The Military Meals at Home Cook Book (1943)


"Food Is What Men Fight With": The Military Meals at Home Cook Book, 1943, Featuring Dozens of Recipes Adapted from Military Kitchens and Galleys

Berolzheimer, Ruth. The Military Meals at Home Cook Book. Chicago: Consolidated Book Publishers, 1943.

Octavo. Paper Wrappers.

Fascinating wartime cook book, adapting World War II military recipes for the home kitchen such as beef hash, spaghetti Italian style, cinnamon rolls, and much more. In World War II, as nearly every family had someone at the front or in the factories, Americans became interested in the idea of military food and nutrition. This staple-bound book (48 pages) by acclaimed cookbook editor Ruth Berolzheimer attempted to adapt real military recipes for the home kitchen. Many of these initiatives were meant to cope with rationing and help Americans to improve their overall nutrition. The military endorsement helped to convince Americans that cooking these types of dishes was a part of the war effort. Early owner inscription. A few spots of kitchen-soiling to interior, light wear and soiling to original wrappers. An extremely good copy.

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