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British Ration Week Episode 1: Introduction

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Did you know that under World War II rationing, the health of the British public improved by virtually every objective measure? Caloric intake increased, lifespan increased, and infant mortality decreased. Despite being an island nation under severe submarine blockade, the United Kingdom managed to not just provide food for its millions of inhabitants, but actually build and maintain the public trust in government rationing. How did this happen? We will explore the question all week, while Ian eats a diet of only what a typical British family would have eaten during the dark days of the Blitz.

Day 1 Menu:

Breakfast: Oatmeal Porridge, tea Lunch: Leek & Potato Soup, bread & margarine, water Tea: Vanilla Depression Cake, tea Dinner: Cottage Pie, ale

For the recipes for today's dishes - and lots of other details about the experiment - please see our data page at InRange.tv: http://www.inrange.tv/british-rationing-recipes/

InRange is entirely viewer supported: https://www.patreon.com/InRangeTV

    • Uploaded: 01/20/2018