Lizzie Kander and the Settlement Cookbook
“The way to a man’s heart” might be through his stomach, but the recipes that made this phrase famous were created by Milwaukee’s own Lizzie Black Kander. A turn-of-the-century trailblazer, Kander created the Settlement Cookbook in 1901, and over the following 50 years, it grew to be one of the most popular culinary references in American history. In this talk, participants will learn about the legend of ‘Aunt Lizzie’ and explore some of what makes this particular cookbook so remarkable.
Dan Haumschild, Ph.D. is the Education Director at Jewish Museum Milwaukee. A public historian with 15 years of university education to his name, he enjoys creating thought-provoking experiences in any setting.