Cooking school

An ad from the Nov. 11, 1939 edition of The Herald-Press promotes The Herald-Press Cooking School featuring cooking expert Helene Sailer.

Now that The Herald-Palladium and its predecessors – The Herald-Press, The News-Palladium, The Daily Evening Herald, St. Joseph Daily Press, St. Joseph Saturday Herald, The Weekly Palladium and The Weekly Press – are online at newspapers.com, I’ve enjoyed looking through past issues.

For today’s column, I wanted to find old recipes from the Hotel Whitcomb, as it was called then. And though I didn’t have any luck with that, I discovered more than a few interesting tidbits.

Maytag cooking school

An ad from the Oct. 11, 1938 edition of The Herald-Press promotes the paper’s Cooking School and Maytag washers.

Mrs. Hunt - Newspapers.com

An ad from the June 5, 1928 edition of The Herald-Press promotes the paper's cooking school to be led by famed economist Mrs. Alma Hunt.

Bohemian Kolachy

Bohemian Kolachy are shown.

Jane Ammeson can be contacted via email at janeammeson@gmail.com or by writing to Focus, The Herald-Palladium, P.O. Box 128, St. Joseph, MI 49085.