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Grandma's Wartime Kitchen: World War II and the Way We Cooked Hardcover – November 8, 2000
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In Grandma's Wartime Kitchen, Hayes recalls the belt-tightening days of World War II, when homefront cooks faced rationing of meats and sugar. Ingenious cooks supported the war effort by using oats or rice to extend small portions of meats, using variety meats, and substituting nonrationed sweeteners such as molasses for sugar. America's housewives learned to make good pork roasts, since that meat was in greater supply than was beef. Hayes has collected recipes from this era and supplies helpful commentary. These recipes are still useful for anyone seeking to conserve or to reduce the amount of red meat a family consumes. The book is also a reminder of the privations endured on the homefront during the great conflict. Mark Knoblauch
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The US relies more on industrial 'quick-fix' ways and the ability to create what you don't have (such as using lots of corn syrup instead of using rationed sugar.) I appreciate the recipes using molasses and a few other recipes. However, I lean more toward the British recipes that make smaller quantities of richer recipes using the allowed butters, sugars, fats with the allowed meats and abundance of veggies.
I grew up on corn syrup and peanut butter sandwiches b/c my mom did... but I am looking to cook the old school way getting as much home grown fruits and veggies as possible and the least tampered meats and dairy and light use of sugars in all forms.
This book is heavy on the corn syrup but still holds great recipes and if you don't mind using it, I'm certain the recipes taste good and I would definitely share this with friends!