A couple of days ago I was walking through the grocery store with my mom, when I saw canned “spotted dick”. Now don’t be alarmed it is not what you think it is. Spotted dick is a British pudding that soldiers ate during WW2. The only reason I know this is because I bought a wartime recipe book on a whim in Arromanche. Arromanche was one of the towns that was stormed during the Normandy invasion. This is where the Allie forces set up a artificial port. They dropped huge concrete blocks into the water to help break all the waves, around that they towed in bridge parts that were linked together to form a path onto shore. Through this port the Allie troops were able to funnel in supplies and troops into France.
I will probably never cook anything from this book because the recipes are gross, but it will be fun to look through it and laugh about it. Also looking through it will bring back all the memories from Normandy, which was my favorite stop (except for the caves).