Waste Nothing: Food Rationing in WWI
With Clara Silverstein
Thursday, August 8
5 – 6 pm
Followed by Victory Garden Dinner
From planting Victory Gardens to reducing meat consumption, Americans helped the war effort by changing their eating habits so they could send extra food to Europe. Learn more about directives from the U.S. government and how Blithewold family members responded with recipes, school gardens, and other local initiatives to grow and conserve food.
This talk will be followed by a Victory Garden Dinner inspired by the talk. Some of the food will be prepared using techniques in our Food Preservation workshops and grown in Blithewold’s own “Victory Garden.”
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate dietary restrictions.
About the Speaker:
Clara Silverstein is the Community Engagement Manager at Historic Newton. A former food writer at the Boston Herald, she has published three cookbooks and blogs about historic recipes at heritagerecipebox.com. She holds a M.A. in History from University of Massachusetts Boston and a B.A. in American Studies from Wesleyan University. Her family roots in New England go back to the 17th century in Weymouth, Massachusetts.