“Aunt Sammy,” a character created by the USDA, hit the radio waves in 1926 with informative and engaging talk about menus, recipes and other items of household interest. Housewives clamored for her recipes, many of which are included in this cookbook.
Published by an ice cream freezer manufacturer in Richmond, Virginia, this cookbook includes not only recipes for frozen desserts, but “famous old Virginia dishes” contributed by the author of the First Families of Virginia Cook Book.
The Settlement Cook Book was organized to benefit the Settlement House in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which provided assistance to immigrants. Printed in over thirty editions since its first publication in 1901, it was the most successful fundraising cookbook ever.