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Dotson Foodways Collection

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In Collection: Southern Appalachian Collections


This cook book is a collection of sixty-five prize winning recipes from the south. Twenty-eight pages, it was released by Swift & Company in 1935. The company's product, Swift's Jewel southern-style shortening, is advertised and used in the recipes. Recipes include cakes, cookies, desserts, hot breads, meats and vegetables, and pies. An index is provided.

This handbook was arranged and published by Dr. D. Jayne & Son in 1917. It contains recipes on how to pickle various fruits, vegetables, legumes, catsups, sauces, relishes and meats; however, the initial objective of the book is to advertise Dr. D. Jayne's family medicines.

Aunt Sammy's Radio Recipes is a compilation of seventy menus and some three-hundred recipes developed by the Bureau of Home Economics. Eighty-six pages, it was published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1927. A table of contents is provided.

This four-page pamphlet includes six frozen banana dessert recipes with variations. It was created circa 1940 and serves as a supplement to the cook book "Banana Salad Bazaar."

Banana Salad Bazaar is a twenty-four page cook book of banana salad recipes suggested by the Fruit Dispatch Company circa 1940. Fourteen salad dressing recipes are included as well as a list of salad preparation hints.

This cook book was created by the Fruit Dispatch Company in 1942. It contains fifty-six different banana recipes as well as illustrations and "how-to-do-its." Recipes include entrees, breads, desserts, milkshakes, sauces and toppings, and salads.

This cook book was released circa 1940 and serves as an advertisement for Brer Rabbit Molasses, a product of Penick & Ford that comes in two grades. The recipes are centered around this product and include it as an ingredient. Forty-eight pages, this book comes complete with an index and black and white illustrations.

Calumet Cook Book was created circa 1920 and is thirty-two pages long. It advertises the use of Calumet Baking Powder, "the world's greatest baking powder," as it is used in many recipes throughout the book. Comes complete with color illustrations, household hints, time tables for cooking, a table for weights and measures, and an index.

This twenty-four-page cook book was released circa 1920 and includes recipes for canning, preserving and jelly/jam-making. It advertises the use of a "Wear-Ever" aluminum roaster and a "Wear-Ever" preserving kettle for these methods, trademark products of The Aluminum Cooking Utensil Company.

Choice Recipes is a sixty-four-page cook book published in 1922 by Walter Baker & Company. The company's chocolate products are advertised throughout the book. It contains candy recipes by Mrs. Janet McKenzie Hill and chocolate and cocoa recipes by Miss Maria Parloa and other cooks. Color illustrations and an index are included.

The sixteen-page Clabber Girl Baking Book includes recipes for baking, ranging from breads and cakes to frostings and dumplings. The book was created circa 1937 and serves to advertise Clabber Girl Baking Powder, a product manufactured by Hulman and Company.

This pamphlet provides directions for using Ball-Mason and similar ideal jars for canning by the cold pack method, as recommended by the Department of Agriculture. Advantages of the cold pack method are listed and a time table for fruits, vegetables, meats and soups is provided.

This cook book was compiled by Emma Churchman Hewitt and published by the Corn Products Refining Company circa 1900. Forty pages long, it serves to advertise Karo corn syrup, Kingsford corn starch, and Mazola corn oil as included recipes contain these products. An index and color illustrations are provided.

The Davis Cook Book was published by the R. B. Davis Company in 1904. The company's product, Davis Baking Powder, is advertised to be the most wholesome, least expensive baking powder when compared to other brands. This sixty-two-page book incorporates Davis Baking Powder in many of its recipes and comes complete with useful hints, a list of measures and weights, and a black and white illustration of the company's buildings.

Delightful Cooking is a cook book published by the Corn Products Refining Company, circa 1920. Mazola vegetable oil, Argo and Kingsford's corn starches, and Karo corn syrup are corn products advertised and included in the recipes. Sixty-seven pages long, it comes complete with color illustrations and an index.

The Fortnightly Club Recipe Book is thirty pages long and serves as a community cook book for the fortnightly club. Recipes range from salads and meals to desserts, drinks and more. An index is included.

This sixteen-page cook book was created by the Gold Label Division in Chicago, circa 1930. Included recipes were designed for use with the company's product, Gold Label Baking Powder (although not all recipes include this as an ingredient). This product is advertised to be double tested by a staff of chemists and double acting in the cooking process, claiming to be more efficient than other baking powder brands.

Published by the Washburn-Crosby Company in 1909, this 80-page booklet serves as an advertisement for Gold Medal brand flour and includes a wide variety of recipes. It comes complete with time tables, a table of contents, and illustrations.

Gold Medal Jubilee Select Recipes is a forty-nine-page cook book of favorite recipes modernized by Betty Crocker circa 1955. Gold Medal Flour is advertised and used in many of the recipes. The recipes are organized by date range, and accompanied by color illustrations, news headlines and popular songs from the era. An index is provided.

This twenty-eight-page book was published by the International Harvester Company of New Jersey in 1917. It includes directions on how and what to can using the cold-packing method. Imperial Brand and Daynight Brand fruit jar rings, products of the Imperial Merchandise Company, are advertised. Black and white illustrations are provided.

This eighteen-page book was compiled by food specialists Fanny Walker Yeatman and Mabel C. Stienbarger circa 1945. It contains instructions and recipes for making jellies, jams and preserves. An index is included.

Household Hints was compiled in 1933 and is a thirty-two page book of 205 tips on baking, cooking, housecleaning, and other household needs. It serves as an advertisement for Ceresota brand flour, a product of the Standard Milling Co.

This sixteen-page book was published by the Ball Brothers Company circa 1940 and suggests the use of Ball brand fruit jars. It provides instructions on how to can fruits, vegetables and syrups via six different canning methods. Canning hints and time tables are included.

This cookbook is twenty-four pages long and compares the "old way" versus the "new way" of preparing many common household recipes, showing that using Dr. Price's alum-free, phosphate-free baking powder will save the consumer eggs, a more expensive cooking ingredient. It was published in 1917 by the Royal Baking Powder Co., and claims to promote economy without compromising quality and flavor.

This pamphlet was created by Rumford Chemical Works in 1946. It contains twenty recipes for using alum-free Rumford Baking Powder in biscuits, muffins, cookies, cakes and frostings. It serves as a preview to the Rumford Complete Cook Book, which includes more than five-hundred recipes.

This six-page pamphlet was released circa 1930 and suggests the use of Presto jars, rings and closures for canning, as they were tested and approved by the Delineator Institute, Good Housekeeping Institute, and Household Searchlight. It includes a time table for canning non-acid vegetables and a time table for acid-vegetables and fruits. Three different methods of home canning are compared and directions for processing are provided.

Published by the Jack Frost Baking Powder Co., this cook book is a collection of recipes contributed by various housekeepers and chefs. It is seventy-six pages and includes blank pages for the addition of personal recipes. An index is provided as well as cooking hints and tables of weights and measures.

Karo Kookery is a twenty-page cook book published by the Corn Products Refining Company in 1949. It advertises the use of Karo brand corn syrup, a product that is included in every recipe. Recipes include desserts, hot breads, sauces, fillings, candies and entrees. Color illustrations and an index are provided.

The Kerr Home Canning book is forty-three pages and was released by the Glass Manufacturing Corporation circa 1920. It serves to advertise the advantages of using Kerr jars and products. Recipes for the open kettle method are outlined, as well as general directions on the cold pack method, intermittent canning, and oven canning. Comes complete with an index, time tables, and an inserted letter written by the Glass Manufacturing Corporation.

This pamphlet was created by General Foods in 1938 to advertise the economic benefits of using Calumet Double-Acting Baking Powder. It includes eight easy-to-follow recipes.

This cook book originates from circa 1940 and endorses McGrath's tomato juice, a product of the H. J. McGrath company. Recipes included were designed for the bride, and range from soups, salads and main dishes to desserts and specialty recipes. Sixty-three pages long, it comes complete with color illustrations, an address page, and an index.

New Magic in the Kitchen is a sixty-four-page cook book released circa 1931. It contains 175 recipes made with sweetened condensed milk, and as designed for the daily housewife. Color illustrations and a table of weights and measure equivalents are included.

This pamphlet includes twelve recipes that incorporate Rumford's all-phosphate baking powder. These recipes were tested by a New York food specialist with powders having cream of tarter and/or alum bases, all of which produced unsatisfactory results.

This cook book was compiled by Ruth Washburn Jordan in 1934. Forty-eight pages in length, it contains recipes for gingerbread, cakes, cookies, pies, puddings/sauces, breads/muffins, waffles, candies, and more. It serves as an advertisement for Brer Rabbit's molasses, a product of Penick and Ford, that comes in in two grades and is incorporated into the recipes within the book.

This pamphlet provides step-by-step instructions for canning with Ball Perfect mason jars. Illustrations and time tables for fruits, vegetables, syrups and meat are included.

This sixteen-page book teaches the pickling procedure via the boiling water bath method, as well as the open kettle method. Heinz white vinegar is advertised for use with these methods. Recipes for canning pickles, relishes, sauces and spiced fruits are included.

This cook book was released in 1928 after being published under Act of Congress in 1914. It is twenty-four pages and contains fifty recipes on different ways to prepare potatoes for breakfast, lunch or dinner - with vegetables, as a main dish, in salads, and in desserts or breads.

This cook book was issued in 1935 by the Wilson Milk Company. It advertises the company's product, Wilson's evaporated milk, claiming it is superior to other brands due to its higher vitamin D concentration from the irradiation process. Thirty-two pages, it contains forty-six recipes incorporating Wilson's evaporated milk. A premium catalog is also provided for items such as aluminum ware, cutlery, jewelry, textiles, silverware, athletic goods, and toys.

This fifty-six page cook book was published by the Southern Cotton Oil Company in 1911. The company's product, Wesson Snowdrift Oil, is advertised and incorporated throughout the various recipes in the book. Comes complete with an index and table of measurements.

This thirty-two page cook book was released circa 1920 and contains recipes ranging from beverages, soups and meats to pastries, desserts and candies. It serves as an advertisement for Wilson's evaporated milk, which is incorporated in the recipes.

Reliable Recipes is a concise collection of tested recipes used by Calumet baking schools. Published by the Calumet Baking Powder Co., this cook book is seventy-five pages long and contains three inserts. Color illustrations, a list of ideal meal combinations and a time table for cooking are all included. All of the recipes were designed around Calumet Baking Powder, which differs from other baking powders in that it is not made from cream of tartar and will not leave rochelle salts in the food.

Reliable Recipes and Helpful Hints is a seventy-two-page cookbook published in 1918 by Calumet Baking Powder Co. Calumet Baking Powder is implemented throughout recipes in the book, and is advertised as a "pure" cream of tartar baking powder. All of the recipes included were tested and used in Calumet baking schools. Color illustrations are provided as well as cooking helps and hints, suggested meal combinations, a time table for cooking, and a table of measures.

Royal Baker and Pastry Cook was published in 1911 by The Royal Baking Powder Co. It is 46 pages long, including a variety of recipes ranging from meats to desserts to beverages. The claim to fame of Royal Baking Powder is its pure ingredients: it is made from cream of tarter rather than alum, a cheaper ingredient which has been considered unhealthy to consume.

The Rumford Common Sense Cook Book was compiles by Lily Haxworth Wallace circa 1940. The book is sixty-four pages long and suggests the use of Rumford Baking Powder over other brands, as it is used in many recipes throughout the book. It comes complete with an index, a table of weights and measures, a list of cookery terms and definitions, a cooking temperature guide, time tables for canning, and a list of suggested menus.

This collection was compiled by Fannie Merritt Farmer, principal of Boston Cooking School, in 1922. All of the recipes were prepared to incorporate Rumford Baking Powder. The book is forty-eight pages and includes a variety of recipes from breads and pastries to frostings and puddings.

The Rumford Everyday Cook book was compiled by Mary A. Wilson, Lily Haxworth Wallace and Janet McKenzie. It is seventy pages and includes an index and color illustrations. It was designed for the everyday housekeeper or student, and includes a variety of recipes for hot breads, breakfast foods, cakes, frostings, pastries and puddings, and other sweet and savory recipes.

Rumford Sugarless Recipes is a pamphlet created by Rumford Chemical Works in 1944. It includes seven sugar-free recipes using Rumford Baking Powder, and serves as a preview to the Rumford Complete Cook Book, which contains twenty sugar-free recipes.

Ryzon Baking Book is a cookbook created by Marion Harris Neil and published in 1916 by General Chemical Company Food Department. Eighty pages long, it features twenty-four Ryzon prize recipes and includes color illustrations and two inserts with additional recipes. As explained in the back of the book, Ryzon Baking Powder differs from other baking powders in that it is made of crystallized monosodium phosphate acid and is free of corn starch or bi-carbonate of soda, two ingredients found in most other baking powders.

This pamphlet was created by home economist Martha Logan circa 1950 to advertise Swift'ning Make-Your-Own-Mix, a shortening product of Swift & Company. It includes thirty recipes incorporating this ingredient, and serves as a preview to the cook book "77 Wonderful Selections."

This sixty-four page cook book was designed to advertise Staley's brand syrups, which comes in five distinctive flavors. Each of the flavors were tested and approved by the Bureau of Foods, Sanitation and Health. The book includes a variety of recipes and menus, as well as instructions on canning with the cold pack method and time tables for canning.

This sixteen-page cook book was published by the Mechanical Rubber Company in 1917. It shows how to can vegetables via the cold-packing method, and advertises the use of Kold-Pak jar rubbers. The directions were recommended by the Department of Agriculture for northern and western states.

Sweets with Allsweet is a cook book compiled by home economist Martha Logan circa 1948. It is twenty pages long and includes recipes for cakes, cookies, desserts and candies. Allsweet brand vegetable oleomargarine, a product of Swift & Company, is advertised and incorporated into every recipe within the book. Illustrations are provided.

Table & Kitchen is a cookbook published in 1909 by the Price Baking Powder Co. in Chicago. It includes carefully selected recipes for families centered around the company's product, Price Baking Powder. Sixty pages long, this cookbook comes complete with an index and helpful hints for the table and kitchen.

Tasty Tested Anglo Recipes is a cook book released circa 1925 containing sixteen recipes suggested by a housekeeper and supported by nutrition specialist Gertrude Blair from the University of Cincinnati. All of the recipes incorporate Anglo corned beef, a product of the Tupman Thurlow Sales Company, Inc.

This twenty-four page, illustrated cook book represents a collections of baking recipes using Calumet's Double-Acting Baking Powder. It is the third edition produced by General Foods Kitchens in New York, circa 1965.

This eighty-page cook book was published in 1885 by Price Baking Powder Company. Recipes include breads, biscuits, cakes, pastries, puddings, etc. that incorporate Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder and/pr Dr. Price's Special Flavoring Extracts. An index is included.

The New Dr. Price Book Book was published in 1921 by the Royal Baking Powder Co. The book is 50 pages and includes recipes implementing Dr. Price's phosphate baking powder that are useful for home meals, as well as many new and unusual recipes for the beginner.

The New Karo All American Cook Book is a forty-eight-page collection of prize winning recipes from all fifty states. Compiled in 1966, recipes include main dishes, sauces/vegetables, breads, pancakes, desserts, candies, and Christmas recipes. Recipes were from a "cooking with Karo" contest, and every recipes involves Karo corn syrup to advertise the product. Color illustrations and an index are provided.

The Rumford Modern Methods of Cooking is a cook book prepared by the house of Sarah Field Splint circa 1920 and includes many old standard recipes as well as new and unusual ones for the experienced. Many of the recipes incorporate Rumford Baking Powder, which is known to be the sole baking powder with phosphate designed by professor Horsford at Harvard University.

This cook book was compiled by Janet McKenzie Hill. It is sixty-eight pages and contains many recipes using Rumford Baking Powder, all of which have been tested. These recipes are relatively inexpensive to make and are a perfect fit for daily use by a family of four or more. Comes complete with tips for the kitchen, tables of weights, measures and proportions, a glossary of common terms used in cooking, and table setup and serving directions.

The Tazewell Cook Book was published in 1933 and issued by the Tazewell Civic League to serve as a community cook book for housewives in Tazewell, Virginia. 104 pages long, recipes range from soups, salads and breads to desserts and canning recipes. Many advertisements can be found throughout the book. An index is provided.

This cook book was compiled by the California Walnut Growers Association circa 1936. It is thirty-two pages and advertises the use of Diamond brand walnuts; they are incorporated into the recipes. Recipes were tested, tasted and approved by the Good Housekeeping Institute, and include salads, candies, cakes/cookies, desserts, main dishes, breads, and others. Helpful hints, color illustrations and an index are also provided.

This book was compiled by Marietta Eichelberger, Ph. D., in 1953 for the use of high school home economics classes. It is twenty pages and includes sixteen recipes, as well as critical thinking problems on the use of evaporated milk and supplementary material for the teacher and student.

Vegetables in Your Meals is a cook book created by extension nutritionist May E. Foley and issued in 1941 by the extension service of Massachusetts State College. It is thirty-two pages and includes recipes on a variety of vegetables. An index and table of nutrition facts are provided.

Warren Cook Book was compiled by the Second Auxiliary Missionary Society and published in 1908 by The Warren Mirror. This third edition has 267 pages spanning a broad range of carefully graded, everyday household recipes. Advertisements may be found in the front and the back of the book. Comes complete with an index, a time table, and a table of weights and measures.

This pamphlet was compiled circa 1920 to advertise Horsford's Self-Raising Bread Preparation. Six recipes using this product are included, as well as instructions for preparing Horsford's Bread Preparation via two different methods. Color illustrations are provided.

Year 'Round Preserving is a twenty-page book created for the Standard Oil Company Circa 1944. It serves to advertise Standard brand products, including Standard Parowax household wax that has been inserted into the book. Aids on preserving and recipes for jams, jellies and preserves are provided. Comes complete with an index and a list of household helps.

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