Sawdust Bread

8/9/2014 - 8/15/2014

By 1918, food supplies and resources were so scarce for the German populace and army, sawdust was often mixed into flour when making bread. The flour was typically made from beans and peas. Widespread food shortages led to many other products being replaced with substitutes. Butter, for example, was often made from curdled milk, sugar, and yellow food coloring.