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Food During WWII. A. Z. E. C. What Food Was Eaten During WWII?. Rationing. Became a routine of daily life Housewives stood in long lines for food at their shops Britain introduced rationing when Germany attacked its merchant ships

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A z e c

Food During WWII

A. Z.

E. C.


What food was eaten during wwii
WhatFood Was Eaten During WWII?


Rationing
Rationing

  • Became a routine of daily life

  • Housewives stood in long lines for food at their shops

  • Britain introduced rationing when Germany attacked its merchant ships

  • A strategy was used by food inspectors to employ people to encourage breaking the law at shops


Rationing cont
Rationing (cont.)

  • Buying food without coupons was illegal

  • Shop at Romford was known for selling black-market goods

  • Romford had a system of men to signal police or inspectors


Cheerios
Cheerios

  • Cheerioats old Cheerios name since 1945

  • Cheerioats were first ready-to-eat cereal.

  • Cherri O'Leary was first mascot


Coca cola
Coca-Cola

  • President Woodruff ordered that men received Coca-cola for five cents

  • Went with soldiers and Europeans had their first taste

  • Production was limited due to rationing

  • “Coke” nickname developed in 1945


SPAM

  • Sent to Britain and Russia for quota 15 million cans a week

  • Saved troops from starvation

  • Introduced to Hawaii during Pacific battles

  • Is still eaten today at Hawaii


Victory gardens
Victory Gardens

  • Every man and woman in Britain kept an allotment

  • Lawns / gardens were changed to vegetable gardens

  • People were encouraged to keep chickens, goats, and pigs

  • Over 1.4 million people kept allotments


What soldiers ate
What Soldiers Ate

  • They ate MRE’s (meals ready to eat)

  • If there were no MRE’s they ate bread and water

  • Soldiers ate K-rations which tasted worse


Other food introduced
Other Food Introduced

  • Corn Dogs, 1943 (Fletcher brothers most common creators)

  • Nachos, 1943 (means “flat-nosed” in Spanish)

  • Chicago-style pizza, 1943 (truly invented by Ike Sewell and Ric Riccardo)


Other food introduced cont
Other Food Introduced (cont.)

  • Rice Krispies treats, 1941 (made before Rice Krispies cereal)

  • Spice cake, 1942 (sugar rationed, so Karo syrup, honey, and molasses replaced it)

  • Lord Woolton pie, 1941 (pie made out of vegetables; no meat)


Interesting facts
Interesting Facts

  • Fat used in making nitroglycerin, chemical compound in dynamite

  • School meals began in the war

  • Pigs kept for food were popular since they could be fed off kitchen waste


Bibliography
Bibliography

Floyd, Matt, et al. "Food of the Homefront." Food During WWII. 29 Nov. 2007     

<http://www.newberry.k12.sc.us/mchs/home_front_food.htm>.

Olver, Lynne. The food timeline. 28 Nov. 2007. 29 Nov. 2007 <http://www.foodtimeline.org/>.

Simkin, J. "Digging For Victory." Spartacus Educational. 29 Nov. 2007     <http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/2WWdig.htm>.

Simkin, J. "Rationing." Spartacus Educational. 29 Nov. 2007 <http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/     2WWrationing.htm>.

Wikipedia. "Homefront During World War II." Wikipedia. Wikipedia Foundation, Inc. 29 Nov. 2007     <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_front_during_World_War_II>.


Reflection
Reflection

We learned that many common and popular foods that we eat today were created or eaten during World War II, like Cheerios and Coke. A lot of our favorite foods today were introduced back then. People during WWII were very resourceful and made delicious food with little and restricted ingredients.



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