So many people around the world today are food insecure. A hundred-years ago people also often lacked sufficient food. Here is some advice in the January, 1919 issue of American Cookery magazine. World War I had just ended two months prior the publication of this magazine, and food was still in short supply in Europe.
The Needs Abroad
Fats, including butter and milk, are short the world over. Butter and milk are necessary to child life. The dairy herds have been terribly depleted throughout Europe. Eighty thousand more children died last year in France than the year before.
To help restore these herds we must ship cereals to feed them. Use more potatoes, and less than normal of bread or cereals.
Butter in England is $2 a pound. Eggs are $2.25 a dozen. Milk is impossible to get in many places.
Let us help all we can!