Wartime Recipes from the Maritimes 1939-1945

By: Devonna Edwards

Wartime Recipes from the Maritimes 1939-1945

In recent years, the role played by women during World War Two on the home front, particularly the industrial front, in factories, shipyards, and coal mines, has been receiving a lot of attention. But a true valuation of women?s contribution to the war effort needs to include their work on the literal home front, caring for their families alone and deprived of goods and services they had ordinarily taken for granted.

During the dismal years between 1939 and 1945, Maritime women learned to keep their families well fed and fighting fit amidst food shortages and rationing. Their recipes, relevant today for anyone who wants to prepare economical, nutritious meals, have been gathered from newspaper food columns, advertisements, and articles from the war period.

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