The Pandemic Pantry FREE online global community cookbook project


With the worrying Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic affecting most countries globally, our everyday lives are taking a different path while our countries try and contain the spread of the virus to a more manageable level.

During this period of uncertainty and adjustment, with some businesses on lockdown, with some people being laid off from work and increasingly empty supermarket shelves, accessibility to services, food, and a safe economy are no longer guaranteed for our shorter-term future. Therefore it’s important we try and pull together, become practical and savvy, make the best of what we’ve got, use our ingenuity and exhibit compassion and kindness for those in need and always ‘keep calm and carry on’.

One way we can do this is through sharing our knowledge of feeding our families and feeding the nation on basic, simple but nutritional and inexpensive foods.

The Pandemic Pantry FREE online global community cookbook project.

Do you have simple recipes with simple ingredients that you’ve tried and tested? The ingredients should include more readily available food items during these uncertain times or food that is easily storable long term.

It would be amazing if we could all be useful in some way while we self-isolate. Let us ALL build a FREE ‘Pandemic Pantry’ PDF community cookbook that can be used by everyone? We need something positive to come out of this horrible time. I’d like to get this out ASAP so am looking to have it online and ready for anyone who wants to download it by mid-April. Each recipe that is submitted and used will include your name, county/state, and country after it PLUS a link to your blog/Instagram/website (and if you want to submit a small head a shoulders photo with it to be used in the recipe book please feel free). You are also welcome to leave a short 1 sentence message to everyone who reads the book…xxx

PLEASE submit your recipes, hints/tips ASAP to ASAP. You can also leave it in the comments below but e-mailing with the SUBJECT LINE : PANDEMIC PANTRY SUBMISSION will allow me to see it easier.

Thank you so much.

C xxxx

16 thoughts on “The Pandemic Pantry FREE online global community cookbook project

  1. Thank you…. several recipes have already been submitted and I’ll start on putting the PDF book together tomorrow! Will be a good project to try and complete and get out to people as a FREE resource while I am between jobs as it is likely to be another month or so before I secure a much-needed job!!! This will also be a record of our thoughts and feelings during these troubling times. Thanks Julie, Lesley and Karen for your submissions! xxxx

      • Hi there, no but I will be working all weekend on it again and will let everyone know by email and on the website etc when it is finally complete. Apologies, it is taking far longer than anticipated. Carolyn xx

      • Hi Ruth, I am a bit delayed simply because I’ve had to get my garden dug this week before the ground got too hard but I am hoping to have this all completed and ready for download this weekend coming! xxx C

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  3. You inspired me to bake bread. The wartime loaf. Yeast is off the grocery shelves. I’m a little slow 😊😷

  4. i was born in 1940 and remember my parents having coupons for each of us.we had a coupon for sugar .i would love to get one of these cook books can you let me know? thank you

  5. Look up this book “Achievement in Feeding Britain” by G W Bullett, it has loads of information on WW2 rationing, etc. Very interesting reading.

    Link to reading the information below:

    Marguerite Patten’s obituary (2015)
    Link below :
    Focus: Feeding Britain since 1947

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