during that era a recipe that consisted of bread crumbs in lieu of flour was probably the most popular of the recipes I put out for people to sample For anyone interested in that time in our history, this is an excellent and highly recommended resource


  8. says:

    Before reading it I was wondering the other day how WWII era folks ate, given those ration cards, and figured they probably had a pretty healthy diet and were able to eat nutritionally correct on strict budgets, so I thought I d take a look at this After reading it Well, there certainly are some crazy recipes in there vegetable pancakes But it was odd reading some of them, well, yes My grandmother DID used to make some of those, and I could instantly remember how they tasted Before reading it I was wondering the other day how WWII era folks ate, given those ration cards, and figured they probably had a pretty healthy diet and were able to eat nutritionally correct on strict budgets, so I thought I d take a look at this After reading it Well, there certainly are some crazy recipes in there vegetable pancakes But it was odd reading some of them, well, yes My grandmother DID used to make some of those, and I could instantly remember how they tasted Which is odd considering she wasn t even in the US at the time, but I guess they were still being published when she moved here There were interesting snippets from some of the cookbooks It was a fascinating glimpse into womens lives at the time.I m no cook by any stretch of the imagination, but there were some recipes I plan on trying I liked the chapter on packed lunches I m always looking for different easy lunches to bring to work The cobbler recipe also looked really promising


  9. says:

    I really enjoyed this book I thought the author did a great job compiling the various recipes and the introduction for each section was filled with interesting things about WWII that I had never known She introduces all of the recipes and I love the reprinted wartime propaganda images and ration information along with quotes from wartime women s magazines and from women who experienced the war I can t wait to try so many of the recipes, and I got to try the beet relish from this book that a f I really enjoyed this book I thought the author did a great job compiling the various recipes and the introduction for each section was filled with interesting things about WWII that I had never known She introduces all of the recipes and I love the reprinted wartime propaganda images and ration information along with quotes from wartime women s magazines and from women who experienced the war I can t wait to try so many of the recipes, and I got to try the beet relish from this book that a friend made and it was wonderful, especially on a good quality hot dog


  10. says:

    I love cookbooks, so I ve been savoring this one each chapter has a historical introduction on the whys and how the recipes in the chapter were developed I found it really neat.the recipes are interesting, weird, and sometimes gross, but there were quite a few I plan of trying especially the sweets this might be good for a family struggling with today s prices there were lots of tips on stretching food.