Trying to find out information about veganism during the 1940s & WWII is proving to be quite difficult.
I’ve actually stopped eating meat, fish, milk and cheese etc now and using the next few weeks to prepare before my 8 week 100% vegan challenge. But information on the rationing system for VEGANS is pretty non- existent. During WWII vegetarians received extra rations of cheese instead of meat but what about the vegans?
I wanted to take the opportunity to thank Lili, Mary, Beti and Tempewytch who left comments on my last post…. I will be taking Lili up on her offer of more recipes for vegans during the 1940s and I have spent a lot of time reading up about the origins of Veganism thanks to Mary. It even seems more fitting that I should incorporate a veganism challenge into my 1940s Experiment as the word Vegan and the vegan movement was conceived in 1944 and therefore was very much a lifestyle that many embraced during the war years.
Here is a very interesting interview with Donald Watson who founded the Vegan Society and created the word Vegan http://www.foodsforlife.org.uk/people/Donald-Watson-Vegan/Donald-Watson.html
At the moment I am preparing for the challenge… it’s difficult. Incorporating it into my 1940’s Experiment is not on my mind at the moment. I am simply trying to get to grips with it full stop..
Today I cooked a wonderful Vegan Tofu Stir Fry – CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE AND PHOTOS however they didn’t have Tofu in the 1940s (not that I am aware of anyway)
So my challenge is two-fold. Get to grips with turning vegan and get to grips with finding out more about veganism during the 1940s ….
PS Do you think vegans were given extra nuts?
PPS If anyone can help me out with any information they may have I’d be so grateful!!