Foreword Reviews

The Taste of Longing

Ethel Mulvany and Her Starving Prisoners of War Cookbook

2020 INDIES Winner
Gold, Biography (Adult Nonfiction)

Half a world away from her home in Manitoulin Island, Ethel Mulvany is starving in Singapore’s infamous Changi Prison, along with hundreds of other women jailed there as POWs during WWII. They beat back pangs of hunger by playing decadent games of make-believe and writing down recipes filled with cream, raisins, chocolate, butter, cinnamon, ripe fruit–the unattainable ingredients of peacetime, of home, of memory. The story is a testament to the often overlooked strength of women in wartime.