References to M.F.K. Fisher's "How to Cook A Wolf" are popping up everywhere, and for good reason. "How To Cook A Wolf" was published in 1942, and is designed to help the harried housewife cope with food shortages, rationing coupons, and the crushing residual poverty left over from the Great Depression. Many of its themes still ring true today - dare I use the clichéd phrase "In These Difficult Economic Times"?
"How To Cook A Wolf" is a fascinating read, because two thirds of it is relevant enough to have been written yesterday, while one third is so bizarrely antiquated that it has become the literary equivalent of a freak show. Step right up! Five dollars gets you a glimpse at a recipe for roasted pigeon! (Ingredients: 1 pigeon, 1 lemon, 2 slices bacon, parsley, red wine, water, salt, pepper.)