Wartime Picnic Recipes come from Carried Meals and Snacks, a little Ministry of Food leaflet that belonged either to my MIL or my husband’s grandmother. It came with the house, as did most of the really old recipe cuttings that I have managed to gather together.
The cover is interesting as it features both the image of a ‘packed lunch’ for the worker, in a factory, and also the traditional picnic hamper for a day out in the countryside.
The recipes are not too bad really, athough I don’t fancy Butter or Margarine extender, but I guess that was what you had to do when food was rationed.
Who’d have thought that there would be hamburgers and coleslaw on the picnic menu in 1946!
More Wartime Recipes
- The Woolton Pizza Pie Recipe is my update on one of the most famous wartime rationing recipes, Woolton Pie. This tasty and nutritious vegetable pie was created by Francis Ladry, Chef at the Savoy Hotel in London. It is named after Lord Woolton, who helped to make the recipe popular when he became Minister of Food in 1940.
- Ration Book Cooking with Egg and Sausage Pie Recipe
- The National Loaf – Wartime Bread Recipe