BREAD-CRUMBS IN BARNET
There has been a lot in the papers recently about how much food we waste. Vast quantities are dumped daily by supermarkets, food chains and restaurants and apparently the average family (whatever that is) regularly discards up to six meals a week, throwing away around £700 a year.
You can make an album for £700.
The men from the ministry could come and inspect your bins – and your kitchen cupboards, checking for black market contraband. Mind you, given what you were allowed to eat under rationing, probably not much was voluntarily wasted anyway and it is perhaps understandable that people would do whatever they could to get a bit extra. For an adult: 4 ounces of bacon, 2 ounces of butter, 2 ounces of tea, 2 ounces of cheese etc. per week. Per week! (I probably absent-mindedly just ate 2 ounces of cheese whilst reading the paper). There was no ice-cream.