Approaching Armistice: Food at the End of the First World War

Tuesday, June 22nd • 1pm

What do you know about the Hudson Valley’s home front during the First World War? Join food historian Sarah Wassberg Johnson to learn how New Yorkers coped with rationing, food preservation, and the startling end to World War I. From the formation of food bureaucracies to restaurants punished for violating rationing rules, to the women who canned their way past food shortages; illustrated with period photographs and propaganda posters.

Sarah Wassberg Johnson is The Food Historian – author, speaker, educator, podcaster, and blogger on all things related to food history. Sarah received her MA in History/Public History from the University at Albany, State University of New York and her BA in History and Scandinavian Studies from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. She has been featured in all three episodes of The History Channel mini series, “The Food That Built America” and on NPR, the Atlantic, CNN, Atlas Obscura, and more.

This program is sponsored by the Clinton Community Library, Amenia Free Library, Mahopac Library, LaGrange Association Library, Stanford Free Library, Kingston Library, and Staatsburg Library.


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