Kent Whitaker Has Book-Signing For Bullets And Bread On Saturday

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Picture from Bullets and Bread shows the crew of a PT boat serving in the Pacific after trading with island locals for fresh fruit. Note the bananas hanging on the railing.
Picture from Bullets and Bread shows the crew of a PT boat serving in the Pacific after trading with island locals for fresh fruit. Note the bananas hanging on the railing.

Chattanooga author and culinary writer Kent Whitaker will be signing copies of his newest book which is titled Bullets and Bread. The signing will take place at the Barnes and Noble at Hamilton Place on Saturday, at 1 p.m.

Mr. Whitaker says that tanks, airplanes and submarines are the “normal stuff of World War II books. Now there’s a book about the subject that veterans of all wars love to hate… military chow!"

Bullets and Bread is a salute to cooks and bakers of World War Two as well as a history of the sacrifices American families made to support the country's efforts in WWII. The book contains a selection of war time memories from WWII veterans about the best and worst chow served up during the war. Also included are favorite recipes and foods from Hollywood stars that served as well as favorite dishes of generals, world leaders and a nice selection of recipes from WWII cooking manuals and other sources.

Bullets and Bread is not a cookbook, it’s a history book focused on the efforts of Cooks, Bakers, QM’s, famers, packagers, producers and Victory gardens during the war as well as some history of ration development,” Mr. Whitaker said. “Plus, it’s packed with humor and stories such as fishing with a deck mounted machine gun on a PT boat and if it's true that the Queen Mother loved hot sauce!”

Barnes and Noble describes the often humorous yet information-packed book “Engaging and revealing, it is a must-read for any history buff."

Mr. Whitaker will also be signing copies of his other books including Big Mo’s Tennis Ball Hunt as well as several of his cookbook titles. Also signing will be author K.M. Long  - The Unfortunate Soul, and author Gretchen Archer for her book Double Whammy.

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