Drying * Salting * Pickles * Chutneys
DIG FOR VICTORY LEAFLET No. 14
This concise but thorough guide on drying, salting, pickles and chutneys was published as part of the dig for victory series of leaflets. Logically, you would have expected it to have been published by the Ministry of Food rather than the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.
I suspect the series (under a different title) may have been prepared prior to the outbreak of the war. Certainly the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries was planning for the inevitable conflict as early as 1937.
Food supplies were under the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries but were placed under a new ministry – The Ministry of Food – shortly after the outbreak of war. Initially they seemed to get off to a slow start under W S Morrison who was appointed Minister of Food.
In April 1940, Lord Woolton, of Woolton Pie fame was appointed to replace W S Morrison as Minister of Food and the department quickly got up to speed.
This leaflet originally ran over four pages and I have stayed with basically the same format, splitting the content on subject lines rather than the limitations of paper. My comments are in green.