À la carte

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Biltmore Hotel


À la carte


May 10, 1918


New York City


It was not unusual for hotels and restaurants to participate in food conservation programs like Meatless Mondays, and to put a few gentle reminders on their menus, such as “Local is best” and “Eat less wheat.” However, the cover and inside of this menu are completely filled with slogans and information about the U.S. Food Administration; the bill of fare is relegated to the back cover. As it happens, the hospitality division of the U.S. Food Administration was headed by the president of the Biltmore Hotel, John McEntee Bowman (1875–1931), who was a tireless promoter of the program.