19 NOVEMBER 1910, Page 61


Just for Two Cookery Book. By Jennie C. Williams. (Hodder and Stoughton. 2s. 6d. net.)—There are some useful recipes in this little American cookery-book, but the reader must not be deluded by the title or the preface into thinking that the quantities are those exactly required for two people. Tho authoress often gives no weights or measures for the ingredients of a dish, and the directions are sometimes so oddly worded that they need paraphrasing for an English cook. More experienced housekeepers than the young women for whom the book is intended would hesitate before ordering " Devil's Food " for afternoon tea, though they might like to have it under the name of " rich chocolate cake." The characteristic American dishes sound deliciously appetising and unwholesome. The names alone are attractive, "Hot Virginia Spoon Bread," "Parker House Rolls," "Dixie Biscuit," &c., &c.