This charming book recalls a time when the housewives of Britain were still making
do and keeping a nation `fighting fit'. It contains a vast collection of recipes, from
a classic fish pie to a `gooey' ginger cake, showing how even during the post-war
rationing period, food could still be adventurous and tasty. Go back to basics and
savour the tastes of the war years with this nostalgic collection of recipes. Illustrated
with fine drawings by the artist Edward Bawden.
Edward Bawden, CBE RA (1903-1989) was an English painter, illustrator and graphic artist, known for his prints, book covers, posters, and garden metalwork furniture. Bawden taught at the Royal College of Art, where he had been a student, worked as a commercial artist and served as a war artist in World War Two. He illustrated several books and painted murals in both the 1930s and 1960s. He was admired by Edward Gorey, David Gentleman and other graphic artists, and his work and career is often associated with that of his contemporary Eric Ravilious.