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Recipes For Victory

Great War Food from the Front and Kitchens Back Home in Canada

by Elizabeth Baird & Bridget Wranich

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published: Sep 2018
pages: 216
ISBN:9781770503472
publisher: Whitecap Books
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Recipes for Victory combines history and cooking as it presents domestic and military recipes (and their modern-day equivalents) used during the Great War — in the trenches, behind the lines, and on the home front.

Profusely illustrated with historical drawings and photographs, the text explores the role of the army cook, what soldiers ate in and behind the trenches, the war time efforts on the home front, the role of alcohol, the importance of food packages from home, and the problems of surplus. The text also explores the Children's Potato War Plot Fund, the Vacant Land Cultivation act, and the importance of home gardens. Three elucidating essays by Wayne Reeves, Chief Curator, Museum and Heritage Services, City of Toronto; Kevin Hebib, Program Development Officer, Fort York National Historic Site, and David Webb, Ontario Region Military Curator (ret), Parks Canada, provide fascinating details about the role of food in war.

About the Authors

Elizabeth Baird

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Bridget Wranich is a culinary historian and an expert in late 18th and 19th-century cooking in Upper Canada. She has worked in museum education for more than 25 years and is a Program Officer at Fort York National Historic Site, where she develops and coordinates activities and events for students and visitors.

Bridget leads the Volunteer Historic Cooks in researching, testing and preparing recipes for the Historic Foodways Program.

Bridget is a co-founder of the Culinary Historians of Canada.

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