Nostalgic food and facts from 1945-1954 by Marguerite Patten OBE.
Marguerite Patten worked for the Ministry of Food during the Second World War, in East Anglia and London. She was awarded the OBE for her services to the art of cookery in 1991. In 1995 she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Guild of Food Writers.
The late 1940's and early 1950's was a time when people longed to return to good cooking and Marguerite Patten appeared on television showing people how to cook well.
This post-war history of cookery includes authentic recipes and extracts from newspapers and public information of the time.