Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Enterprising Housekeeper: Suggestions For Breakfast, Luncheon, And Supper

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Title page includes the following poem: "We may live without poetry, music, and art/We may live without conscience and live without heart/We may live without friends, we may live without Books/But civilized man cannot live without cooks." The front cover reads, "The Enterprising Housekeeper, 200 Tested Recipes. Illustrated with Kitchen Helps." A woman in a blue dress with a white apron is drawn using an Enterprise grinder. Parsley, bread, lobster, carrots, and celery are on the work table in front of her. The back has four circles enclosing a cherry pitter, food chopper, coffee grinder, and a fruit press. The back has room for a dealer's stamp in the center. 91 pages, plus 5 page index.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Author: Johnson, Helen Louise

Brand Name: Enterprise Manufacturing Kitchen Utensils

Publisher: Enterprise Mfg. CO. (Philadelphia, Pa.)


91 p.

17.8 x 12.7 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Johnson, Helen Louise. The Enterprising Housekeeper: Suggestions For Breakfast, Luncheon, And Supper. 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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