Example: But, nutritionally speaking, meat is only one of many; undeniably a good source of protein, but no better than milk or eggs. A lamb chop is a very nice item on a bill of fare, but the protein it contains can be secured just as well from one large egg, or two level tablespoonfuls of peanut butter, or one and one-fourth ounces of cheese; Source: Everyday Foods in War Time by Rose, Mary Swartz The book, published during WW1, is filled with advice on how to handle food wisely in food shortage situations. The quoted text comes from Chapter 3, which lists a dozen great substitutions for meat, a luxury that few people could afford during wartime. Hi native speakers, The FreeDictionary gives this definition for "a bill of fare" I wonder if "a bill of fare" has an old fashioned ring to it. Does it mean the same thing as "a menu" in the example?