Twenty Lessons in Domestic Science. A condensed home study course. Marketing: food principles, Functions of food, Methods of cooking, Glossary of usual culinary terms, pronunciations and definitions, etc.

[No place: copyright by the author;] Calumet Baking Powder Company, 1916.

Octavo (24 x 16 cm.), 108 pages. Illustrated. FIRST EDITION. A hyper-rationalized short course in domestic science, and a good example of the path America was well along by the Great War. All is in the service of economy and nutrition, and aesthetics and taste be damned! Offered for example, "balanced ration: always there one thing in mind, the necessity of and ration which will provide necessary combinations to appease hunger, to furnish warmth, energy and tissue building material as well as to please the palate and the eye. However, too much attention is often given to pleasing the palate rather than to furnishing nutrition. In planning the meal...” The illustrations are charts, or really what we would today call info-graphics, by C.F. Langworthy of the USDA. Some abrasion to the front edge of the rear board, otherwise near fine, in publisher's illustrated olive-colored cloth.

Price: $50.00

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