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Photographs - - 1930s - - Marie Little, Bonnet House cook.
Photographs - - 1930s - - Marie Little, Bonnet House cook.
TitlePhotographs - - 1930s - - Marie Little, Bonnet House cook.
Date1930s
NotesMarie Little began working for the Bartletts as a kitchen maid at age 17. After the cook's death, Little took over in the kitchen and worked six days a week for 10 years in the 1930s and 1940s. Little remembers the Bartletts eating a breakfast of toast, poached eggs, jelly and coffee. Dinner was the main meal, followed by a nap and then a swim in the ocean before the evening meal of soup and crackers or a salad. Christmas was a festive time. Little recalls spending two days preparing the holiday feast of roast turkey and cornbread stuffing made with celery, onions and sometimes some sausage. There would be string beans in cream sauce with mushrooms, hot homemade rolls and candied sweet potatoes. For dessert, Little made a steamed pudding that took all day to cook. Little also made Big Boss Cookies, her own idea for gingersnaps that use real ginger root. These were Mr. Bartlett's favorite cookies. Mrs. Bartlett would tease him about taking so many cookies from the cookie jar.
SubjectLittle, Marie. Bonnet House (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.). Cookery - - Florida - - Fort Lauderdale.
FormatPhotographs
SourceCourtesy of the the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
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