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Rationing WW2 Britain, April 8, 2021 @ 7 PM

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    Post #1 - March 7th, 2021, 3:00 pm
    Post #1 - March 7th, 2021, 3:00 pm Post #1 - March 7th, 2021, 3:00 pm
    Chicago Foodways Roundtable

    Mock Goose and Lord Woolton’s Pie: Shopping, Eating, and Cooking ‘On the Ration’ in World War II Britain

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    Annette Laing,
    Author, Academic, Public Historian

    Thursday April 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm via ZOOM

    If you are not already on our email list, then to receive zoom link, please e-mail: Culinary.Historians@gmail.com


    When war broke out in 1939, the British people, long dependent on imported foods, found themselves thrown back on their own resources. Sure, they had a little help from their American friends, much of it in the form of powdered eggs and Spam. For the most part, however, they were alone. How did Britons, and women especially, cope with food shortages, long lines at grocery stores and cooking on a busy schedule? How did the beef-loving Brits respond to being urged to go veggie? And what were war’s lasting effects on Britain’s already dubious gastronomic reputation? This is a tale of sharing and shady black-market deals, of making do and making things up.

    There will be a period recipe demonstration, which you can share in the experience if you have available:

    Mock cream ingredients and equipment:
    1oz ( 2T) margarine
    1oz (2 T) of sugar
    1-2 T dried milk powder
    1 T fresh milk
    Small-medium mixing bowl
    Wooden spoon

    Annette Laing is an academic and public historian, the author of The Snipesville Chronicles series of middle-grades time-travel novels, and the creator, presenter and advocate of historical thinking and what she calls Non-Boring History. Formerly a tenured professor at Georgia Southern University, Dr. Laing resigned in 2008 to turn full-time to her greatest passion, interpreting academic history and historical thinking for the broadest possible audience. Born in Scotland and raised in England, Annette is based in Atlanta, GA and Madison, WI.

    http://www.CulinaryHistorians.com
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #2 - April 8th, 2021, 9:02 am
    Post #2 - April 8th, 2021, 9:02 am Post #2 - April 8th, 2021, 9:02 am
    This will not be simulcast on facebook. If you cannot make it tonight, you can request a link to see it until Tuesday.
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast

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