Author: Mrs Elizabeth O. Hiller
Publisher: P.F. Volland Company, Chicago
The Corn Cook Book, War Edition, is a small but mighty cookbook written during World War I (July 1914 until November 1918). There was at least one previous edition. The preface of this special edition says it all:
“Save the wheat” is the call that has been sent out from Washington to the housekeepers of America.
In response to this urgent plea, the new War Edition of the Corn Cook Book containing 200 recipes has been compiled, showing the various ways that this valuable cereal can be utilized so as to save wheat for ourselves and our Allies.
Corn is the American Indian’s greatest gift to civilization. The early colonists used it to a large extent. It is still one of the most important and delectable foods of the South and the New England States. No one who has tasted the real Southern Corn Prone will ever forget its deliciousness
(I’ll get right on that recipe)
To the housewives of America the author dedicates this little volume “The Corn Cook Book” with the earnest hope that it will do its part towards winning the war by helping to conserve the Nation’s Food.
Corn has found it’s biggest fan. Mrs. Hiller has over 200 recipes with corn being the prominent ingredient. Thank you Mrs. Hiller because I, too, LOVE corn. Johnny cakes, hominy croquettes, corn meal griddle cakes, date corn meal pudding, popped corn pudding. I might have to start a second blog dedicated to corn recipes.