Recipe for Victory

June 23rd, 2009

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections has announced its release of “Recipe for Victory: Food and Cooking in Wartime” a digitized collection of books and government documents that highlight the national campaign to promote gardening and food preservation on the home-front–instrumental to the plan for victory during World War I.

This collection of materials features titles that not only describe the world food situation and the nutritional value of particular foods, but importantly, how to cultivate gardens and to cook and preserve foods during times of scarcity.

Steenbock librarian, Barb Hamel (with the assistance of a student intern), selected the titles featured in this collection.