War Time Conservation
Mary Elizabeth Evans.
Mary Elizabeth's War Time . . . Recipes for
Wheatless Cakes and Breads, Meatless Dishes, Sugarless Candies, Delicious War
Time Desserts, and Many Other Delectable "Economy" Dishes.
New York and Toronto: 1918.
Waste No Food
Broadside, ca. 1918
Rare Book & Special Collections
Mary Evans offered this collection of her tested recipes to encourage
American women to conserve wheat, meat, and sugar sorely needed
for the fighting men and Allied peoples. She further suggested
using fish, poultry, fresh vegetables and fruits grown at home
or locally as the main components of the daily wartime diet. She
included recipes for clam chowder, vegetable stew with dumplings,
pigeon pie, cooked cucumbers, rice fritters, honey cocoanut fruit
squares and maple opera caramels. In addition to wartime cookbooks,
countless posters and advertisements were generated to promote
food conservation on the homefront.