Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

French's Savory Secrets: 10 Little Stories Of Domestic Life

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There are five of a ten card set in this collection: numbers 1, 6, 8, 9, and 10. All include a misleading heading with the rest of the short story continued inside as well as recipes and a promo for French's. The front of No. 1 shows a distraught housewife sitting on a chair with a jar of mustard on the table beside her. The bottom reads, "She decided to leave her husband..." The back has a recipe for sliced ham Southern style." The front of No. 6 shows a housewife in a blue apron over a brown plaid dress reaching for a man's hat at the door. The bottom reads, "'Stay' she implored him..." The back has a recipe for baked beans. The front of No. 8 shows an embarrassed wife in a chair while her husband stands and talks to a friend in a green rocking chair. The bottom reads, "He embarrassed his wife by saying publicly..." The back has a recipe for French mashed potatoes. The front of No. 9 shows a man in a brown suit and a hat leaning over a message in front of a fruit bowl. The bottom reads, "He came home early and found her out..." The back has a recipe for beets and pickled onion salad. The front of No. 10 shows a man facing his wife with one hand on his child's shoulder and the other hand stealing a cupcake behind his back. The bottom reads, "He declared that he would keep the children..." The back has a recipe for silver cake.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: French's

Publisher: R.T. French Co. (Rochester, N.Y. ; Philadelphia, Pa. ; Boston, Mass.)


10.2 x 6.4 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: Permission is granted from the copyright owner/holder.


Citation: French's Savory Secrets: 10 Little Stories Of Domestic Life. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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