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Ministry of Food: Thrifty Wartime Ways to Feed Your Family Today by Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall

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If you happen to be looking for wallet-friendly ways of feeding yourself and your family, it might be worth looking to the past for inspiration. You'll get plenty of it with Ministry of Food: Thrifty Wartime Ways to Feed Your Family Today by Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Produced in assocation with the Imperial War Museum (to accompany a new exhibition there), it offers ideas first created 60+ years ago to stretch your food budget a little bit further, dipping into the archives for foodie classics, throwing in a few inspired by the era too – around 60 in total.

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Not only that, the also tells the story of how people coped with wartime food shortages, offers advice on growing your own vegetables, tips on collecting food for free, baking and preserving. There's even some eye-catching posters and artwork from 'back in the day'.

Just out this month, Ministry of Food: Thrifty Wartime Ways to Feed Your Family Today is available in hardback for just over £11.

Find out more about the book at the Amazon website