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The Settlement Cook Book

National Public Radio's Weekend Edition/Sunday
April 12, 2009

Fred Wasser reports on the life of Lizzie Black Kander. Her classic Settlement Cook Book: The Way to a Man's Heart was first published under the name Mrs. Simon Kander in Milwaukee in 1901. For recently arrived Jewish immigrants, Kander's recipes and homemaking tips were a valuable introduction to American family life. The book became a bestseller nationwide and remained popular well into the 1970s. Today, Kander's book seems a bit old-fashioned, but it's a delicious slice of cultural history.


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"Baking a Potato: How I Came To Love 'The Settlement Cook Book'"
by Fred Wasser

Transcript of Lizzie Kander's June 8, 1933 radio interview with WHAS Louisville, Kentucky

 

 

Lizzie Black Kander

Wisconsin Historical Society

Cookbook author Lizzie Black Kander

 

courtesy Applewood Books




Wisconsin Historical Society

Lizzie with her husband, Simon Kander






courtesy Applewood Books

 

 

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