Official Recipe Book. What to Eat. How to Cook It.

Patriotic WWI-era cookbook addressing conservation and food shortages issued by the State Council of Defense of Illinois


WWI-era cookbook issued in March 1918 by the State Council of Defense of Illinois. “This book of recipes was compiled for the Patriotic Food Show of the State Council of Defense, which took place at the Coliseum, Chicago, January 5–13, 1918. All the recipes it contains were demonstrated at the Show; all have the approval of the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Food Administration.” (p[1]) War-time recipes include “Meatless Meat,” “Patriotic Cookies,” “Sugarless Quick Beads,” and “War-Time Cakes and Frostings.” Other sections of the cookbook concern “Suggestions for Conservation” and “War Service in the Home.”


Description: Official Recipe Book. What to Eat. How to Cook It.

Chicago: Published by the State Council of Defense of Illinois. Educational Document No. 5, March, 1918. [64]pp. 8vo. Illustrated wrappers; stapled. Brief staining and handling; two leaves roughly opened; minor losses to lower wrapper and final leaf, not affecting text; good.

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Price: $35.00