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WWI Food Rationing

In January 1918, Life printed a parody of Hoover's restaurant rules in the form of what called a "bread and butter letter" (a word of thanks to your host): I cannot thank you for your bread, Because there wasn't any, Nor any butter, either, though, Its substitutes were many. But your pecan and fig croquettes; Your muffins, flour-and eggless; Your beef-steak, raised in a window-box; Your mock duck, wing- and legless; Your near-fish, wheedled from oat-meal; your butterine, from apple; Your catnip salad; dressed with lard; Your porkless, parsnip scrapple Composed a menu so conserved That Mr. Hoover'd better Commend my cheer in sending ...