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Everday Foods in War Time Paperback – March 15, 2012
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possibly spare is needed in Europe for starving little ones. In
any shortage slogan must be "children first." (loc 80-83)
"Everyday Foods in War Time" is an interesting little tract written for World War I moms.
I found it particularly interesting not only because it tells us about what the then-current thinking was on scientific nutrition and 'vitamines', but also because of what it shows us about home life at that time: what the average family was likely to have for their meals.
The author is, for example, a huge fan of milk, which she advises everyone partake in. Milk being the 'perfect food'. But in lieu of milk being needed by the starving babies of Europe, she suggests vegetables and grains, even bananas.
Those of us who enjoy looking into the past will enjoy this book. There is a great deal of information of all sorts, as well as terms that are spelled differently, and which have different meanings. [The author uses "Spring Fever" for example to mean a sort of illness, and not as we currently do, to imply that someone feels the urge to kick up their heels.]
Excellent edition. I saw no formatting problems.
I enjoyed it!
I remember my mother saying they had baked goods because my grandfather bought sugar on the black market during the war. This brings that time to life a bit.
I didn't think this would be so interesting in today's world but I was pleasantly surprised at the wealth of information in it.
One quote that caught my eye (and made me chuckle...) was "Among the well-to-do meat eating is apt to be overdone to the extent of affecting the kidneys and the arteries...." I mean, how smart the authors were WAY back in 1918!
There are lots of recipes at the end including some for muffins, jam and sandwich fillings and puddings..
The last part of it is titled "How to be economic and patriotic at the same time".
Just a delightful read for me and if and when times get tougher, some great ideas..
Highly recommended despite it being nearly 100 years old!!
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