Antique Recipes

Wartime Recipes from Connecticut Cookbook, 1944

Wartime Recipes from Connecticut Cookbook, 1944: Here’s an entire page of World War II economizing recipes from the Connecticut Cookbook, compiled by the Woman’s Club of Westport and published by Harper & Brothers in 1944. The recipes are accompanied by a Del King cartoon with a little guy that looks a lot like Mickey Mouse. The recipes, two Cheese Soufflés and Escalloped Bread and Cheese, all sound good for a Sunday night supper.

Connecticut Cookbook

Connecticut Cookbook

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Connecticut Cookbook Woman’s Club of Westport: The subtitle of this great cookbook is Being a Collection of Recipes from Connecticut Kitchens Equally Adapted for Wartime and Peacetime. Compiled by the Woman’s Club of Westport and Illustrated by Connecticut Artists. Published by Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York and London, in 1944. This copy is a first edition with (tattered) dust jacket. Hard cover with gray linen-covered boards. 261 pages. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and clear.

This cookbook, published during World War II, has a preface by Van Wyck Brooks, recipes from world-famous chefs and many well-known celebrities, and incredible illustrations by United States artists. Focusing on the need for economy in wartime, it has a chapter on “Victory Specials.”