Food Systems at War (Nov 19)

November 18th, 2009

In conjunction with Go Big Read, Kellen Backer, History of Science dissertator, will present a public lecture, “Food Systems at War: Canned and Frozen Food Production during World War II” in the HSLC Auditorium 1335, Thursday, November 19 (noon – 1:00 PM). A question and answer session will follow the lecture. Those who attend are invited to donate a canned good item to benefit area food pantries.

Of related interest:

UW Digital Collections has released “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. Many of the documents and texts that have been digitized for this collection can be found at Steenbock Library.