Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Essential Guest [1934 (ca.)]


The front cover is black with a picture of a top hat, white gloves, and cane in a circular frame. The Hiram Walker trademark is below. The back cover is black with "Canadian Club" at the top, the trademark in the center, and the company name and address at the bottom. The front end page and page one have an illustration of the factory in Peoria. Page three has an article on Host to America, Mr. Ernest Byfield. Page four has the true story of cocktails. Page seven has an article When stars entertain about Miss Agnes Ayres. On page eleven At Last, A Carmen. Page 15, 19-20 have an article Frivolities in Food by James Louis Smith. There are recipes for cocktails, color photos of various products, and a product list on the back end page.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Hiram Walker

Publisher: Hiram Walker & Sons, Inc. (Detroit, Mich. ; Peoria, Ill. ; Walkerville, Ont.)

1934 (ca.)

20 p.

15.2 x 8.9 cm


Language: English

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


Citation: The Essential Guest [1934 (ca.)]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

illustration of king running with tray of tarts


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