Mabry-Hazen House Commemorates Centennial of World War I with a “Taste of the Great War” Dinner

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Mabry-Hazen House will host a period dinner to commemorate the World War I American experience will be hosted 5:30-9 p.m. April 28 at Mabry-Hazen House.

April marks the centennial of American soldiers’ first experience on the Western Front, while the U.S. Food Administration led a campaign on the home front to reduce consumption of meat, wheat, fats, and sugars in order to feed the soldiers and citizens in Europe.

Slogans such as “Food will win the war” urged Americans to support the war effort and substitute recipes for favorite dishes appeared throughout the nation to help Americans integrate alternative ingredients into their meals. The “Meatless Mondays.” “Local is best.” “Eat less wheat.” slogans share a tradition from the food habits pushed by the U.S. Food Administration 100 years ago.

Partnering with HeartFire Culinary, Mabry-Hazen House will recreate the tastes and dishes from the Great War using historic cookbooks, period recipes, and locally-sourced ingredients. Diners will enjoy a five-course meal showcasing a different aspect of the culinary experience in 1918, while between each course Patrick Hollis, executive director of Mabry-Hazen House, will discuss the food habits, culinary trends, and U.S. food policy influencing each dish.

World War I artifacts from the original family collection will be on display for guests to view as well. The dinner will occur in the Julia Meek Guest House, a 1924 Craftsman house, on the museum campus. Wine will be provided, but guests are encouraged to BYOB. Seating is limited.

Tickets are $100 per person. All proceeds benefit Mabry-Hazen House. Tickets may be purchased in advance by visiting www.mabryhazen.com/greatwardinner or call 865-522-8661 for more information.

About The Mabry-Hazen House Museum

The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located atop Mabry's Hill in Knoxville, Tennessee. Built in 1858, three generations of the same family resided in the Italianate-style home overlooking downtown Knoxville, Tennessee River, and Great Smoky Mountains. The museum showcases one of the largest original family collection in America with over 2,000 original artifacts on display. Furnished and decorated in the style of several decades, Mabry-Hazen gives a rare view into 130 years of Knoxville history.

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Cindy Dupree

Director of Public Relations
cindy.dupree@tn.gov
615) 741-9010