Food and referring to the past

There is a longer post coming soon, but I thought that today I would just share some fantastic old wartime posters about food and food waste.  The change in attitudes between times of want and times of plenty is really quite incredible, as is the disparity between what we eat and what we actually need (best example?  Right here).

From: http://wallblank.com/products/food-with-thought

USA – First World War

From: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/gallery/2010/mar/04/imperial-war-museum-rationing-food#/?picture=359229448&index=10

UK – Second World War

From: http://www.sirc.org/timeline/1942_large9.shtml

USA – Second World War (1943)

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3 thoughts on “Food and referring to the past

  1. I could have gone the rest of my life without knowing that there exists a restaurant where “350 lb eat free”. What a sick (pun intended) concept for a restaurant.

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