Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Now available online: Cooking and Baking on Shipboard

(by Heather Hernandez, Technical Services Librarian)

Illustration of man in chef's hat ringing a dinner bell
Illustration from page 7

Have you ever wondered how to make cake for one hundred people?  Or have you wanted some simple, visual instructions for carving meat?  You can find all this and more in Cooking and Baking on Shipboard : Official War Administration Manual from 1945, which we've digitized and made available for free in multiple, searchable formats on the Internet Archive.

Over 358 pages, the book is richly illustrated with how-to photographs as well as clear drawings of everything from the basics to advanced techniques.  Definitions of cooking terms, advice on caring for equipment and for proper sanitation, and dozens of recipes and recommended menus are included.  We've made the book keyword searchable, but an extensive index at the end makes browsing easy.

So be sure to check it out online, or stop by the Research Center to see the hardcopy book.

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