The Ration Book Diet

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Rationing was a vital part of fighting the Second World War on the home front. The Ministry of Food enlisted the cartoon characters Potato Pete and Doctor Carrot to promote the benefits of fresh fruit, vegetables, and cereals and helped families to make the most of meat, fat, sugar, and dairy products. As a result, the health of the nation soared. This book uses the wartime diet as a model to reproduce delicious healthy recipes for today.


Mike Brown and Carol Harris are experts on the Second World War Home Front and co-authors of The Wartime House. C.J. Jackson is a freelance food consultant, writer, and cook. She has written for BBC Good Food magazine and is the author of The Times Food for Feasts and Festivals.