The Complete Library Of Cooking
The Complete Library of COOKING consists of five volumes that cover the various phases of the subject of cooking as it is carried on in the home. These books are arranged so that related subjects are grouped together.
VOLUME ONE ESSENTIALS OF COOKING CEREALS BREAD HOT BREADS
This volume, which is the first of the set, deals with the essentials of cooking, cereals, bread, and hot breads. In Essentials of Cooking, Parts 1 and 2, are thoroughly treated the selection, buying, and care of food, as well as other matters that will lead to familiarity with terms used in COOKING and to efficiency in the preparation of food. In Cereals are discussed the production, composition, selection, and care and the cooking and serving of cereals of all kinds. In Bread and Hot Breads are described all the ingredients required for bread, rolls, and hot breads of every kind, the processes and recipes to be followed in making and baking them, the procedure in serving them, and the way in which to care for such foods.
VOLUME TWO MILK, BUTTER, AND CHEESE EGGS VEGETABLES
In Milk, Butter, and Cheese, Parts 1 and 2, are explained the place that milk occupies in the diet, its composition, grades, and the dishes for which it is used; the purchase, care, and use of butter and butter substitutes; and the characteristics, care, and varieties of both domestic and imported cheeses, as well as a number of excellent recipes for cheese dishes. A luncheon menu, in which a cheese dish is substituted for meat, is of interest in this connection, for it shows the housewife, early in her studies, not only how to combine dishes to produce a balanced meal, but also how to make up a menu in which meat is not needed.
VOLUME THREE SOUP MEAT POULTRY AND GAME FISH AND SHELL FISH
In Meat, Parts 1 and 2, are described the various cuts of the different kinds of meat--beef, veal, lamb, mutton, and pork--and the part of the animal from which they are obtained, the way in which to judge a good piece of meat by its appearance, and what to do with it from the time it is purchased until all of it is used. All the methods applicable to the cooking of meats are emphasized in this section. Supplementing the text are numerous illustrations showing the ways in which meat cuts are obtained. Besides, many of them are so reproduced that actual cuts of meat may be readily recognized. Equipped with this knowledge, the housewife need give no concern to the selection, care, and cooking of every variety of meat.
Volume 4 SALADS AND SANDWICHES COLD AND FROZEN DESSERTS CAKES, COOKIES, AND PUDDINGS PASTRIES AND PIES
In Salads and Sandwiches are presented so simply the secrets of appetizing salads that they can be grasped by even a novice, and sandwiches of numerous varieties, from those appropriate for afternoon teas to those suitable for the main dish in the meal, are so treated that they appear to rise above the ordinary place usually accorded them. One need never hesitate to prepare a menu for an afternoon or evening social affair or the salad course in a luncheon or dinner after a study of this part of the volume.
VOLUME FIVE FRUIT AND FRUIT DESSERTS CANNING AND DRYING JELLY MAKING, PRESERVING, AND PICKLING CONFECTIONS BEVERAGES THE PLANNING OF MEALS
With fruits becoming less seasonal and more a daily food, an understanding of them is of great value to the housewife. In Fruit and Fruit Desserts, she first learns their place in the diet, their nature, composition, and food value. Then she proceeds with the preparation and serving of every variety of fruit. Included in this section also are
fruit cocktails, those refreshing appetizers often used to introduce a special meal.