Food Will Win the War

Just a heads up for anyone in the Toronto area: on Wednesday, November 14, I’m giving a public lecture entitled “Food Will Win the War: Eating for Victory during Canada’s Second World War” sponsored by the Culinary Historians of Canada and Campbell House Museum. I’ve been told that there will be period refreshments which will include, among other things, my favourite wartime recipe, “Canada War Cake.”

Below are some of the event details from the Culinary Historians of Canada website:

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The Culinary Historians of Canada and Campbell House Museum present a lecture by Ian Mosby: “Food Will Win the War: Eating for Victory during Canada’s Second World War”

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Where: Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen Street West, Toronto

Details: In this special lecture, presented a few days after Remembrance Day, Ian Mosby will discuss the importance of food and eating to Canadians’ everyday experience of the war on the home front. He will look at some of the different ways in which ordinary Canadians mobilized food to both show their support for the war effort and also to deal with the ever present reality of rationing and shortages. At the same time, he will explore the contradiction between popular memory of the war as a time of austerity and the reality that, throughout the war years, Canadians on the whole were eating more – and better quality ­– food than they ever had before.

$12 regular admission; $10 CHC members. Includes war-time refreshments!

To pre-register, contact:

Campbell House Museum
160 Queen Street West (at University Ave/Osgoode Subway)
416 597-0227 ext 3
www.campbellhousemuseum.ca
Twitter: @CampbellHouseTO
Facebook: Campbell House Museum

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