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124-year-old cooking club that's still going strong

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 05:50
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Promoting gracious living, the Thursday Afternoon Cooking Club in Wichita, Kansas, should "stand for the higher and better things in life", its founder wrote, but always honour practical cooking. (Above) Club members meeting for lunch on April 9.
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Promoting gracious living, the Thursday Afternoon Cooking Club in Wichita, Kansas, should "stand for the higher and better things in life", its founder wrote, but always honour practical cooking. (Above) A photo of members from 1957 among other memorabilia of the club.

Wichita, Kansas

TEXAS cattle, Turkey Red wheat and Pizza Hut all helped build this city on the Plains. And in its own quiet way, so has the Thursday Afternoon Cooking Club.

For the last 124 years, its members have cooked through generations of culinary trends both excellent and