The Kitchen Front [Book Review] #ThrowbackThursday #HistoricalFiction #WW2

The Kitchen Front is the story of a cooking competition and women supporting women on the home front during WWII.

The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan

The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan (cover) A Woman dressed in a red bouse and white apron holds a cookbook to her chest

Genre/Categories/Setting: Historical Fiction, Women Supporting Women, Cooking Competition, Friendship, WWII, England

Welcome to #ThrowBackThursday where I highlight an older review or post a current review of a backlist title. Today, I’m sharing a favorite WWII “home front” story, The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan.

I’m linking up with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for #ThrowbackThursday.

*This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

My Summary:

A cooking competition meets WWII. Facing bombings, food shortages, and rationing, morale is low among the housewives of Britain. The BBC launches a cooking contest for a show called Kitchen Front. Although the first prize is a coveted chance to be the first female co-host of the show, four very different women discover a more valuable prize to be gained: friendship.

“The best gift one could ever have: friendship.”

“…however bad things may seem, with the help, understanding, and camaraderie of friends, we can make the world better for all of us.”

Have you ever entered a cooking competition? Do you watch cooking shows?

Continue here for my full review of The Kitchen Front…


Do you enjoy “home front” stories?
Checkout this post where I’ve listed other favorite “home front” stories.
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    • Kitchen Front and Wedding Dress Sewing Circle are similar in tone and themes and are my two fav of hers. Chilbury had that one weird storyline that I tried to overlook!

      • It was the weird baby stealing storyline that I didn’t enjoy. The rest of it was ok. Then her next one about Spies was awful in my opinion and I wondered if I’d ever read her again. Then when Kitchen Front and Wedding Dress came out, she redeemed herself by holding off on bizarre storylines!

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