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After 70 years Britain’s The Good Food Guide ceases publication


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“The Good Food Guide was created in 1951 by Raymond Postgate in response to the dire state of postwar dining in Britain. Postgate, a journalist, author, first world war pacifist and socialist, founded the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Food – later the Good Food Club – and invited volunteers across the country to submit reports of restaurants serving decent food.”

 

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This seems counter to what other posters are trying to convince us of...

 

2 minutes ago, Anna N said:

submit reports of restaurants serving decent food

 

We're talking decent food....anyone?

 

3 minutes ago, Anna N said:

the dire state of postwar dining in Britain

 

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20 minutes ago, weinoo said:

This seems counter to what other posters are trying to convince us of...

One needs to bear in mind that from January 1940 until 1954 food rationing was a fact of life in Britain. 

Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

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I'm not surprised. It has been irrelevant for years.

 

1 hour ago, Anna N said:

One needs to bear in mind that from January 1940 until 1954 food rationing was a fact of life in Britain.

 

Indeed. And the GFG was started during rationing. I was born during rationing.

And it doesn't counter anything I'm saying. I haven't even commented on that era, yet. Instead of 'guessing', I'm doing research!

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The Britain of the era also featured a large quantity of bombed-out buildings, which were not (in their turn) an indictment of English architecture. It was a slow recovery, and affected daily life in many ways.

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