How to Cook.

[Oswego New York]: Hall Publishing Company, 1944.

Octavo (23.5 x 15.5 cm.), 223 pages. Illustrated with many black and white photos. Index; glossary. FIRST EDITION. A basic introduction to home cooking published at the height of World War II, and with a tone that is somewhat martial. "It is zero-hour for beginners in the kitchen" (jacket copy). The author, Marjorie Griffin Groll (1913-?), was a daily food columnist for the Detroit Times and later the Chicago Daily News. The detailed recipes are offered in narrative form, often illustrated with photographs. An abbreviated meat chapter is heavy on organ meats. Near fine in publisher's burgundy cloth, titled in black. In an edgeworn and spine faded dust jacket. Jacket is near very good.

Price: $35.00