Yes, people in Austin are mad about dogs. I don't know of another city that loves its canines like we do. Here's an article on our dog culture.
The Up-to-Date Waitress - written by Janet McKenzie-Hill; who was born in Westfield, Massachusetts in 1852 and was a famous author, cooking instructor and lecturer on domestic science.
McKenzie-Hill graduated from the Boston Cooking School where Fannie Farmer was assistant principal. The author published many books on cookery and domestic home care including “Cooking for Two: A Handbook for Young Housekeepers” in 1908. She died in 1933.
This book was published in 1908 and is an amazing historical record for those interested in the history of day-to-day life in the era of Downton Abbey.