During WW2 the British government invented a cartoon character – Potato Pete – to encourage people to eat more homegrown potatoes and less bread, which was made from imported wheat.
Potatoes made it into all kinds of recipes during the war, replacing some of the fat in pastry and even turning into dessert.
The Wartime Kitchen and Garden, starring Ruth Mott and Harry Dodson, was broadcast in 1993.
Plant scientists, agriculturalists and horticulturalists played a vital role in World War 2
Bletchley Park was a top secret location during WW2, the home of the codebreakers who cracked the German’s Enigma code.
If you look back at the anecdotes of World War 2 food, people have mixed feelings about Spam