When war broke out in 1939, the government created the Ministry of Food to help families make the most of wartime rations. Today, in the face of rising food prices, an obesity epidemic and ever increasing food air miles, The Real Ministry of Food shows how modern families can survive the credit crunch with a bit of wartime wisdom and ingenuity. Written by best-selling author Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall the book is an invaluable handbook and accompanies a major new exhibition at The Imperial War Museum. The Real Ministry of Food includes everything you need to know about growing your own vegetables and fruit, using step-by-step illustrations to show you exactly what to do. And on the kitchen front you'll find lots of delicious but thrifty family favourite recipes as well as advice on collecting food for free, baking and preserving.The Real Ministry of Food is a practical guide to help modern families survive the credit crunch using wartime wisdom.
Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall is an award-winning gardener and author of many gardening books, as well as The Good Granny Guide and The Good Granny Cookbook. Born as the Second World War broke out, Jane experienced rationing first hand and remembers the delicious recipes served up using only a few ingredients and what could be grown in the garden. Jane lives in Gloucestershire.