Meatless Monday are nothing new. The identical time period was used throughout World Battle I to encourage Individuals to eat non-meat proteins in response to meals shortages in Europe.

Pink meat was thought-about probably the most fascinating animal protein. House economists put collectively cookbooks with meat alternate options corresponding to milk, cheese, eggs, fish, legumes and nuts. (Poultry was additionally thought-about a non-meat protein.)

One cookbook opens with The President’s Name to the Ladies of the Nation: “America and her allies should not run out of wheat, meat or fat. If we let that occur, Germany will win the conflict.”

Most conflict recipes had been created to make use of merchandise not wanted for export — corresponding to peanut butter which got here into widespread utilization through the conflict. Tree nuts had been additionally promoted as an excellent protein different. The nut-cheese-and-date salad proven on this video makes use of cream cheese, as do many different recipes.

Recipes for peanut butter soup and the nut-cheese-and-date salad are the topic of the subsequent video on the meals of World Battle I. Historian and chef Amanda Moniz will put together the meals whereas historians Helen Veit from Michigan State College, the creator of “Fashionable Meals, Ethical Meals,” a ebook about American consuming habits within the early twentieth century, and Julia Irwin from the College of South Florida, creator of “Making the World Protected,” concerning the nation’s humanitarian awakening, put the recipes into context for the time.

The filming was accomplished at Hill Middle on the Outdated Naval Hospital in Washington, D.C. Development of the Outdated Naval Hospital started in 1864 in response to the vital want for hospital care through the Civil Battle, however the constructing was not accomplished till 1866, after the conflict was over. Throughout World Battle I, it was used for medical exams for recruits.

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