Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Charm Of Jell-O


The front cover features a drawn colored illustration of a woman wearing a green dress holding a plate of Jell-O. Below the illustration, the title ?The Charm of Jell-O is written in black and red lettering inside of an outlined rectangle. The back cover contains a small illustration of a bowl of fruit and a plate of raspberry Jell-O. At the bottom, the company name and address are stated in black lettering. The inside pages are dedicated to various recipes that utilize Jell-O in them. All recipes fall under the categories of A Formal Evening, Buffet Supper, When Summer Comes, The Dessert Beautiful, Dining At Home, and For The Delicate Selected Menus. They are written in paragraph format and entail all the ingredients needed plus step-by-step directions on how to prepare the dish. Throughout the inside pages there are drawn colored illustrations of different prepared dishes such as Molded Fruit Salad, Lemon Jell-O, and Cream Fig Pudding. Pages thirty and thirty-one are titled ?Jell-O Rules? and consist of various rules on how to make Jell-O the right way.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Jell-O

Publisher: Genesee Pure Food Co. (Le Roy, N.Y.)

1926 (ca.)

32 p.

20.6 x 13.7 cm


Language: English

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


Citation: The Charm Of Jell-O. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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