Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Better Meals Cooking School. Better Meals Mean Better Health For Home Defense


The front cover is brown and white with a line drawing of a mother, father, daughter, and two sons standing in front of a house. The title is in a brown shield in front of them. Below that is a white banner with brown and white shields on either end. The banner has the text: Presented by Board of Water and Electric Light Commissioners cooperating with electric appliance dealers of Lansing & East Lansing. Prudden Auditorium October 21, 22, 23, 24, 1941 Four Sessions. Under the dates it list which session the pamphlet covers. There is a line drawing of a city on the left and a farm on the right below that with a shield between them that states: Held in cooperation with the National Live Stock and Meat Board, 407 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois. The back cover is white with a brown and white striped border on the right hand side. There is a ribbon running down it with stars on one side and stripes on the other. This pamphlet is for the fourth session. The text on the back cover lists the participating dealers, free gift list, miscellaneous gifts, and the contents of the free food baskets that will be given away. The front end page has a typed letter from M.L. Wilson, Director of Extension Work, United States Department of Agriculture, Director of Nutrition in the Federal Security Agency with his photo. A discussion of the importance of good food and building meals around meat follows and after that the fourth session index of recipes. The first page has how to plan the diet for health and vigor, why meat in the diet protects heath, and meal patterns to make meal planning easy. Page two has successful meat cookery plays an important part in serving Better Meals. There are black and white photos on some pages. The centerfold page has a week's worth of luncheons planned for you in a black line framed rectangle across both pages. The pamphlet contains twenty-five recipes. Pages 11/12 have the registration blank to be used in awarding prizes. The back end page has recipes for homemade corn bread mix, homemade biscuit mix, and homemade pie mix. There are hand-written numbers on the back cover.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Board of Water & Light

Publisher: Board of Water and Light (Lansing, Mich.)


13 p.

17.8 x 12.7 cm


Language: English

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


Citation: Better Meals Cooking School. Better Meals Mean Better Health For Home Defense. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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