Cookit Homepage Cookit is published by e2bn

History Cookbook

life in
food facts
health facts

Postwar / Modern

The post-war years saw the 'Cold War' and fear of nuclear conflict. In Britain a social revolution occurred. The advent of the National Health Service, compulsory free schooling to age 14 (later 16) and expanded university attendance, greatly improved health and educational opportunities. The pill and the emergence of a strong youth culture saw the shedding of old standards of morality and behaviour. Labour-saving devices transformed people's domestic and working lives. TVs, cars and foreign holidays all became common. The period also saw the development of the EU and a growing awareness of global poverty. New problems were also emerging – the energy crisis, AIDS and terrorism would all soon become headline news.

Postwar/Modern Picture Gallery

Some recipes you might like to try...

Tomato Chutney
Healthiness: (60 votes) Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (60 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (60 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (60 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (60 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (60 votes)

Quiche
Healthiness: (330 votes) Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (330 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (330 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (330 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (330 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (330 votes)

Boiled Egg with Soldiers
Healthiness: (175 votes) Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (175 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (175 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (175 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (175 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (175 votes)

Banana Bread (no fat version)
Healthiness: (51 votes) Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (51 votes)

Butterfly cakes
Healthiness: (230 votes) Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (230 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (230 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (230 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (230 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (230 votes)

Gingerbread
Healthiness: (141 votes) Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (141 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (141 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (141 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (141 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (141 votes)

Pineapple upside-down cake
Healthiness: (224 votes) Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (224 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (224 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (224 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (224 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (224 votes)

Cheese and Pineapple Hedgehog
Healthiness: (577 votes) Healthiness: 4.1 out of 5 (577 votes)Healthiness: 4.1 out of 5 (577 votes)Healthiness: 4.1 out of 5 (577 votes)Healthiness: 4.1 out of 5 (577 votes)Healthiness: 4.1 out of 5 (577 votes)

Coconut Ice
Healthiness: (79 votes) Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (79 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (79 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (79 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (79 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (79 votes)

Strawberry Party Jelly
Healthiness: (677 votes) Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (677 votes)Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (677 votes)Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (677 votes)Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (677 votes)Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (677 votes)

Prawn Cocktail
Healthiness: (342 votes) Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (342 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (342 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (342 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (342 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (342 votes)

Dry Potato and Pea Curry
Healthiness: (21 votes) Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (21 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (21 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (21 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (21 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (21 votes)

Semolina Pudding
Healthiness: (866 votes) Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (866 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (866 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (866 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (866 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (866 votes)