Sunday, November 4, 2012

VINTAGE POSTER SUNDAY, OVERCOOKING DESTROYS VITAMINS

Vintage WWII Food poster, image courtesy of US National Archives
Here's a fun poster, circa 1940's.  It was a reminder that was most often used on military bases, ships, etc, for those doing the cooking.  I've read though that they were posted around towns for restaurants, etc, to remind chefs and presumably home cooks too, that "over cooking destroys vitamins". And of course, everyone needed to stay healthy and strong. 

Words as true then as they are now.  Have you ever been somewhere that overcooked the vegetables?  They end up mushy and not very tasty?  They are also totally devoid of any nutritional value, ha.  

So, from the 1940's to now, don't overcook!

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8 comments:

John Gray said...

he has teeth like donny Osmond!

Becca said...

LOL at John, true. My mother used to overcook our veggies SO much. Made me not like vegetables. Then I grew up and discovered fresh correctly cooked veggies and fell in love.

Anonymous said...

Overcooking also destroys TASTE, haha.

dianefaith said...

Well, I hate to tell you this but plenty of vegetables still get overcooked. Green beans, particularly. Old-style Southern cooking does not appreciate crisp green beans. Just ask my husband.

1st Man said...

Ha, too funny! I do believe you're right! ;-)

1st Man said...

Thankfully, my MOm always cooked them just right but I had friends who's parents didn't have a clue, ha. Usually they were the ones like you, they didn't like vegetables. Now I know why!

1st Man said...

DEFINITELY! Some people say vegetables don't have any taste, my guess is they haven't had them cooked correctly!

1st Man said...

You know, good point. I do love fresh green beans that are crunchy but I do love southern style beans with bacon and all the other goodness, ha. I guess there's room for both huh? ;-)