"The health of my family is in my care; therefore--
I will preserve as far as possible the nutritive elements in the foods which are delivered to me.
My family's enjoyment of food is in my care; therefore--
I will preserve and enhance the attractive qualities of the foods with which I work.
Stretching the food dollar is part of my responsibility; therefore--
I will take such care of foods that none will spoil. I will use left-overs with thought and skill.
A well-prepared dish and an appetizing meal are a creative achievement; therefore--
I shall derive happiness from work itself.
Good food is of prime importance to my family; therefore--
I shall take pride in doing an outstanding job of cooking."
The Modern Family Cookbook, Meta Given, 1942.