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These amazing foods were invented in tough times


Some of the most delicious recipes were invented out of necessity. Faced with a lack of certain ingredients, creative bakers scraped together whatever was in their larder so they could still put bread – or cake – on the table. Resourceful wartime cooks used their rations and their imaginations to come up with tasty meals and make each scrap of food stretch as far as possible. Here are some of the best dishes that were born from hardship and are now firm favorites.




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A combination of elbow macaroni, tinned tomatoes, sweetcorn, beans and chopped hot dogs, Hoover stew emerged during the Great Depression in the 1930s. It was often served in soup kitchens in ‘Hoovervilles’ – shantytowns built by

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Kate Middleton’s favourite foods are surprisingly normal: From home-cooked meals to family recipes







Julie Delahaye




When we think of royal menus, we might envisage the height of sophistication. Think decadent banquets, lavish recipes and luxury ingredients. Although the royals do inevitably enjoy an indulgent spread from time to time, you may be surprised to learn that most of the Duchess of Cambridge‘s favourite foods are actually very relatable! 

MORE: Kate Middleton’s daily diet: the Duchess’ breakfast, lunch and dinner

Kate has been known to sample everything from wild geoduck sashimi to ice cream during official engagements and on royal tours, but as a busy mother-of-three, her home-cooked meals are nothing out of the ordinary.

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Amazing foods born during tough times


Some of the most delicious recipes were invented out of necessity. Faced with a lack of certain ingredients, creative bakers scraped together whatever was in their larder so they could still put bread – or cake – on the table. Resourceful wartime cooks used their rations and their imaginations to come up with tasty meals and make each scrap of food stretch as far as possible. Here are some of the best dishes that were born from hardship and are now firm favorites.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.


A combination of elbow macaroni, tinned tomatoes, sweetcorn, beans and chopped hot dogs, Hoover stew emerged during the Great Depression in the 1930s. It was often served in soup kitchens in ‘Hoovervilles’ – shantytowns built by

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30 genius recipes using canned foods




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