I read this book because I had heard so many good things about Fisher’s writing. Little did I know that it would fit right into the World War II challenge. How to cook a Wolf was first published in 1942, shortly after the United States had entered the war. Written to inspire during wartime shortages it reminds cooks that it takes more then a foodstuffs to provide nourishment for loved ones.
Fisher knew that telling people to cut back on this or substitute that was no way to get through tough times. She believed that people should follow their own instincts instead of some nutritional chart. Experiment, dream, add an “expensive” ingredient to bring joy to a meal. These suggestions work just as well today as they did it WWII. I truly enjoyed reading this and fully prepared to greet the wolf at the door.