Category: Food rationing

Food and Morale

Food also, however, affected the morale of the soldiers on a day to day basis and helped them to remember home.  British army rations included tea and jam and the French soldiers maintained a daily allowance of red wine for much of the war (up to 3/4 of a liter per day in 1916). In…

Voluntary Rationing Today?

During WWI, Americans worked together to conserve food in order to help feed our allies, our own soldiers, and the population at home.  If a large scale war began during the current day and age, do you think Americans would again band together to help with the effort, or has the world changed too much?  What…

Win the War in the Kitchen

All across the nation, local food boards hosted cooking, gardening, and food preservation classes, handing out recipes that replaced wartime commodities with other ingredients.   An official cookbook was published by the State Department of Defense called Win the War in the Kitchen and demonstrations from the book were given at the Patriotic Food Show in…