Cooking History Examines Battlefield Food

Photo: Peter Kerekes

Before MREs and catering by KBR, what did soldiers eat on the battlefield? Cooking History, a documentary screening at the American Museum of Natural History next week as part of the Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival, considers the food that sustained soldiers in the wars of the twentieth century. Filmmaker Peter Kerekes asked cooks to prepare the dishes they once made on the front, from Russian blinis served to German invaders to mushrooms scavenged from the Czechoslovakian forest. Watch the trailer here and then see the movie.

Cooking History [AMNH]