Chow Town

World War I Museum’s online exhibit about food leads chefs to compete Iron Chef-style using rations

As the clock ticked down, the Central Powers team of Nic Bandeller (left) of Grunauer and Martin Heuser of Affare worked on their dishes.
As the clock ticked down, the Central Powers team of Nic Bandeller (left) of Grunauer and Martin Heuser of Affare worked on their dishes. FRED BLOCHER | The Kansas City Star

Looking for a meaningful way to mark Memorial Day?

Check out the new online exhibit from the National World War I Museum that highlights one of the vital component of winning a war: food.

“War Fare: From the Homefront to the Frontlines” (theworldwar.org) takes viewers through The Great War from a uniquely culinary perspective. The National World War I Museum offers the online journey to focus on how food affected the outcome of the war.

“We wanted to highlight an area that had broad appeal, and we knew food was a passport to the time period,” says Lora Vogt, museum curator of education.

To see what local chefs whipped up with rations in an Iron Chef-style competition called “Chow Challenge,” click here.

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