Vintage 1920's Cookbook - The Modern Method of Preparing Delightful Foods - Ida Bailey Allen - 1928 Edition 6th Printing
Only as we plant the seeds of healthful foods, shall we reap health of mind and body. Ida Bailey Allen
The magic of this vintage cookbook begins in the title. The Modern Method of Preparing Delightful Foods. How pleasant to view food as delightful, no matter what the decade!
Ida Bailey Brown, America's Martha Stewart of the early to mid 20th century, was an incredible authority on the home-cooking scene. The granddaughter of a New England sea captain, Ida started a cooking school in Massachusetts in the 1910's, then in New York in the 1920's. She wrote newspaper columns and recipes and had her own radio show. She published over 50 books throughout her lifetime, and taught Americans not only how to eat well, but also how not to waste food.
In the 1920's, she teamed up with the Corn Refining Products Company and created this cookbook centered around corn and its subsequent variations... shortening, syrup, oil and cornstarch. In her efforts to expel all that she could out of a single ingrediant, it is easy to understand her fascination with corn and its many possibilities.
This cookbook showcases them all. From baked goods to breakfast foods, luncheon tips to dinner menus and even some cleaning advice, Ida shares a plethora of information regarding corn infused recipes in this petite book of 109 pages. She covers with great interest, history and tradition, recipes and nutrition, and home-keeping solutions for the well-intentioned 1920's woman, showcasing how corn products can be utilized in so many different and interesting ways.
Unique recipes include Shirred Eggs with Cream, Fruit Cake Pudding, Chiffonade Dressing, Spanish Casserole, Scotch Cup Cakes, Rye Fritters, Creamed Beef, Griddle Cakes and Health Muffins.
- Includes a stamp from UPICKIT and PACKIT on the inside cover along with the name of a previous owner written in pencil and dated 1933.
- 1928 edition, 6th printing
- 109 pages
In well loved, almost-antique condition, this cookbook is all intact but is missing the cover section of the spine. There are some random cooking spots throughout and the name of the previous owner written in pencil on the inside cover (dated 1933). Please see photos.
Measures 4.25" inches (width) x 6.75" inches (length) x .25" inches (thickness)