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From Hungry Books Podcast @hungrybookspodcast
Presented by: Rocio Carvajal Food history writer, cook and author.
This episode reviews: “Eggs or Anarchy, The remarkable story of the man tasked with the impossible: to feed a nation at war” By William Sitwell
The setting is Britain at war: WWII looms over Europe and Churchill is at the brink of becoming the world’s most admired Prime Minister. And you might think that the war was fought and won in the fields, and war rooms, but it was actually a combination of Homefront strategies and the feistiness of a man who made sure every briton at home and abroad was fed and strong to fight and survive.
This book follows the events that lead to the creation and operation of The Ministry of Food and the man who shaped it: Frederick James Marquis 1st Earl of Woolton. Commonly known as Lord Woolton. A man of humble origins compared to the Westminster elite, used his entrepreneurial genius and firm ideals of social justice to run a clock work machine to ensure that Britain survived Hitler’s attempt to starve it by ensuring supplies, rationing and distributing them. This is a book about the work of one of Britain’s most transcendent leaders whose name has almost been forgotten in history.
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