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Aunt Sammy's Radio Recipes: The Original 1927 Cookbook and Housekeeper's Chat
by Justin Nordstrom
University of Arkansas Press, 2018
Paper: 978-1-68226-061-6 | eISBN: 978-1-61075-637-2
Library of Congress Classification TX715.V265 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 641.5973

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

From the 1920s through the 1940s, American kitchens had a welcome guest in “Aunt Sammy,” a creation of the US Department of Agriculture and its Bureau of Home Economics. Through the radio program Housekeeper’s Chat, Aunt Sammy gave lively advice on food preparation, household chores, parenting and children, and gender dynamics as she encouraged women to embrace the radio and a host of modern consumer household products. The recipes she shared were gathered, in 1927, into a cookbook that became a valuable household manual for tens of thousands of Americans.


Aunt Sammy’s Radio Recipes revives the famous cookbook and joins it with extensive excerpts from the accompanying radio broadcasts, providing a fascinating study of how a witty and charming fictionalized personae became one of the early celebrity chefs of the radio age.


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