Doris Ives Smith (1888-1951) was a writer, using the name Catherine Ives. In addition to many magazine articles she wrote two well-known cookery books, of which this one, "When The Cook Is Away," was the first.
Cecil Beaton cover of the 1928 first edition of "When The Cook Is Away"
"When The Cook Is Away," published in 1928, was ".. intended to come to the rescue of people whose kitchens have been deprived of their cooks and who know nothing about cooking themselves." The original design for the book cover, by Cecil Beaton, was auctioned in 2006. After my own heart, wine features as an ingredient in many of the recipes.
"Good Meals For Hard Times" was published in 1940, with an emphasis on economy and cheerfulness. She wrot…