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Memories of D-day

Britain's first TV chef Marguerite Patten will be giving a talk about living in Britain during rationing and how the nation coped on Saturday 5th June at 1pm at The Imperial War Museum London.

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The Wartime Kitchen - Nostalgic food and facts from 1940-1954 by Marguerite Patten

From favourite recipes and victory celebrations to the changing menu as foodstuffs slowly came off the ration, these three books We'll Eat Again, The Victory Cookbook and Post War kitchen contained in a presentation slipcase take a nostalgic look at the recipes and food of the Second World War.
These books of recipes, illustrations and cartoons taken from the Imperial War Museum's collections of Ministry of Food Material recalls how the housewives of Britain helped the war effort and kept the nation 'fighting fit'.

Marguerite Patten OBE worked for the Ministry of Food during the Second World War, in East Anglia and London. She then took charge of the Ministry of Food Bureau at Harrods; her job was to help families prepare nutritious and appetizing dishes with their weekly rations. Marguerite is now known as one of Britian's most famous cookery writers with over 160 cookery books to her credit. She was awarded the OBE for her services to the art of cookery in 1991.

To request a review copy of The Wartime Kitchen or for further information please contact Liz Rowe on 0207 5318579 or email

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