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Austerity and WW2 recipes

September 14th, 2012 at 01:50 am

I have been looking at World War 2 recipes and any recipes before this period. Most of them are British ones as I can find of lot online and have bought a number of books from this period. This is a passion of mine as I do look to this period for ideas when trying to cut back at any time.

With the economical way the world is going right now, and all the Austerity Budgets from governments, we will have to start looking for ideas to cope in our own parts of the world.

A lot of households here are cutting back and trying to save or pay down debt. This is not helping some sectors of the economy as we all have since WW2 been told or suggested to spend up big by auto-suggestion so businesses can have a larger profits for shareholders and saving were a thing of the past and loans are in.

Now the crunch time is upon us to pay our dues for this false strategy. The thing is can we hold on to what we have and own now! No one wants to go back to what it was before but we should start making plans to get our own household in order. Australia is a lucky country but we too will fine things tough if things go bad this time. By how much no one knows. But look at it in way that if doesnít happen to be that bad then we are better off than we were before. Some jobs are going here now by the thousands so things are charging here too! Like our State government retrenching over 11000 workers across the board and not replacing any vacant jobs (4500), this is just one state. The flow on effect will be great as business and jobs near these workplaces will then be affected too!

Greece, Italy and Spain are in a bad way as are many more countries that I have havenít kept up to date with.

"Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without." - Boyd K. Packer

4 Responses to “Austerity and WW2 recipes”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I imagine your WWII era cookbooks are interesting....I think of WWII recipes as focusing on how to make your regular foods with missing ingredients or substituted ingredients. Like-- maybe how to make a cake with no eggs. Or another cake with no sugar. Or how to make fat drained from meats into something palatable to put into your baking.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    I sort of envision these recipes as ways go make filling meals economically and not wasting anything.

  3. Tightwad Kitty Says:

    I like reading them and WW1 ones too!

    These recipes do make you think of ways of using less food and basic ideas of using different ingredients or substitutions. I do have one book that all recipes goes by using only one basic ingredient.
    Trying to reduce some recipes down to one or two servings and substituting dried eggs for fresh and finding some ingredients that are not around any more that I could use in it place.

  4. Jerry Says:

    Smile I hear Packer's voice in my head whenever I read that quote... it's a good one, and that is a sensibility that is largely lost in the modern world. I agree that things are going to get very tight, very soon, and it will lead to very hard times if people do not have some insurance of knowing how to "make it do" and become more self-sufficient. Where are you finding these recipe books from the bygone eras?
    Jerry

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