THE AUTOMOBILE PARTS COOKBOOK by Beverley Dusenberg

THE AUTOMOBILE PARTS COOKBOOK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This may be the answer for insolvent homemakers. In a helpful, amusing introduction, the author recounts her own struggle to adjust a limited family budget to runaway inflation until a friend told her about a local junkyard. Cogently arguing that the real solution to energy and food shortages is to educate the public to a more liberal notion of edibility, Mrs. Dusenberg describes the nutritional and financial benefits of an unlimited neighborhood supply of iron, sulphur, and zinc. From a dietitian's point of view there are important advantages in absorbing these minerals in their pure state rather than, as in conventional food substances like meats and vegetables, adulterated with proteins and carbohydrates. For the budget-minded, Mrs. Dusenberg points out that anything a growing child can break a tooth on is bound to go a lot further than things that are easy to swallow, taste good, or otherwise invite overconsumption. An appendix lists the most important nutrients to be found in various American and foreign models. There are also helpful household suggestions like stealing hubcaps for soup plates and stretching hot beverages during the winter with a few tablespoonfuls of antifreeze. The imaginative, well-presented recipes (each introduced by directions for disassembling the ingredients) include such automotive adaptations of time-honored favorites as crankcase-oil mayonnaise, brakeshoe cutlets, and choke au vin.

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1975
Publisher: Mountebank