How I Cook It, 1949 Virginia McDonald ran her Tea Room in Gallatin, Missouri. She was famous not only for her recipes, but also for the beautiful way she served her food. This cookbook gives the details of both. Introduction by Duncan Hines. Book published by Frank Glenn Publishing Co., Inc., Kansas City, Missouri, in 1949.
McDonald wrote her cookbook with a chatty, personal sort of style. Her recipes include statements I guarantee you’ll never read in another cookbook. For example, in her Fruit Cake recipe, she says, “The finest thing I know of to bake a fruit cake in is an old-fashioned corset box lined with greased brown paper.”
And here’s McDonald’s Mullagatawny stew recipe, just because I’ve always wondered about Mullagatawny stew.
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