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Little Cook Book for a Little Girl

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Join Margaret, a little girl who really wants to learn how to properly cook and bake everything from seafood to cake, as she sets out to make all the recipes she can find from her family, friends and the rest of the world around her. A fun and informative cookbook with a light narrative!

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This eBook was prepared by Stewart A. Levin.


by CAROLINE FRENCH BENTON Author of ``Gala Day Luncheons'' Boston, The Page Company, Publishers

Copyright, 1905 by Dana Estes & Company

For Katherine, Monica and Betty Three Little Girls Who Love To Do ``Little Girl Cooking''

Thanks are due to the editor of Good Housekeeping for permission to reproduce the greater part of this book from that magazine.


Once upon a time there was a little girl named Margaret, and she wanted to cook, so she went into the kitchen and tried and tried, but she could not understand the cook books, and she made dreadful messes, and spoiled her frocks and burned her fingers till she just had to cry.

One day she went to her grandmother and her mother and her Pretty Aunt and her Other Aunt, who were all sitting sewing, and asked them to tell here about cooking.

``What is a roux,'' she said, ``and what's a mousse and what's an entrée? What are timbales and sautés and ingredients, and how do you mix 'em and how long do you bake 'em? Won't somebody please tell me all about it?''

And her Pretty Aunt said, ``See the flour all over that new frock!'' and her mother said, ``Dear child, you are not old enough to cooks yet;'' and her grandmother said, ``Just wait a year or two, and I'll teach you myself;'' and the Other Aunt said, ``Some day you shall go to cooking school and learn everything; you know little girls can't cook... Continue reading book >>

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