Food in World War I

By The Food Historian

By The Food Historian

There aren't that many resources on food in the First World War, but the ones that exist are pretty fantastic. I've gathered together all my favorite resources on food in wartime, with an emphasis on the United States. Hopefully someday soon I'll be able to add my own book to this list!

Food Will Win the War: Minnesota Crops, Cooks, and Conservation During World War I

Rae Katherine Eighmey

$19.95 $18.35

My first introduction to WWI food history. A good solid overview that follows the letters of one soldier home to his family.

Modern Food, Moral Food: Self-Control, Science, and the Rise of Modern American Eating in the Early Twentieth Century

Helen Zoe Veit

$29.95

In many ways, Helen Zoe Veit is setting the gold standard for food history writing. Here, she examines the role of WWI and the Progressive Era in our modern ideas around food and self control. Excellent reading.

Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War

Elaine F Weiss

$19.95 $18.35

Probably the best book on the Woman's Land Army in the United States. An in-depth look at how the movement started and its connections to the women's suffrage movement.