File QC/15/1/2 - Ministry of Food : Food Economy Campaign

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QC/15/1/2

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Ministry of Food : Food Economy Campaign

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  • 1917 (Creation)

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1 folder and 8 large leaflets

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This file contains 1 folder and 8 large leaflets:

  • Leaflet, ‘Short emergency scheme of work, to teach classes the explanation and measurements of Food Controllers’ allowance per head’
  • Food economy handbook - fragile
  • Typescript copies of Ministry of Food recipe collections including use of hay box; economical cuts of meat; one day’s meals within the rations; meat substitutes; breakfast or supper dishes (1 duplicate); flour substitutes (1 duplicate); puddings, March 1917 - May 1917
  • Hints to cookery teachers
  • Points for speakers
  • Set of ‘Waste not, want not’ leaflets including MF 38 ‘All about soups’ (1 duplicate); MF 39 ‘Delicious stews’ (1 duplicate); MF 37 ‘How to use potatoes!’ (1 duplicate); FE 68 ‘Eighteen very cheap dishes’ (1 duplicate), all fragile
  • Bundle of miscellaneous typescript recipes
  • Typescript list of wild foods used as salads and as alternatives to spinach or kale, asparagus, tuberous vegetables.

The Food Economy Campaign was established by the Ministry of Food in 1916. A women’s service held food economy meetings in every town and village, set up over 1200 local Food Economy Campaign committees to encourage food saving through propaganda, persuasion and education.

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