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Wartime Food Boredom

The Ministry of Information plays the guilt card to keep the home front from grumbling at mealtimes

Public Information Filler 1946


Shepherd's pie, stew, sausages, hotpot. What now reads like a typical gastro-pub menu are here used are the examples of everyday mealtime mundanity of the home front. If your parents ever conjured up starving kids in Africa when you were little to get you to eat your greens, then here is an example of the Ministry of Information employing a similar tactic.

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