Item #17375 Chapter HB P.E.O. Cook Book. [Cover title.]. Home economics, Philanthropic Educational Organization.
Chapter HB P.E.O. Cook Book. [Cover title.]

Chapter HB P.E.O. Cook Book. [Cover title.]

[ San Francisco: Philanthropic Educational Organization, n.d., ca. 1930s.]. First edition. Some toning and smudging to wrappers. Slight staining around staples inside. Otherwise, very clean inside. A very good copy of a rare cookbook published by the San Francisco chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization, a women’s group focused on providing educational opportunities for female students. Original buff paper wrappers printed in black. 6 in. x 9 in. [2], 100 pp. Item #17375

The Philanthropic Educational Organization was founded in 1869 as a sorority at Iowa Wesleyan University. It was the second sorority founded in the United States (after Pi Beta Phi in 1867). The founding members of the PEO included Alice Bird Babb (1850 – 1926) and University of Nebraska, Lincoln art program founder Franc Roads Elliott (1852 – 1924). The organization still operates today as PEO International, which has five scholarship and grant programs for women and operates Cottey College, a liberal arts college in Missouri. The PEO has about six thousand chapters (in all fifty states, as well as in Canada) and over two hundred thousand members.

This cookbook includes recipes provided by members of the San Francisco PEO chapter, like Danish recipes for æbleskiver and klejner-fattingmands (griddle cakes) from Elsa Andersen, tamale pie from Alice Martin, and “pineapple cheese salad” from Jean Sinclair. Also includes local advertisements for the San Francisco area, including ads for the Scandinavian food import business Andersen & Meyer and Hans V. Andersen, Jeweler. Not in OCLC.

Price: $500.00