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Homemaking and recipes from Milwaukee's own Martha Stewart

"Do not let the table become disordered during the meal." Sound advice in any era, let alone 1901 when these words were first written. Milwaukee native Lizzie Black Kander helped to establish and was president of Milwaukee's first social settlement, known simply as "the Settlement" in 1900. There, she taught cooking classes to immigrant girls to aid in their assimilation to American culture. The popularity of the classes and her recipes led to the publication of the the Settlement's own cookbook called The Way to a Man's Heart...The Settlement Cookbook

Considered the most successful fund-raising cookbook in American history, The Settlement Cookbook has been revised into 34 editions and sold more than 2 million copies. For countless brides, the book became standard as they entered married life.

Posted December 19, 2005
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