In the war, women were responsible for producing food for everyone, including the occupying forces, while the men were out fighting. Women farmed, cooked, and thought of ways to stretch the meager resources through food preservation. The domestication of women was celebrated and encouraged in wartime Japanese magazines: It is said that “Soldiers move on their stomach” and so will the heart of a husband be won when the wife is a good cook. "To be able to prepare palatable dishes using local materials is a task assigned to women – Filipino Women. To learn the fine points in culinary art is to make yourself, your home and your country happy and prosperous"