Category: U.S. Food Administration

Patriotic Food Show

As the old saw goes, an army travels on its stomach, and to feed an army there must be readily available foodstuff, and plenty of it.  In order to provision the fighting troops, sacrifices were necessary at home and the U.S. Food Administration put out a series of posters regarding conservation rules. It is simple…

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…