Clever Cooking by Women''''s Guild of St. Mark''''s Episcopal Church
Clever Cooking is Seattle's first cookbook. Published in June 1896 by the Women's Guild of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, the resulting well-written cookbook contains many recipes that will appeal to twenty-first century cooks. As a bonus, essays titled "A Little Dinner," Chafing Dish," "Household Economy," and "How to Keep House Successfully With One Servant" give a glimpse into upper class life at the end of the nineteenth century. The essays also give advice that is still pertinent. The determination and achievement of the Women's Guild merits both our thanks and admiration. One hundred years later we can enthusiastically agree with the writer who wrote about Clever Cooking in September 1896, "it is really one of the very best to be found anywhere."