Originally written to the early twentieth-century housewife, Recipes of All Nations is designed to inspire and strike awe into readers by displaying the diversity and delicious flavors of dishes around the globe. The recipes present traditional dishes from all over the world—from Poland to India to Japan. Even the most unfamiliar recipes are easy to replicate with straightforward guidance and time-tested methods.
From the author's preface (1946):
I want to show the English housewife how “Every-woman” cooks and eats in other countries — not the highly skilled professional cook, but just the ordinary middle-class woman with limited means. I want to show her how, in quite simple ways, she can vary her menu and ring constant changes in the daily round of meals. I have written my recipes as clearly and explicitly as possible, so that they may be useful to the inexperienced."