The May King Bradley Home Economics Cookbook contains recipes, tables for conversions of measuring, analyses of food and condiments, and a complete set of manners and rules to be employed at a formal dinner. It includes proper table settings and gives an in-depth look at the art of cooking from scratch.
The front matter of the bound volume reads: "Mae King Bradley was one of the four women students enrolled at East Tennessee State Normal School during its first year of operation. This is a fascimile of a cookbook prepared by Mrs. Bradley for her home economics class. Before a recipe could be accepted for the cookbook, the student had to prepare and serve the dish to the schools faculty for their approval."