WW2 Christmas Recipe Pamphlets – Ministry of Food


It’s NEVER too early to start thinking about a “WW2 Home Front Christmas”, after all the weather is definitely turning, the leaves are falling and soon Halloween will be a distant memory.

I’m not sure what to do this Christmas. I don’t have a 1940s style home, infact really its just the recipes, books and kitchen related items (and a few dresses and hats) that are the extent of my time travelling. But as we all know, Christmas is pretty much all about the food so I thought I’d dig out some digital snap shots of some festive WW2 Ministry of Food recipe pamphlets.

It will soon be time to start thinking about our cakes and puddings!

C xxxx

PS: Click on the pictures below and they will open up as a larger image xxx

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10 thoughts on “WW2 Christmas Recipe Pamphlets – Ministry of Food

  1. Pingback: WW2 Christmas Recipe Pamphlets – Ministry of Food « Historical Tours Ireland

  2. These are interesting. Luckily my family don’t like Christmas cake or pudding. So I usually make something like a sticky toffee pudding or cheesecake but the receipt for stuffing looks good. I might give that a go.

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  3. Oooh this is my favourite time of year!!! I am totally into my 1940’s cooking now after doing it now for 3 months and I absolutely love it 😃 I have just bought the book “eating for victory” which is full of ministry of food leaflets, it is brilliant so will be trying those now. Looking forward to your Christmas blogs Carolyn as I enjoy reading all your posts!! Xxxx

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  4. HI Carolyn
    I am a ww2 home front reenactor and last year did a ww2 Christmas dinner and evening for 20, hard work great fun.home made hats, crackers the works. Just go for it and have fun.takecare Jo mannouch

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  5. Hi Carolyn:
    Greetings from Chester, NS. I live not far from your old home but nearer to Bayswater Beach. beautiful here this time of year. Good luck in your efforts to improve your health,
    Cheers,
    Judith

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    Friday, October 20, 2017, 4:03 PM -0300 from The 1940’s Experiment :
    Carolyn posted: “It’s NEVER too early to start thinking about a “WW2 Home Front Christmas”, after all the weather is definitely turning, the leaves are falling and soon Halloween will be a distant memory. I’m not sure what to do this Christmas. I don’t have a 1940s sty”

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  6. I’ve found it helpful to keep the food as simple as possible, and focus more on the festive atmosphere: decorations, music, Christmas movies, candles, scents, table-appointments, silly games, balloons, hospitality given and received, outdoor activities, the Queen’s message, Christmas episodes of tv shows (Morecambe & Wise!) – for me this is a festive day well-spent 🙂
    Happy planning to you.

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