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Recipes from 1940s Newspapers
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Reminisce food history of the ‘40s with our Recipes and Cookery Ideas from 1940s Newspaper Book. The ‘40s was a major historic decade across the world, significantly defined by the British war effort that characterised the culture in the UK.
This decade also produced riveting recipes and food ideas available in this fantastic edition. With recipes like homemade ‘Apple Mint Jam’, digest and learn about the variety of food from a challenging period of rationing that taught Britain to make food go a long way!
This recipe book reflects how the brave people of the 40s dealt with the effects the war had on food and rationing that began in 1940 until its end in 1954. Newspapers wanted to inform their readers of positive news of the period, and this newspaper book remembers this time in history, where food became iconic during what was a difficult time.
From health and beauty advice for fabulous housewives to uphold their grand presence, the recipes of this decade were aimed at the domestic goddess. Having absolutely no embellishments or adjustments, this book mirrors the condition of the newspaper as it was first printed, including original adverts and tips for the reader - a wonderful gift to remember the iconic ‘40s.
Available in hardback and softback, the books feature the recipient’s Name of up to 22 characters over 1 line on the cover of the book, including a special Message of up to 150 characters over 5 lines, with 30 characters per line.
Why not upgrade to a hardback? The edition is bound by hand in a matte purple cover and features the recipient’s Name embossed in gold for the perfect timeless touch.
Our personalised recipe books are a collection of newspaper recipes and food ideas from the 1940s. Printed on durable quality paper with a gloss cover, available in A4 softback or A4 hardback.
Hardback books will have your choice of name embossed in gold on the front cover. Your text will be made exactly as you have entered it, so please double check spelling, punctuation and capitalisation. Accents and other symbols cannot be used unless otherwise stated.
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