This text will be found useful in the class room, and it will also serve as a manual for the housewife in the farm home. It treats of the philosophy of cooking. It gives directions for preparing and serving many of the substantial, and some embellishing, dishes. It treats of the kitchen and dining room, and gives suggestions on their furnishing and care.
In preparing this book, the author has consulted many books and magazines devoted to the subject of household science. The literature on the subject of foods, which is issued by the department at Washington, is regularly received, and has been freely consulted in revising the notes and lectures used in the school room each year. The book is largely a compilation of these lectures and notes, supplemented by formulae for the preparation and serving of the various dishes. The formulae are such as have been found reliable by use in the school rooms and culinary departments over which it has been the author's privilege to preside.
The formulae marked "class work" give directions, usually, for dishes sufficient for two people, as these amounts have been found most practical for the schools in which used. The young housewife will find them about what she wishes. The teacher who finds a smaller amount better, can easily divide the formulae for most dishes without changing the proportions of the ingredients and thus make small formulae which will be reliable.
Juniata L. Shepperd. St. Anthony Park, Minn., Sept. 20, 1902.
Birdseye View of the Department of Agriculture, University of Minnesota
Interior of Dining Room, Minnesota School of Agriculture
A Section of Class in Cookery at Work
Dining Hall, School of Agriculture, St. Anthony Park, Minn
Class in Cookery