For the more aspiring housewife, who has passed the primer stage, this is an excellent how-to-do-it book, by the foods editor of Farm Journal and Farmer's Wife. Equipment, method, tips on sugar savings with proportions of substitutes, and step by step instructions on canning fruits, vegetables, meats. Suggestions on how to prevent trouble. Instructions on brining, on making pickles, on preserves and jams and jellies, on dehydration. Good section on definition of terms. The end papers are to contain a Victory Food Budget, Seven Basic Groups, Charts of approximate yields, etc. Very definitely, a book of more permanent value than Ann Roe Robbins, but the complete neophyte might be somewhat confused by the amount of information.