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Cookin' Up "Kitchen Dates" - Courting where you Cook!

Connecting food, rationing, and nutrition to the war effort: "U.S. Needs Us Strong. Eat the Basic 7 Every Day" (lower wrapper).

Minneapolis, Minnesota: Pillsbury Mills, Inc., 1945. "Say ... Kitchen Dates are Fun!" exclaims the young fellow on the cover of this guide to wholesome dates in the kitchen for teens. Published towards the end of World War II, it was produced to still urge American families on the homefront to "produce and conserve" in an effort to win the war through victory rationing and victory gardens. This booklet is specifically addressed to teens, and includes some delightfully hokey cartoon strips. Answers questions such as "What is baking powder for?" and "Where do cloves come from?", and offers plenty of fun nutritional facts and quiz questions. Mentions "the boys in service" frequently to keep teens aware of the war and the importance of rationing, etc. Published by Pillsbury "in the Interest of Our Government's Nutrition Program" (upper cover). Recipes included in the back, with a helpful chart of the basic food groups on the lower cover. Examples of these kinds of publications marketed directly to teens are scarce.
Single vol, (10.5" by 8.5"), pp. 22, illus., stapled in original illus. self wrps. Near-fine. Minor toning, a little rubbed.

Price: $350.00

Item #23001829

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