The American Frugal Housewife is written by Lydia Maria Child. The true economy of housekeeping is simply the art of gathering up all the fragments, so that nothing be lost. I mean fragments of time, as well as materials. Nothing should be thrown away so long as it is possible to make any use of it, however trifling that use may be; and whatever be the size of a family, every member should be employed either in earning or saving money.
Canned Fruit, Preserves, and Jellies is written by Maria Parloa. The common fruits, because of their low nutritive value, are not, as a rule, estimated at their real worth as food. Fruit has great dietetic value and should be used generously and wisely, both fresh and cooked.
“Understanding Food” is a short ebook that describes exactly how it is that Americans came to believe that dietary fat was unhealthy, and associate fat with cholesterol with heart disease. In it, the person most responsible for this falsehood is brought to light.