The Home Makers Cooking School Cookbook

By: Jesse M. DeBoth

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A number of newspapers across the country carried Miss DeBoth's column on cookery, and each published a book of recipes, putting their own name on the cover such as the Buffalo Evening News Cooking School Cook Book. The introduction to the chapter "Invalid Cookery" is preachy and thorough- as is every chapter introduction in this book. It encourages the housewife by saying, '...caring for the invalid falls to the lot of a large majority of homemakers at some time. Very often the homemaker has much to do with the recovery of the invalid. Special foods must be cooked, appetites must be coaxed back to normal, and the patient must be catered to in every possible way...' 'A simple dish of pudding can be made to look so attractive that the person for whom it is intended will be glad to take it no matter what it is. Daintiness is of primary importance. The tray must be attractive. The portions should be small. A large serving may look so overwhelming that the patient will not try to eat it. When hot liquids are served, they should be brought in a covered pitcher to be kept hot. By pouring it in the room, there is not the danger of spilling in carrying. Nothing so quickly mars the appearance of a tray as a saucer into which some of the liquid of the cup has been spilled.' 'Monotony should be avoided, even if only the garnish on the food is changed. When the diet is so limited that great variation is not possible, it sometimes helps to change the dishes with which the patient is served. A bit of parsley in place of other garnish makes the plate look a little different. Cress, too, makes an attractive garnish.' A valuable guide to what the ordinary housewife might be preparing during the twenties and thirties. During the 1920's and 30's it was, after all, tough times, and you had to stretch what little meat you had, although it was assumed that there would always be meat on the table. And bread and butter. And salt and pepper. If you turned to the "One Dish Meals" chapter of The Homemakers Cooking School Cookbook you would find a recipe that definitely sounded like something grandma would make, the salty ham a lovely contrast with the crusty skin on top, potatoes creamy underneath. Cooking for the Boarding House I'm sure that for ten people, Grandma would have doubled or tripled a recipe. She could easily have cooked a whole ham for Sunday dinner, and then used the leftover scraps to make this dish later in the week.

Title: The Home Makers Cooking School Cookbook

Author Name: Jesse M. DeBoth

Categories: Other,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Chicago, 60: 1925

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

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