Kitchen Post but I think it deserves it's own post.
This poster was released during World War 1, sometime around 1914. It was created and distributed by the U.S Food Administration. It was believed that "Food would win the war, the country that conserved their resources the best would become the victor." Families were asked to substitute corn and other cereals for wheat as much as possible. Consume less meat and preserve sugars and fats by "employing careful utilization".
There was even a book written, for housewives "Foods that will win the war: and How to Cook Them". When I bought the poster I just thought they were good rules to cook by, I had no idea of the political background this poster had.
But at the end of the day I still think that this poster has good Food Rules and keeping it in my kitchen, in clear view inspires me to make better choices.
1- Buy it with Thought.
2- Cook it with Care.
3-Use less Wheat and Meat.
4-Buy Local Foods.
5- Serve just Enough.
6-Use whats Left.
DON'T WASTE IT!