Food Will Win the War: Minnesota Crops, Cooks, and Conservation during World War I

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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.
  • Author:
    Rae Katherine Eighmey
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    394.1209776
    EAN:
    9780873517188
    Edition:
    1
    ISBN:
    0873517180
    Label:
    Minnesota Historical Society Press
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $19.95
    Manufacturer:
    Minnesota Historical Society Press
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    272
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2010-02-01
    Publisher:
    Minnesota Historical Society Press
    Studio:
    Minnesota Historical Society Press
    Title:
    Food Will Win the War: Minnesota Crops, Cooks, and Conservation during World War I

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