Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Real Reason For Rip Van Winkle's Long Absence


The front panel features a drawn colored illustration of Rip Van Winkle sittin in the woods eating Jell-O. The title ?The Real Reason For Rip Van Winkle?s Long Absence? is written in black lettering above the illustration. The back panel contains an illustration of Jell-O Macedoine. The inside panels begin with a story about The Real Reason For Rip Van Winkle?s Long Absence and continues with two informational topics including ?Make Delicious, Healthful Desserts with Jell-O and Other Reasons For Serving America?s Most Famous Dessert.? The rest of the inside panels are dedicated to four Jell-O Recipes and Jell-O Rules. The recipes listed are Jell-O Macedoine, Coffee Jell-O Whip, and Pineapple Bavarian Cream. All recipes are written in blue lettering and entail directions on how to prepare the dish.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Jell-O

Publisher: Jell-O Co., Inc. (Le Roy, N.Y.)

1928 (ca.)

6.4 x 7.6 cm

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Language: English

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


Citation: The Real Reason For Rip Van Winkle's Long Absence. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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