Depression Era and War Time Books - Food
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Old books from the depression era and war times can provide a wealth of knowledge and many tried and true hints and tips for getting the most out of what you have to get by, for example ...
" This book is planned to solve the housekeeper's problem.
It shows how to substitute cereals and other grains for wheat, how to cut down the meat bill by the use of meat extension and meat substitute dishes which supply equivalent nutrition at much less cost; it shows the use of syrup and other products that save sugar, and it explains (pg 5] how to utilize all kinds of fats.
It contains 47 recipes for the making of war breads; 64 recipes on low-cost meat dishes and meat substitutes; 54 recipes for sugarless desserts; menus for meatless and wheatless days, methods of purchasing—in all some two hundred ways of meeting present food conditions at minimum cost and without the sacrifice of nutrition. "
"The long war has brought hunger to Europe; some of her peoples stand constantly face to face with starvation.
All agriculture has been seriously interfered with. Food production has been lessened to the point of danger. Millions of men who had given all their time and energy to raising food have been killed; more millions are still fighting; other millions have gone from the farms into the great war-factories.
Women, too, have been drafted from the fields and home gardens into the factories and to replace the absent men in a host of occupations.
Great stretches of once fertile land have been temporarily ruined by the scourge of war; some are still under falling shot and shell.
Belgium and France have lost millions of acres of productive land to the enemy. The fertilizers necessary for keeping up the production of the land still available are lacking...."
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