Some sort of an apology would appear to be necessary if I undertook to write about Food, in spite of the fact I very seldom deal with this subject; but my only excuse is that, in writing, I shall merely present what I know about Food, inviting my readers to decide for themselves what is best. I rarely, if ever, write with any fixed purpose in view. I do not believe in the value of knowledge without under- standing. Thus, the following suggestions and opinions I am offering are expressly given with the hope that the reader will intelligently apply them to his own particular case, in the event they can do him or her some good. If it is accepted in this sense, even my opinions that may seem erroneous will prove more fruitful than the best information at my disposal.