Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Kitchen Encyclopedia [1911]


The front cover is white with a drawing of a woman wearing a blue dress and a white apron as she reads a cookbook. There is a box of Swift's Premium Oleomargarine on the windowsill behind her as well a spoon, fork, and skillet hanging on the wall. The back cover has a box of Swift's Premium Oleomargarine. It reads, "Swift's Premium Oleomargarine can be used wherever butter is used for table or cooking purposes with equally satisfactory results." Page 2 has an article on the truth about oleomargarine. Recipes include cakes, cookies, breads, pies, dumplings, sauces, and puddings. There are many tips for around the house such as cleaning, laundry, plant care,and renovating suggestions. The article on pages 17-23 discusses the advantage of using fireless cookers.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Printer: Shirley Press (Chicago, Ill.)

Brand Name: Swift's Premium Oleomargarine

Publisher: Swift and Co. (Chicago, Ill.)


32 p.

21.6 x 12.7 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: The Kitchen Encyclopedia [1911]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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