Forward by Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson
'At the turn of the century, when this book was in its infancy, it might have contained a basic recipe on how to can and preserve orchard fruits and garden vegetables (family requirement about 125 quarts per person!). Today the housewife hurries through instant coffee and minute rice. Neither the drudgery of yesterday not the frozen efficiency of today is, in my opinion, "the way to a man's heart." But if you leaf through these pages, and try a few not-too-complicated but unusual and delectable recipes you will have found the right road. '
October 17, 2008