Presented in menu format, each chapter includes a story related to the recipes of the period (“A Colonial Thanksgiving” and “Christmas in the Confederate White House”) and feature foods from around the world, including places like Morocco, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Japan, and Korea.
The Military Wives’ Cookbook is divided into six large sections:
- Teas and Coffees
- Buffets, Brunches, and Lunches
- A Taste of Home: Dinner Family Style
- Alfresco Dining
- Over There: An International Affair
- Home for the Holidays and Other Celebrations.
The women, through whose eyes these stories are told and whose recipes are shared, are truly remarkable. They often balanced the responsibilities of maintaining home and hearth, raising a family, managing a business, and supporting a war effort. In addition, they found time to extend themselves in friendship and hospitality to one another and to women in the places where they were stationed, earning them a well-respected reputation that continues to this day.