CORPORATIONS: Rudkin of Pepperidge

In the polo-playing set around Fairfield, Conn., Margaret Rudkin was merely the pretty, red-haired wife of a polo-playing stockbroker—until her son got sick. She thought that bread might be a good thing to build up his strength. Not store bread, but old-fashioned homemade bread. Mrs. Rudkin got out a bread recipe left by her grandmother. It called for flour to be milled by stone in the old-style way, quantities of whole milk and butter. So Mrs. Rudkin rolled up her sleeves, ground some wheat into flour in a coffee mill and baked...

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