A piece of cooking history: Joan goes to the antique store, part 1

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Chris and I took a recent trip to the antique store in the New Salem square, and my job – I know, a hard life I have – was to find three things that would make for good blog entries.

I’m pleased to say I succeeded, and I hope you’ll enjoy the things I’ve found, which I’ll share in the next couple of weeks.

First up is this cover from a brochure of Quality Group Cooking School programs in 1933.

Quality Cooking School brochure cover

Note that the cooking school programs took place at The Bon-Ton, and note also that WORK radio makes an appearance on the cover! I know we’ve got some readers who worked for WORK a little later in its existence! Wonder if anyone out there knows any details on these programs… there is a remarkable lack of detail on them available in any searches I’ve done!

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My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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3 Responses to A piece of cooking history: Joan goes to the antique store, part 1

  1. Jo says:

    Several years ago I went to a sale and came home with two large boxes full of old cookbooks. Why? I’ve no idea except there were one or two I wanted and at sales you end up with the whole shabang or none. I gave nearly all of them to a friend in Abbottstown who loves cookbooks and collects them. Yours in the photo might have been in one of the two boxes.

  2. John Loeper says:

    I have no idea about that cook book or it’s relationship to WORK radio, BUT I am guessing that the “cooking school” at the Bon Ton was broadcast on the radio station. in 1933 WORK was only 1 year old and was the ONLY station in York county. I once had the oppertunity to see some old programing logs from WORK from the 1930s and the programing was as corny as it could be.

  3. Hmerologia says:

    Can you please share some of the receipts from this book. It looks very interesting. It will be a pleasure to see how they use to prapare some dishes at that era!

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