War year cookbooks are always fascinating, but they are even more so when they are a reflection of the author’s effort to understand, appreciate, and share another culture–usually that of an ally nation. Such is the case with this cookbook, which encourages American home cooks to try simple, classic Italian dishes. Written in simple, direct prose, these recipes’ brevity encourage experimentation. What is particularly interesting about this book is that “every penny” from the sale of the book was sent to Italians, who, the author noted, “will use it for food and clothing for the families of Italian soldiers.”
Available as a digital download, in PDF format. 67 pages.