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In "School and Home Cooking" by Carlotta Cherryholmes Greer, readers are taken on a culinary adventure that seamlessly blends traditional and contemporary recipes, making it a must-have addition to any cookbook collection.

Greer's expertise as a seasoned teacher and experienced cook shines through as she presents her tried and true recipes that are perfect for both school and home kitchens. The book is organized into sections that are easy to navigate, making it a valuable resource for both beginners and seasoned home cooks.

One of the standout features of this book is how Greer effortlessly combines traditional recipes with modern twists. From classic comfort foods to innovative dishes, the author provides a diverse range of recipes to suit various palates. Whether you're looking for a hearty stew or a refreshing salad, "School and Home Cooking" has it all.

What truly sets Greer's book apart is her emphasis on practicality and affordability. She understands the challenges faced by busy parents and educators, and has designed each recipe to be time-efficient and cost-effective. The ingredients used are accessible, and she often suggests alternative options for those with dietary restrictions or preferences.

Additionally, "School and Home Cooking" is more than just a recipe book. Greer shares valuable tips, techniques, and insights that help readers develop a deeper understanding of cooking. She covers everything from food safety to meal planning, ensuring that both novices and veterans can benefit from her expertise.

Another commendable aspect of the book is the inclusion of educational activities and projects that can be done alongside cooking. This innovative approach makes the book an excellent resource for teachers looking to incorporate hands-on learning in their classrooms.

If there is one aspect that could be improved upon, it would be the lack of visual appeal. While the book contains a few illustrations and diagrams, more colorful and appetizing photographs would have heightened the overall experience. However, this minor flaw does not detract from the practical value and knowledge shared within its pages.

In conclusion, "School and Home Cooking" by Carlotta Cherryholmes Greer is a fantastic cookbook that caters to a wide audience. Its combination of traditional and contemporary recipes, practicality, affordability, and educational value make it a valuable addition to any kitchen. Greer's passion for teaching and love for cooking resonates throughout the book, making it a truly delightful read for culinary enthusiasts of all skill levels.

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[Illustration: By permission of Harrison H Dodge, Superintendent A CORNER OF WASHINGTON'S KITCHEN AT MOUNT VERNON]





School and Home Cooking is a text which can be placed in the hands of the pupils and used by them as a guide both in the school and home. Its use eliminates note taking (which in reality is dictation) and thus saves much time.

The psychological method of education, which treats first of material within the experience of the beginner and with that as a basis develops new material to meet the needs of the pupil, was kept in mind in preparing this text. Although the grouping of foods rich in each foodstuff may be considered a logical arrangement, the method of arrangement of the content of each division and the method of approach of each lesson is psychological. The manipulative processes and kinds of dishes are sufficiently varied to arouse and sustain the interest of a pupil.

Experience with pupils in the classroom shows that their interest in any subject cannot be awakened by using a list or classification involving technical terms in introducing the subject. For this reason a classification of the foodstuffs is not placed at the beginning of the text; they are classified after each is considered... Continue reading book >>

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