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Madosc, a food expert and food writer, delivers a commentary, "What starvation in Western Europe means to you," about the two fronts of war: runaway food prices at home and starvation in Western Europe. Department of Markets is the first line of defense.
Food is a factor in keeping peace in Europe; buy only what you must have. If Europe falls, communism sweeps nearer and nearer our home.
Secretary of State Marshall's comments that "the fight has entered our homes and taken a seat at our table."
"Save wheat!" is the new battle cry.
Explanation of policies informing rationing during wartime, the yardstick of nutrition.
Mrs. Gannon has been ordered to provide information on markets, menu plannings, and nutrition. Listen to these broadcasts with the same intensity you listened to war updates in that last war.
Keep an eye on the grocers and butchers who stock more than they can sell.
Mrs. Gannon announces the menus for the day. Today is the first of the Meatless Tuesdays announced by President Truman.
Poached egg on Spanish rice
Tossed green salad
Bread and margarine
Milk for the whole family
Fresh fish loaf with cream sauce
or Steamed porgies
Potato surprise with canned peas, grilled half tomatoes, radish cucumber relish
Leftover tomato juice cake
Coffee or tea for adults
Milk for children
Leftover grapefruit halves
Hot wheat cereal with milk
Toast and margarine
Coffee for adults
Milk for children
Food available at the markets
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 8351
Municipal archives id: LT895