Synopses & Reviews
According to Napoleon, an army marches on its stomach and it fights on its stomach too. Yet, have you ever wondered how hundreds of men on the frontline are fed under fire or in the trench lines? During the Great War troops were trained to make meals out of the bare minimum of ingredients, to feed a company of men from only a mess tin and cook curries to feed hundreds only yards from the frontline. Feeding Tommy brings together recipes from the WWI with hints and tips from the Tommy Cook. Many recipes are illustrated with cartoons and drawings on how to assemble the perfect oven and kitchen tools at a moments notice from nothing. This book is the perfect inspiration for those who like to create an amazing meal anywhere, anytime, from anything. Includes dual measurements.
About the Author
Andrew Robertshaw was the lead historical consultant for Steven Spielberg's movie War Horse. He is Director of the Royal Logistic Corps Museum, military historian, battlefield guide, Great War expert, and presenter in numerous TV documentaries including The Trench Detectives, Time Team, Finding the Fallen and, recently, Saul Davids Bullets, Boots and Bandages. He has written 24hr Trench and Frontline Cookbook for The History Press amongst his many publications. He is also a man with a WWI trench system in his back garden.