Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College
Cooking's fun, so let's begin! Even if you're a very young 4-H girl, you can cook. But, you must start with simple foods. As you learn more, and practice, cooking will be easier. You can then make more difficult dishes, and even plan and prepare some family meals. Let's start by learning some basic rules. You need to be neat and clean; you should always be safe; you should measure correctly; you must know how to read recipes. A good cook knows and follows these rules. You'll want to know them too!
Meyer, Jane, "Meal Planning for South Dakota 4-H Girls" (1957). SDSU Extension Circulars. 669.