Aunt Sammy's recipes live oh tastefully! X ' Did you eve& wonder who Uncle Sam's wife was? f. ' - Aunt Sammy, of course! While Uncle Sam has gotten polit- polit- i three times between 1927 and 193), ; and " in. 1932 became the" Erst cookbook printed in braille. ' Aunt Sammy faded out of the radio picture after the Great De- De- kal publicityj-Agnt-Samm3rwasr"Pression, publicityj-Agnt-Samm3rwasr"Pression, publicityj-Agnt-Samm3rwasr"Pression, publicityj-Agnt-Samm3rwasr"Pression, publicityj-Agnt-Samm3rwasr"Pression, but her recipes are still ramous inner own nght as the star avauable..ln,l976, the Consumer of "Housekeeper's Chat" The first radio broadcast of her chat was aired Oct. 4, 1926. t v a Aunt Sammy was created by the-U.S. the-U.S. the-U.S. Department of Agriculture's -Bureau -Bureau of Home Economics and the Radio Service. Many women across the country played the role at local radio stations. Menus . and recipes highlighted the radio shows, but Aunt Sammy didn't confine Jierself to food. She 1 "ilsoUiked afcout clothing, furniture, world affairs and fads, told jokes and became more and more popular. - j By the end of the first year, 43 radio stations carried the program; program; by 1933, 194 were broadcasting broadcasting Aunt Sammy's show, some five times a week. - Demand became so great for Aunt Sammy's recipes that In 1927 'and Food Economics Institute of the Agricultural Research Service issues "Selections from .Aunt Sammy's Radio Recipes and USDA . Favorites." According to Margaret Desatnik, consumer1 information specialist for the USDA Radio and Television Division, "We laboratory-tested laboratory-tested laboratory-tested the old recipes to make sure they worked. Some didn't! We also had "to make some substitutions for ingredients ingredients no longer available or in popular use, such as lard. -We -We added exact quantities to the ingredients. ingredients. In olden days, the measurements measurements of ingredients were rather rather vague, or nonexistent." Despite these small changes, Aunt Sammy's recipes are still uniquely her own. You can get a free copy of them by writing: Aunt Sammy's Cook Book, Agriculture Radio, Washingtonr D.Cr a)250. Jhe most popular ones were put into And here are a few -from -from the 'a pamphlet. "Aunt Sammy's Radio cookbook for you to try in the Recipes" was revised and enlarged meantime.