The war effort spurs people to cooking. Everyone directly wants to bring the soldiers home, especially Jews over time. Today’s recipe is roast chicken and potatoes. This simple recipe, a favorite of the recipe author’s kids growing up, starts with cooking a whole chicken and potatoes in the oven at a slightly lower temperature for a long time. Sauces can add extra flavor and intrigue to an otherwise simple dish. The second recipe is rice with pecans, raisins, and onions, turning plain rice into a exciting dish. The third recipe is how to make matbucha by Pascale Perez-Rubin. Adding a tangy flavor to any meal.