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Food Will Win the War : Minnesota Crops, Cooks and Conservation During World War I - Rae Katherine Eighmey

Food Will Win the War

Minnesota Crops, Cooks and Conservation During World War I

Paperback Published: 1st February 2010
ISBN: 9780873517188
Number Of Pages: 260

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Meatless Mondays, Wheatless Wednesdays, vegetable gardens and chickens in every empty lot. When the United States entered World War I, Minnesotans responded to appeals for personal sacrifice and changed the way they cooked and ate in order to conserve food for the boys "over there." Baking with corn and rye, eating simple meals based on locally grown food, consuming fewer calories, and wasting nothing in the kitchen became civic acts. High-energy foods and calories unconsumed on the American home front could help the food-starved, war-torn American Allies eat another day and fight another battle.
Food historian Rae Katherine Eighmey engages readers with wide research and recipes drawn from rarely viewed letters, diaries, recipe books, newspaper accounts, government pamphlets, and public service fliers. She brings alive the unknown but unparalleled efforts to win the war made by ordinary "Citizen Soldiers"--farmers and city dwellers, lumberjacks and homemakers--who rolled up their sleeves to apply "can-do" ingenuity coupled with "must-do" drive. Their remarkable efforts transformed everyday life and set the stage for the United States' postwar economic and political ascendance.
Rae Katherine Eighmey is a food historian who has written several historical recipe books and coauthored "Potluck Paradise: Favorite Fare from Church and Community Cookbooks." An avid foodie, she tested all the recipes in this book for modern kitchens.

ISBN: 9780873517188
ISBN-10: 0873517180
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 1st February 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.55  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.41

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