Creative Cooking

This a book about cooking, not a traditional cookbook.  The author, Nicholas Roosevelt (first cousin of President Theodore Roosevelt) discusses cooking methods in an attempt to instruct one on how to cook and cook better.  Filled with suggestions, methods, along with general principles of food preparation. Nicholas Roosevelt divides the book into the following sections:
  • General Principles
  • Things to Avoid
  • The Art of Seasonings
  • Some Sauce Secrets
  • The Challenge of the Egg
  • Beautiful Soup
  • Fish – Fine Fare
  • Six Hundred Million Chickens
  • Many Men’s Meat
  • Varied Vegetables
  • Some So-Called Starches
  • Salad Essentials
  • The End of a Perfect Meal
  • Wine and Strong Drink
  • Plan to Plan
  • Odds and Ends
  • The care and Feeding of Guest
  • Sex in the Kitchen
Get your mind out of the gutter, the chapter entitled “Sex in the Kitchen” discusses the perceptions of males and females in the kitchen.  The book was written in 1956