VE day 75 wartime recipes

Over the coming week we’ll share wartime recipes and food facts from the days of rationing during WW11. A recipe will be posted onto the website each day in the run up to VE Day on Friday 8th May.

During the war the government banned the sale of bananas for 5 years – so none of them include bananas!

During WW11 the Government banned imports of bananas for 5 years.

Yes, we have no bananas
We have-a no bananas today.
We’ve string beans, and onions
Cabbages, and scallions,
And all sorts of fruit and say
We have an old fashioned to-mah-to
A Long Island po-tah-to
But yes, we have no bananas.
We have no bananas today.