Memories wanted! Either yours or those of your relatives and friends who experienced World War II, and remember shopping, rationing, growing, cooking, serving and eating during those years.
The National World War II Museum in New Orleans is spearheading a national grassroots program called Kitchen Memories. The goal of the program is to produce a collection of food stories, recipes and memories of World War II as a community kitchen project.
Many of America’s strongest memories are centered on food or food-related events: Meals we loved, meals we hated, special gatherings or everyday routines with relatives and friends, triumphs and disasters in the kitchen. Now, add the emotions of fear, excitement and challenges of the Home Front and some of the strongest memories of the World War II generation are revealed.
The Museum is asking members of the Greatest Generation to share their stories, and asking descendents to interview parents, grandparents and friends about their memories. For information about how to submit your food related stories and recipes, visit the Museum’s submission page.