How to Cook a Wolf Book Summary and Study Guide

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of How to Cook a Wolf

The title refers to the times when "the wolf is at the door." Fisher provides hints -- mostly but not exclusively culinary -- about how to make do, and even flourish, in lean times. (The book was published in the early years of World War II, during food and fuel shortages, and rationing.) There are plenty of recipes, from the absurd ("Sludge") to the sublime (Fruit aux Sept Liqueurs), all presented in Fisher's light-hearted, conversational style. Chapter titles include "How to Boil Water," "How Not to Boil an Egg," and "How to Keep a Sleek Pelt" (keeping pets going in lean times). A copy of this book may be glimpsed on the night table of the prostitute played by Kim Basinger in the movie "L.A. Confidential." The book offers an engaging look into another time (may it never come again!).
Click here to see the rest of this review

The review of this Book prepared by David Loftus

Chapter Analysis of How to Cook a Wolf

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Poverty, surviving    -   Yes Kind of living:    -   general poverty story Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   California Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France    -   Switzerland Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm

Books with storylines, themes & endings like How to Cook a Wolf

M.F.K. Fisher Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian