|The Betty Furness Westinghouse Cook Book, ca. 1954|
|The Silent Hostess by GE, ca. 1932|
|Mirror Cook Book, ca. 1937|
|Toll House Tried and True Recipes by Ruth Wakefield,|
|Coupon Cookery by Prudence Penny, ca. 1943|
I love this cookbook, just by virtue of its title and author's name! It has a handy chart at the beginning for the reader to be able to track the changes in product points at the store. From what I've read it was very confusing for the grocers and the customers! Unfortunately, no one wrote in this book, which is such a shame. I would have loved to seen their notes on the price changes.
The Wartime Cook Book edited by Ruth Berolzheimer, ca. approx. 1942
I really like this book. It's got some great photos throughout, including quite a few of Red Cross workers. It was published, I believe, at the beginning of the war. A friend of mine who knows a lot about the Red Cross during WWII said all the women are wearing pre-war uniforms, so that's why my guess is that the book was published 1942. Perhaps they used photos from before the war, and the U.S. didn't even enter the war until the end of 1941.
Also, I've found some really interesting recipes including Rhubarb and Banana Pudding, which I plan on trying just as soon as my rhubarb starts growing. My friend Loris told me that bananas were huge during the 1930s, so finding a recipe like this isn't that surprising. I'm so excited to try it!
Here's one example of the Red Cross photos in this booklet as well as a fun Red Cross luncheon idea!
Stay tuned for more vintage cookbook posts! (Yes, I have quite a few cookbooks...)