Four Chicken Legs and Two Eggs: Rationing, Cooking, and Eating During Wartime

Four Chicken Legs and Two Eggs: Rationing, Cooking, and Eating During Wartime

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Foraged blackberries (C. Bertelsen)

Blackberries could be made into pies; turned into jam, jelly, or vinegar; and their leaves could be dried, crushed and put into the tea caddy to eke out the tea ration. (The Wartime Kitchen and Garden, p. 165)

War, it seems, is the human condition.

And war almost always brings terrible hunger.

To write of hunger and war is to write of all human history, from…

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