World War I - What was fatless Tuesday ?
How would a day without eating fat consist?
- 1 month agoBest Answer
No fried foods, mainly. "Fats" include not only fat from animal meat but also butter and vegetable oil, which, like many things, were necessary for the war effort (both for feeding the troops and for industrial purposes) and had to be conserved.
- ◄♦►Lv 51 month ago
This would be a good topic of conversation over dinner with a vegan.
- Anonymous1 month ago
As an island Britain relied on imported food from its colonies and from other countries, and as the war progressed Germans began to disrupt supples by attacking shipping. One commoddity which was in short supply was butter (also margarine and lard in time). One reason was that fat could easily become inedible/rancid so was difficult to stockpile; it was also something that people needed as it helped the absorption of fat soluble vitamins. The idea was to have one day a week when fats were not consumed to try to ration its use. It is possible to cook without fat, but the eating and keeping qualities are usually compromised.
- MaxiLv 71 month ago
German government also established compulsory 'meatless' and 'fatless' days. The people left on the home front largely relied on a diet of potatoes on bread, but these also became difficult to purchase towards the end of the war.
In the UK many recipes were rewritten to do away with or limit the 'fat' in them...so lots of fatless cakes/biscuits were made ...all foods were rationed and meat was in short supply. The British diet contained virtually no fat, very low-levels of dairy, sugar