Food Men Like – Liberty Magazine – June 1948

David Brown hired Beulah to be food editor of Liberty Magazine when he took over as Editor. Beulah often talked about David Brown who married Helen Gurley Brown of Cosmopolitan fame. A magazine I read religiously as a teen and twenty-something. Reading this article titled Food Men Like brought to mind those tantalizing quips on the front of Cosmopolitan every month and how Beulah always said that David Brown wrote those. He must have also written the sub-title for this article — “Bride or matron, this will teach you more about the desires of the human male than the Kinsey report. Recommended reading – and eating – for all.

Beulah was an independent business woman, but she also knew her audience. She manages to slip in the bit about “homemade bread made with loving hands that also pounded a typewriter all day” and to ensure that your man doesn’t have to eat “stale pie” make up a shell in one of “those little pies pans…just right for two servings.”

This feature includes instructions for roasting a bit of meat for your man, directions for a fresh fruit salad (presentation is key here) and fresh hot yeast muffins (so he can smell hot bread when he comes in from a hard day’s work. What a different perspective from her Holden Enterprise days and her column titled Food My Husband Does Not Like! Enjoy.

Orange Muffins
Crumble 1 package yeast (compressed or dry granulated) in 1/4 cup lukewarm water to soften. Scald 1/4 cup milk; cool. Beat 2 eggs in mixing bowl. Add 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 cup melted shortening, 1 tablespoon grated orange rind. Mix Well. Add cooled milk and 1 cup sifted flour. Beat smooth. Add softened yeast. Mix well. Add another 1 1/4 cup sifted flour. Beat 2 minutes. Fill greased muffin pans half full. Let rise in warm place until doubled (about 45 minutes). Bake in moderate oven (375 degrees) 18 to 20 minutes. Serve hot. Makes 1 dozen three-inch muffins.

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