What do you know about the Hudson Valley's home front during the First World War? Learn how New Yorkers coped with rationing, food preservation, and the startling end to World War I. From the formation of food bureaucracies to restaurants punished for violating rationing rules, to the women who canned their way past food shortages; illustrated with period photographs and propaganda posters.
Sarah Wassberg Johnson is The Food Historian - author, speaker, educator, podcaster, and blogger on all things related to food history. A frequent interviewee of journalists looking for historical context, she was featured in seasons one and two of The History Channel series, "The Food That Built America" and has been featured on NPR, the Atlantic, CNN, Atlas Obscura, and more. She has published in New York History journal and Agricultural History and is currently working on her book, "Preserve or Perish: Food in New York State during the Great War, 1916-1919," under contract with SUNY Press. Sarah received her MA in History/Public History from the University of Albany and currently works in the museum field.