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"Bully Beef & Biscuits" - a new book about food during the First World War

Harters | Nov 28, 2014 09:18 AM

My latest book is due for publication in the UK in February and in the US at the end of May and can now be pre-ordered from companies such as Amazon:-

For UK customers - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bully-Beef-Bi...

For US customers - http://www.amazon.com/Bully-Beef-Bisc...

I use lots of quotes from letters and diaries to tell the story of food during the war in the words of the men who were there - from grabbing what you could on the retreat from Mons in 1914, through the struggles of hauling rations to the front line and the monotony of corned beef, to celebrations of Christmas and the Armistice. The home front isnt left out, with food rationing and the changing role of women in society both covered. And, yes, there's some fighting too. Although the book is mainly about the British experience, there are several stories of Americans who fought in the war. The American home front is also covered using the experience of the small community of Andover, MA, to tell a story that will have been repeated in communities across the nation.

And even recipes end each chapter - you're going to want to try Devilled Sausage Pudding.

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