Posted: Tuesday 24th December 2019
“Carrot Christmas Pudding anyone?”
Not words you are likely to hear today!
Did you know that carrots were used to bulk out ingredients because dried fruit was rationed during WWII?
Recipes were adapted to use whatever was available at the time, so it wasn’t unusual for recipes to contain potatoes or breadcrumbs. Did your mother bake fairy cakes or jam tarts for Sunday tea?
Our Kitchen Memories and Great British Baking boxes both contain fascinating items; we also have a selection of books relating to wartime recipes.
Take a look at Granny’s Kitchen by John Alexander here.
Do you remember ?
What’s your earliest memory of going shopping in your local High Street?
Was it the aroma of freshly baked bread, or picking your fruit in the greengrocers? Sometimes just a smell can bring back a happy memory.
For me visiting Welwyn Garden City and smelling that fresh baked smell of cereal at the Nabisco factory always brought back childhood memories.
The latest addition to our collection is Paddington Bear.
He can be found residing in our Childhood Comic Book Film and Characters Box 2 - without his marmalade as he’s saving it for a special occasion. To borrow this box click here.
What’s going on?
The Museum of Brands is a registered charity which explores how brands have shaped our future. Robert Opie began the fascinating story of how consumer products have evolved since Victorian times.
The museum has a collection of 150 years of brands, packaging and advertising through the permanent exhibition the Time Tunnel. His scrapbooks date from the 1920s to the 1970s and each decade covers anything from packaging to fashion.
These can be found in our Reminiscence Collection along with a selection of some of his other titles. To visit their website, follow the link.