Monday, April 23, 2012

The "Penny Stretchers" chapter

Grammy Gertie's trusted cookbook, that she used for over 50 years, was a 1942 edition of The Pocket Cook Book.

Due to food rationing measures during World War II, the book is extremely mindful of people's need to be frugal. The book includes such classics as, "Economy Lemon Allspice Cake" and "Inexpensive White Cake Layers". You get the sense, from the description, that there was pride in being resourceful and in sharing the sacrifice.

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