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War Time Conservation

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.
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
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New York and Toronto: 1918.
(58C.3)

Waste No Food
Waste No Food
Broadside, ca. 1918
Rare Book & Special Collections Division
(58D.7)

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.

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