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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 11, 1912, Image 9

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UNCLE 5An"3
CHEESE BOOK
FOR
MRS. HOUSEWIFE
'(Editor's note: Uncle Sam
thinks we are not eating enough
cheese. It is his idea that with
more cheese on the family table
we will wax richer in pnrse and
fatter of body. The department
of agriculture has prepared a
"cheese book," pointing out the
value of cheese to the inner man,
and giving many cheese dishes.
These wilL appear from day to
day in The Day Book under the
title "UncIe.Sam's Cheese Book."
It will pay you to cut them out
each day and paste them in a
small blank book for future refer
1 ence.
By Uncle Sam.
Cheese is used in general in
two ways in small quantities
chiefly for its flavor, and in large
quantities for its nutritive value,
as well as its flavor. Those which
are used for their flavor, many of
which are high priced, contribute
little to the food value of the diet,
because of the small quantity
used at a time. They have an im
portant part to play, however, in
making the diet attractive and
palatable.
Those cheeses which" are suit
able to be eaten in large quanti
ties and which are comparatively
low priced, important for their
flavor and nutritive value as well,
are known to "the trade ..stand
ard factory cheese, and to the
American housewife as American
cheese. It is the regular, round
cheese of the grocery store. This
particular variety is referred to
when the word cheese is used
without specification in the reci
pes to follow.
Cheese has nearly twice as
riiuch protein, weight for weight,
as beef of average consumption
and its fuel value is more than
twice as great. It has a larger per
cent of both, protein and fat than
steak, eggs, potatoes, milk, or
bread, and therefore is one of the
very best foods that you can
have on your table.
Cheese does not cause constipa-j
tion or other physiological dis
turbances that have erroneously,
been charged to it.
When cheese takes the place of
meat as the central dish of a meal,
the housewife should have fresh
vegetables or fruits as a contrast
to the concentrated and fatty
cheese. Harder kinds of bread
should be used, such as crusty
rolls, toast, rye bread, the harder
brown bread or crackers.
CHEESE SAUCE
One cupful of milk, 2 table
spoonfuls of flour, 1 ounce of
cheese ( cupful of grated
cheese), salt and pepper.
Thicken the milk with tKe floor.
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