Home Front Recipes from WWII

I couldn’t help but share this fascinating contribution by the great blogger GP Cox. As we are getting ready for Veterans Day, think of those valiant men and women, while you enjoy this unusual collection of recipes, Beautiful People!

Pacific Paratrooper

As most of you know, America experienced rationing for the first time in World War II and with the holidays looming in the wings, food seemed to be a logical subject.

Some products  that were rationed during World War II were sugar, meat, coffee, typewriters, fuel oil, gasoline, rubber, and automobiles.  Each person was issued a book of ration coupons each month.  Rationed goods were assigned a price and point value.  Families were not restricted to certain quantities of rationed goods.  But once their coupons were used up, they could not buy rationed goods until the next month. Families were encouraged to plant victory gardens.  These gardens supplied a major part of the vegetable supply during the War.

But one thing most of us can admit, our parents and grandparents ate well.  They ate to live – not lived to eat!    Here are some of the recipes, given to us…

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  1. Garfield Hug says:

    GP Cox is a terrific blogger – his historical details are just great.

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  2. GP Cox says:

    Bon appetit!!

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  3. spearfruit says:

    Interesting article Dolly. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. We have to thank GP for that, Gary!
      How are feeling these days? Any improvement? Any news?

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  4. It was a different world, wasn’t it? If it came down to it now, i wonder if people would agree to live under rationing, no matter the reason.

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    1. You have a point there, Mimi; today’s people are too immersed in entitlement and thus couldn’t imagine deprivation.

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  5. Here’s what I put on GP’s excellent post: Fascinating collection. We had rationing into the 50s

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    1. I’ve read your comment, Derrick (I do read what you write!). I was born after the war, but obviously, nowhere else was the devastation and hunger, regulated by very meager rations, felt as much as in Soviet Russia.

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      1. I’m sure that’s true, Dolly – also the bit in parenthesis 🙂 Many thanks

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      2. My pleasure, Derrick

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  6. Joëlle says:

    How nice of you to find, then share, all these wonderful posts, thank you, Dolly 🙂
    I am quite intrigued by the “eggless sponge gone wrong”… Have you tried any of the recipes?

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    1. Dear Joelle, thank you so much for your lovely comment, as always!
      To answer your question, I am so much behind posting what I have made and photographed already, that I do not start anything new just yet. It is definitely on my list to experiment.

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