How to Cook a Wolf

By MFK Fisher

Original Publisher
Duell, Sloan and Pearce
Date of publication


This resourceful home advice-filled cookbook teaches readers how to survive and thrive in any setting. With over 70 flavorful recipes dedicated to reshaping trying times and food scarcity into invigorating and heart-lifting meals, this inspiring 1944 guide to happiness empowers home cooks even today.

Recommended by

Emily Dilling

Cookbook author and blogger

It's hard to choose a favorite among Fisher's work, but this classic belongs on every food lover's bookshelf. Her focus on how simple, frugal cuisine can be nourishing and delicious teaches us an important lesson in appreciating what we have.

Yotam Ottolenghi

Chef and author

Tamar Adler

Food writer

Rachel Khong

Senior Editor Lucky Peach