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Cooking Guides

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Mary Elizabeth's War Time Recipes (New York, Frederick A. Stokes company [c1918])
Special Collections and Rare Books
TX715 .M378 1918

During World War II, rationing was mandatory in the United States. Items rationed included oil, rubber, silk, and many different foods such as wheat, meat, and sugar. Women, as the primary homemakers, were faced with balancing nutrition and ration points to create a healthy diet for their families. Attempting to cook a balanced meal without many staples could be challenging. To educate and support women, many cookbooks were created which included meal planning, management of ration points, and satisfying the family's nutritional needs.

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