YIVO Online Exhibitions

Cooking Class For Children

RG 312 -Ed Alliance 6 - Cooking class.jpg


Cooking Class For Children


1910s ca.


Educational Alliance

Lower East Side (New York)


Cooking class for children at the Educational Alliance, New York.

On the blackboard is a recipe for rice pudding and on the wall is a quote from John Ruskin: “Cookery means the knowledge of Medea and of Circe and of Helen and of the Queen of Sheba. It means the knowledge of all herbs and fruits and balms and spices, and all that is healing and sweet in the fields and groves and savory in meats. It means carefulness and inventiveness and willingness and readiness of appliances. It means the economy of your grandmothers and the science of the modern chemist; it means much testing and no wasting; it means English thoroughness and French art and Arabian hospitality; and, in fine, it means that you are to be perfectly and always ladies (loaf givers) and are to see that everybody has something nice to eat.”

The Educational Alliance was founded on New York's Lower East Side in 1889 as a settlement house to serve East European Jewish immigrants.


YIVO Archives


YIVO Institute for Jewish Research






YIVO RG 312 - 6


YIVO owns the compilation of content that is posted on this website, which consists of text, images, and/or audio, and video. However, YIVO does not necessarily own each component of the compilation. Some content is in the public domain and some content is protected by third party rights. It is the user's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in YIVO websites.

The materials on this web site may be used for personal, research and educational purposes only. Publication (including posting on the Internet and online exhibitions) or any other use without prior authorization is prohibited. Please visit https://www.yivo.org/Rights-Reproductions for more information about use of materials from this website.

YIVO has employed due diligence in seeking to identify copyright holders of the materials in this compilation. We invite any copyright owners who are not properly identified to contact us at yivomail@yivo.cjh.org.


“Cooking Class For Children,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed April 20, 2024, https://immigrationusa.yivo.org/items/show/6150.
Submit a transcription, translation or additional information on the song or the performer