Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The "Wear-Ever" New Method Of Cooking...And 100 Tested Recipes From The Priscilla Proving Plant


The front panel is tan with a picture of a maid serving a meal to a family of four. At the bottom is Price fifty cents. The back panel is tan and has the trademark with the words The mark of a modern kitchen. The introduction discusses food and its function and retention of the nutritive value in prepared food. There is a chapter on the "Wear-Ever" new methods and its advantages. There are chapters on vegetables and on fruits and berries concerning the food elements supplied and general method for cooking as well as recipes. One chapter discusses how to dehydrate foods. Two chapters discuss the food elements of fish and meat and general methods for preparation. There is a chapter for soups and stews and one for salads. A chapter discusses menus, balanced diets, rules for menu making, and some sample menus. The last chapter discusses the findings of the Priscilla Proving Pant. There is a page on why the utensils give better service, pages with examples of the utensils, a page on cold pack canning and a page on making coffee. The page across from the back end page has the trademark and the three types of utensils sold and where.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Wear-Ever Aluminum Cookery

Publisher: Aluminum Cooking Utensil Co. (New Kensington, Pa. ; East St. Louis, Ill. ; Oakland, Calif.)


46 p.

22.7 x 15.2 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: The "Wear-Ever" New Method Of Cooking...And 100 Tested Recipes From The Priscilla Proving Plant. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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