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Four WWII Era 1941/42 The Sealtest Food Adviser Cookbooks
Cookbooks have forever played a big roll in how mom prepared meals for the family and these simple cookbooks are no exception. With the outbreak of WWII thousands of booklets and hard cover books were published giving housewives new ideas on how to prepare food and save money when making meals for their families.
Today I'm offering 4 cookbooks titled "The Sealtest Food Adviser" which are soft cover booklets. The booklets were published by Sealtest Dairy Products Corporation of New York. All four booklets where published as the United States found itself involved in WWII. They give you an idea of the kinds of wholesome meals that housewives prepared. Remember as the war lingered food rationing was in full force and different ideas were needed in how to prepare food and save money. These booklets measure 5½" wide x 7½" long x 1/16" thick. Listed below is a description and condition of each booklet:
1.Food Adviser, July-August of 1941, and is the fourth issue of 1941. This is the summer issue and has 10 pages of soups, main courses, desserts and drinks that would be enjoyed throughout the summer months. Some of the recipes include: Potato and Tomato Soup, Picnic Eggs, Blueberry Lemon Freeze, Ginger Ale Cream, Peach Meringue Cake with Ice Cream, and Escalloped Summer Squash. **Condition: Good condition. There is a light pink stain on each of the pages(see our photos marked #1). Some tiny crease marks at some of the corners of the front and back covers.
2.Food Adviser, Fall Issue of 1941, and is the fifth issue of 1941. This issue has 10 pages of Autumn recipes that are very tasty and easy to prepare. Some of those recipes include: Frosted Grapes with Ice Cream, Tomato and Egg Casseroles, Ginger Ale Fruit Salad with Cottage Cheese, Baked Macaroni and Dried Beef, and Green Beans Au Gratin. **Condition: Good Condition. There is a 1" round stain right before the "S" in Sealtest and a light pink staion on some of the pages(please see our photos marked #2).
3.Food Adviser, Holiday Issue, 1941, released after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. This issue is all about making that special Christmas meal and great holiday treats every one will love. This issue also has 10 pages. Some of the recipes include: Lima Bean and Frankfurter Chowder, Oyster and Tomato Stew, Stick Candy Cane, Sweet Potato Boats, Mocha Fudge, and Christmas Salad. **Condition: Good Condition. There is a light pink stain on the front and back covers and each of the inside pages(see our photos marked #1). There is also a ½" tear at the top of the spine.
4.Food Adviser, March-April Issue for 1942, is the Easter Holiday Issue and also the first issue that focuses on budget-watching as food rationing has begun. Some of the recipes include: Sour Cream Chocolate Cake, Beef Pie, Mocha Parfait, Cottage Cheese Vegetable Casserole, and Creamed Liver. **Condition: Good Condition. There is a light pink stain on the front and back covers and each of the inside pages(see our photos marked #1).
If you collect cookbooks from the 1940's, you'll surely enjoy these. A wonderful gift to for your mom or grandmother who grew up during WWII and may remember their moms using these booklets.
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