WWI food shortages changed American eating habits

Meatless Monday are nothing new. The same term was used during World War I to encourage Americans to eat non-meat proteins in response to food shortages in Europe. Red meat was considered the most desirable animal protein. Home economists put together cookbooks with meat alternatives such as milk, cheese, eggs, fish, legumes and nuts. (Poultry …

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Thanksgiving recipes: Mashed potatoes are a must

People may argue about the recipe for the Thanksgiving mashed potatoes. Milk or cream? Garlic, no garlic? Yukon golds or russets? The only rule is they have to be there. But here’s the big reveal: there’s almost no chance potatoes were part of the original feast. Potatoes are native to South America and, according to …

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Thanksgiving recipes: Midwestern wild rice, Southern spoonbread

Thanksgiving can be frustrating for adventurous cooks. Friends and family who will happily eat steamed barnacles and ox tartare any other day of the year are likely to flip over the table if the stuffing has goji berries or if Grandma’s cranberry mold has quietly been “disappeared.” So American Food Roots has partnered with Cookstr.com to …

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Found recipes: watermelon cake

For my sis’s 10th bday, I made a watermelon cake from Seventeen mag! It’s silly but would love to find the recipe. All I remember is that the recipe had choc chips for the seeds. Amanda Moniz Today’s recipes in Seventeen Magazine are more likely to be for yummy trail mix, tofu-and-vegetable stir fry or quick-and-easy …

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