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A Recipe for Success: Lizzie Kander and Her Cookbook

A Recipe for Success: Lizzie Kander and Her Cookbook
A Recipe for Success: Lizzie Kander and Her Cookbook
Paperback: $12.95
144 pages, 78 photos and illus., 3 maps, 7 x 9"
ISBN: 9780870203732

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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By: Bob Kann

A Recipe for Success: Lizzie Kander and her Cookbook celebrates the life of Milwaukee's early 20th-century culinary wonder. This book will introduce young readers to a remarkable young woman who made a difference in the lives of the early immigrants in Wisconsin.

Kander originally created "The Settlement Cookbook" to assist young Jewish immigrant girls in cooking nutritious "American-style" meals for their families. Since its publication, several generations of household cooks have been raised on the delicious recipes of the cookbook. Proceeds from the sale of the original cookbook helped build Milwaukee's first settlement house and later the city's Jewish Community Center.

The century-old cookbook is still in print today. This is a delightful biography, filled with humorous asides, wonderful period illustrations, and of course recipes!


Bob Kann is a storyteller, juggler and magician as well as an author. He performs throughout the United States in schools, libraries, at festivals, performing arts centers and wherever else children and families assemble. He also teaches classes and holds workshops on humor, motivation, creativity and storytelling for educators, social service agencies and businesses.

Author Bob Kann created the Milwaukee Heroism Project curriculum for Milwaukee Public Schools.  It was inspired by Lizzie Kander's heroic lifelong commitment to service.

The Milwaukee Heroism Project
(Appropriate for 4th grade and above)

How do we help students to understand that they are capable of changing the world? How do we nurture in them self-esteem, confidence, pride, and a sense of responsibility for the well-being of their community and places beyond? One way to achieve this is to help them find "the hero" within themselves. That is, to have them experience something in which they act heroically and thereby recognize their abilities to make the world a better place to live.

Arts @ Large has partnered with Dr. Robert Kann and the Jewish Museum Milwaukee to create the Milwaukee Heroism Project, based on Dr. Kann's new book published by the Wisconsin State Historical Society, "A Recipe for Success: Lizzie Kander and Her Cookbook."