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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.

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