Before Julia Child and MFK Fisher, Sarah Tyson Heston Rorer (1849-1937) was the household name in cooking. Rorer was a cookbook author, dietitian, editor, and lecturer. “She was a columnist for and a partial owner of a Philadelphia magazine called Table Talk. Rorer was also an editor for the Ladies Home Journal for 14 years. Rorer wrote cooking and health tips, and she also discussed about issues pertaining to being a housewife” (Baker). In 1884, she opened the Philadelphia Cooking School and ran it for 18 years.
Rorer published several cookbooks including this brief pamphlet, Dainty Dishes For All the Year Round (1903). The pamphlet contains several ice cream and other frozen treat recipes. The pistachio ice cream recipe calls for spinach to make it green! I hope this practice has stopped!