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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.

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This engaging case study of food, conservation, and life during World War I brings alive the unparalleled, mostly voluntary efforts made by everyday Minnesotans to help win the war.

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ISBN:
9780873517188
Author:
Eighmey, Rae Katherine
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Subject:
Cookery, american
Subject:
Food conservation - Minnesota
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Midwest
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/WWI
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 bandw illustrations
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.9 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

Cooking and Food » Reference and Etiquette » Historical Food and Cooking
History and Social Science » Americana » Midwest
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports General

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