Wednesday, May 19, 1943
With the war’s end anticipated, food was on everyone’s mind. In the first major international parley regarding food supplies in the post-war world, President Roosevelt emphasized access to food one of “The Four Freedoms” he had proclaimed in 1941. His rationale: “Freedom from fear cannot be secured without freedom from want.” Even Americans, who still enjoyed a bounty undreamed of by the rest of the world, were experiencing a kind of hunger. Stretching and making do, many a thrifty householder tried this filling and nutritious recipe (p.17).