Posted: 13/09/2012 at 22:15
Watched it and found it fascinating again.
I knew about hay-box cooking, but prefer the convenience of my slow cooker . But it all brings home to us just how tough things were - and this representation is at the beginning of the war, before things got even harder.
And I have learnt just how the rationing of meat worked. I'd never given it much thought - hadn't considered all the actual administration by the butcher, so it was a surprise to learn that it was done on price rather than weight. It makes sense, really, but it had never occurred to me that that would be the mechanism for rationing.
Oh, and do I presume that they've just given farmers a way to remove the dye from red diesel so it can be used on the road??? Though maybe it's a different dye, and bread filtering doesn't work with modern diesel