Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Vintage Cookbook Review
I picked up a jewel of a book (off my mother's bookshelf;) titled, 'The American Woman's Cook Book,' from the Culinary Arts Institute .. originally published in 1938. It makes for a good read as it goes into detail the daily nutrition needs of children and adults ... and includes such topics: Food Values, The Lunch Box*, Menu Making, Food For Invalids, Useful Facts About Milk (farm fresh) .. etc. This book was written prior to the mass use of commercially produced (fake) food, and the current epidemic of obesity. There are charts explaining vitamin content in produce (cooked and uncooked), the importance of good fats/oils and a host of other topics. As a gift to you, I'm including a few links .. this one you can read the book online .. and here you can download a pdf copy for yourself. Enjoy.
*Imagine that! Long before the FDA got involved parents were responsible for sending nutritious foods packed in boxes for their children to take to school.