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Woman's Institute Library of Cookery Volume 3: Soup; Meat; Poultry and Game; Fish and Shell Fish   By:

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WOMAN'S INSTITUTE LIBRARY OF COOKERY

VOLUME THREE

SOUP

MEAT

POULTRY AND GAME

FISH AND SHELL FISH

WOMAN'S INSTITUTE OF DOMESTIC ARTS AND SCIENCES, Inc.

PREFACE

This volume, which is the third of the Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, includes soups and the high protein foods, meat, poultry, game, and fish. It therefore contains information that is of interest to every housewife, for these foods occupy an important place in the majority of meals.

In her study of Soup, she will come to a thorough appreciation of the place that soup occupies in the meal, its chief purposes, and its economic value. All the different kinds of soups are classified and discussed, recipes for making them, as well as the stocks used in their preparation, receiving the necessary attention. The correct serving of soup is not overlooked; nor are the accompaniments and garnishes so often required to make the soup course of the meal an attractive one.

In Meat, Parts 1 and 2, are described the various cuts of the different kinds of meat beef, veal, lamb, mutton, and pork and the part of the animal from which they are obtained, the way in which to judge a good piece of meat by its appearance, and what to do with it from the time it is purchased until all of it is used. All the methods applicable to the cooking of meats are emphasized in this section. Supplementing the text are numerous illustrations showing the ways in which meat cuts are obtained. Besides, many of them are so reproduced that actual cuts of meat may be readily recognized. Equipped with this knowledge, the housewife need give no concern to the selection, care, and cooking of every variety of meat.

In Poultry and Game, the selection and preparation of all kinds of poultry receive attention. While such food is somewhat of a luxury in a great many homes, it helps to relieve the monotony of the usual protein foods, and it often supplies just what is desired for special occasions. Familiarity with poultry and game is a decided asset to any housewife, and success with their cooking and serving is assured through a study of this text, for every step in their preparation is clearly explained and illustrated.

In Fish and Shell Fish, the other high protein food is treated in full as to its composition, food value, purchase, care, and preparation. Such interesting processes as the boning, skinning, and filleting of fish are not only carefully explained but clearly illustrated. In addition to recipes for fresh, salt, smoked, and canned fish are given directions for the preparation of all edible shell fish and recipes for the various stuffings and sauces served with fish.

Too much cannot be said about the importance of the subjects covered in this volume and the necessity for a thorough understanding of them on the part of every housewife. Indeed, a mastery of them will mean for her an acquaintance with the main part of the meal, and when she knows how to prepare these foods, the other dishes will prove a simple matter.

CONTENTS

SOUP Value of Soup Classification of Soups Uses and Varieties of Soup Stock The Stock Pot Principal Ingredients in Soup Processes Involved in Making Stock Serving Soup Recipes for Soup and Soup Accompaniments Stocks and Clear Soups Heavy Thick Soups Cream Soups Purées Chowders Soup Accompaniments and Garnishes

MEAT Value of Meat as Food Structure and Composition of Meat Purchase and Care of Meat Purposes of Cooking Meat Methods of Cooking Meat Time Required for Cooking Meat Beef General Characteristics Cuts of Beef Steaks and Their Preparation Roasts and Their Preparation Preparation of Stews and Corned Beef Beef Organs and Their Preparation Making Gravy Trying Out Suet and Other Fats Preparation of Left Over Beef Veal Cuts of Veal and Their Uses Veal Cuts and Their Preparation Veal Organs and Their Preparation Preparation of Left Over Veal Mutton and Lamb Comparison Cuts of Mutton and Lamb Preparation of Roasts, Chops, and Stews Preparation of Left Over Lamb and Mutton Pork Cuts of Pork Fresh Pork and Its Preparation Cured Pork and Its Preparation Preparation of Left Over Pork Serving and Carving of Meat Sausages and Meat Preparations Principles of Deep Fat Frying Application of Deep Fat Frying Timbale Cases

POULTRY AND GAME Poultry as a Food Selection of Poultry Selection of Chicken Selection of Poultry Other Than Chicken Composition of Poultry Preparation of Chicken for Cooking Preparation of Poultry Other Than Chicken for Cooking Cooking of Poultry Stuffing for Roast Poultry Boned Chicken Dishes from Left Over Poultry Serving and Carving of Poultry Game Recipes for Game

FISH AND SHELL FISH Fish in the Diet Composition and Food Value of Fish Purchase and Care of Fish Cleaning Fish Boning Fish Skinning Fish Filleting Fish Methods of Cooking Fish Recipes for Fish Sauces and Stuffings Recipes for Fresh Fish Recipes for Salt and Smoked Fish Recipes for Canned Fish Recipes for Left Over Fish Shell Fish Nature, Varieties, and Use Oysters and Their Preparation Clams and Their Preparation Scallops and Their Preparation Lobsters and Their Preparation Crabs and Their Preparation Shrimp and Their Preparation

SOUP

SOUP AND ITS PLACE IN THE MEAL

VALUE OF SOUP

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