Reference MAF 102/6
Title Kitchen front broadcasts. Part V
Former Department Reference FA/1064/2
Government Department Ministry of Food
Themes Domestic Life, Information Services and Propaganda, Rationing and Supply
Subthemes Eating and cooking, News and information channels, Agriculture and food supply, Rationing, licensing, and price control
Document Types Film and Broadcast Transcripts
Locations China, France, Netherlands, Norway, Paris, South Africa, West Indies
Organisations British Army, British Broadcasting Corporation, Women's Institute


A file containing radio broadcast transcripts of the B.B.C. series Kitchen Front. Programmes transcribed in the file include recipes and cooking tips; advice from "The Food Doctor" on healthcare and nutrition; and a comedy on the culinary exploits of a grandmother and her granddaughter. Topics covered in the file include tips to combat indigestion; the nutritional values of foodstuffs; tips for storing vegetables; the effects of smoking and alcohol on the body; recipes for foreign dishes; information on the correct nutrition for pregnant women and young children; and nutritional tips for different types of workers, such as those in heavy industry and those who work nightshifts. Other topics include explanations of changes to the government's rationing scheme; definitions of technical nutritional terms; and seasonal recipes for Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving.


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