Belgian Relief Cook Book. 1915 Mary Archer, Reading PA

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Belgian Relief Cook Book. 1915 Mary Archer, Reading PA

Belgian Relief Cook Book, 1915, Mary Archer Reading PA. Printed Reading Eagle Co. Reading, PA.


This little book, which mingles the recipes of to-day with the recipes of our great-grandmothers, never before revealed, is sent forth with the earnest hope that it may bring happiness to many American homes and earn the wwithal to feed the starving householders of Belgium.

Philadelphia, April 27, 1915

To the ladies of the Belgian Relief Committee, Reading, Pennsylvania:

I cannot tell you how much I admire your ingeniosity in finding ways of raising money in behalf of the Belgian Sufferers. This time, it takes the form of a Cook Book--that is to say of a dissertation on an art which the Great Homer himself has celebrated in verse.

For those who like myself, have had the privilege of tasting the delicious pastry made at the "Belgian Relief Cake and Pie Shop" of Reading, t can be no doubt as to the excellence of the receipts published in this book. I am confident, tfore, that it will enjoy the popularity it deserves, and that my countrymen will be materially benefited tby.

Thanking you again for your unabating interest in the cause of my people, I remain,

Very Sincerely Yours,

Consul General of Belgium

Instead of typing the headers, I'll try to photograph them instead. Just a ton of headings and subjects.

Hardcover Book that still has the double ring binding that allows you repeated use of this in the kitchen. Although well used with resulting staining from kitchen detail, still intact with all 299 pages present.

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