What happens when you put a food writer, an author and a blogger in a virtual room with a BBC presenter and a BBC producer?
Karen Burns-Booth (Lavender & Lovage), Claud Fullwood (The Rations Challenge: Forty Days of Feasting in a Wartime Kitchen) and myself were invited by the BBC to be part of a discussion on the BBC World Service programme “The Food Chain” on our modern day experiences of living on wartime rations and the reasons behind why we undertook these ‘experiments’.
The episode has aired this morning and you can listen to it by clicking here. Karen and Claud are absolutely fascinating to listen too and we all got on so well so watch this space for future 1940’s collaborations in 2022.
The Food Chain: Why I chose to live on rations.
World War Two rationing imposed severe restrictions on food, so why would anyone voluntarily go back to it?
Ruth Alexander meets three women who chose to adopt the diet endured in 1940s and 1950s Britain, one of them for an entire year.
We hear how such scarcity inspired creativity, a reverence for the ingenuity of wartime cooks, and an enduring change of perspective on the responsibility of the 21st century food consumer.
If you would like to get in touch with the show please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presenter: Ruth Alexander Producer: Simon Tulett
Karen Burns-Booth, food writer – www.lavenderandlovage.com
Claud Fullwood, author of The Rations Challenge: Forty Days of Feasting in a Wartime Kitchen
Carolyn Ekins, blogger – www.the1940sExperiment.com
Just a heads up this is FINALLY launching on January 1st, 2022. A FREE download for all. I appreciate you bearing with me all this time. C xxxxx