Cooking in Captivity: How American Civilians Survived WWII in Japanese Prison Camps
Barbara Haber, author and food historian, has had a growing interest on the effects of war on the availability of food. Immediately after attacking Pearl Harbor, the Japanese invaded the Philippines and imprisoned thousands of American civilians who spent the war years deprived of food. Among them was Natalie Crouter, a remarkable Boston-bred woman who kept a diary that describes how food preoccupied every internee: They talked about it, dreamed about it, and used any available resource to cook ersatz dishes that would get them through WWII. Haber will share her research and insights about Crouter and other internees who spent the war years in prison camps.
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- Barbara Haber (Presenter)
Author and food historian with a focus on the effects of war on the availability of food.
Meets at Boston University: 808 Commonwealth Ave., Demonstration Room, Room 117 at 6:00 pm on Thursday, March 07, 2013 (1 meeting)