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Katherine Kitchen Seated at sewing machines, left to right: Lois Hepworth, Ethel Frey, Margaret Moore and Sally Martin.
Seated at sewing machines, left to right: Lois Hepworth, Ethel Frey, Margaret Moore and Sally Martin. Center for Sacramento History, Sacramento Bee Collection, 1983/001/09433.

Starting in 1934, The Sacramento Bee ran a household hints column for decades called “Katherine Kitchen.” Katherine Kitchen wasn’t the name of a real woman; the column was written by Bee staffers. The Bee also published cookbooks and hosted cooking and home-ec classes under the Katherine Kitchen name. In late October or early November of 1947, The Bee and KFBK held a Katherine Kitchen sewing class for “business and professional women” in the newspaper’s auditorium at 716 I St.