"M.F.K. Fisher was a superb writer. And she lived in "interesting times" in Europe and California. How to Cook a Wolf pitted her inate love of food and cuisine against some severe times when money might be short or food was rationed. Her strange sense of humor and practical outlook are interesting..." amazon
This is a clever updated version- Fisher added comments in brackets, but did not edit the original text. This is the best of both worlds!