“Senn's War Time Cooking Guide” is a classic cook book by Charles Herman Senn that aims to provide fantastic recipes for hearty meals that can be made on a budget and with limited ingredients. Written for people living with the terrors of war and the scarcity of food that comes with it, the book has recipes for dishes that are both extremely nutritious and easy to produce. Highly recommended for those with an interest in economic cookery. Charles Herman Senn (1862 – 1934) was a German writer of cook books. He wrote profusely on the subject, producing cook books for all manner of people and situations, but was particularly well-known for his vegetarian and confectionery recipes. Other notable works by this author include: “Breakfast and Supper Dishes” (1898), “A book of Salads: The Art of Salad Dressing” (1922), and “British Red Cross Society Cookery Manual” (1915). Contents include: “War Time and Food Economy”, “Recipes for Soups”, “Fish Preparations”, “Meat Dishes”, “Vegetables”, “Breakfast and Supper Dishes”, “Sweets and Pastries”, “Cakes and Pastries”, “Invalid Dishes”, “Sauces”, “Management of Gas Stoves”, “Inexpensive Family Meals”, “Some Economy Hints”, “Index of Recipes”, etc.
The Vintage Cookery Books series hopes to bring old wisdom and classic techniques back to life, as we have so much to learn from 'the old ways' of cooking. Not only can these books provide a fascinating window into past societies, cultures and every-day life, but they also let us actively delve into our own history – with a taste of what, how and when, people ate, drank, and socialised.