Good Food in War Time (1942)


First Edition of Ambrose Heath's Good Food in War Time, 1942

Heath, Ambrose. Good Food in War Time. London: Faber and Faber, 1942.

Octavo. Hardcover. 1st Edition.

First edition of one of Ambrose Heath's beloved World War II British cookbooks, offering accessible recipes meant to make the most of rationing and shortages, in the original dust jacket. A comforting radio presence for women in wartime Britain, cookbook author Ambrose Heath devoted himself to making cooking accessible, even amid widespread food shortages. His creative solutions were intended to make the most of odd meat cuts and offal, home garden produce, and stale bread. In this volume, Heath introduces vegetarian mains like Jardiniere, foreign dishes like gnocchi and tortilla, and even some low-sugar, low-dairy desserts. Book near-fine with only a few spots of minor soiling and faint rubbing to cloth. Dust jacket with very minor rubbing and soiling, toning to spine, and mild discoloration to endpapers. An extremely good to near-fine copy.