More from Irene B: Methods of Cooking

For part one, menus, you can click here and here. Some of this seems so simple when you have been reading recipes your entire life, cooking or watching cooking shows, but for a girl in a trade school, this might not have been elementary. The worst assumption a teacher can make is that her students … Continue reading


As teased recently, I am working on scanning a handwritten book from a girl’s trade school class, dated May 1921. The girl’s name was Irene B. and she had beautiful penmanship. We don’t put much thought into menus these days, do we? It seems like the only people who really consider what foods go together … Continue reading