Who ate all the pies? Many hungry wartime Britons. Woolton pie was created by the head chef of the Savoy Hotel, Francis Latry, and named after the minister of food.
The tasty dish consisted of mixed vegetables, which could be varied according to the season, simmered in oatmeal stock and topped with a crust of pastry or potato.
Lord Woolton and his chief scientific advisor Jack Drummond developed a wartime food policy to promote healthy eating that preserved the nation’s scant food resources. The BNF is the administrator of the Drummond Memorial Fund that recognises his contribution to public health nutrition.