Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The AMC Perfect Cereals: What To Buy And How To Use Cereals


The cream-colored front cover of this pamphlet has a large color lithograph by M. M. & O. Lith, N.Y, of a scantily clad young girl holding a grain sickle and bundle of wheat with one hand above her eyes as if she is trying to look in the far distance. She is standing in a garden of vines. In the upper left corner is a red triangle with The AMC Perfect Cereals in cream print. In the bottom of the drawing is What To Buy And How To Use Cereals in cream print. The back cover has the AMC Perfect Flour triangle logo above a promotion for the flour, followed by directions for making the perfect bread. The first page has the author's name (Thomas J. Murrey) and credentials, the publisher (The Akron Milling Company, Akron, O.) and the agent (James B. Whitaker & Co., New England Agents, No. 174 State Street, Boston). The following pages have information on farinaceous food products, The Akron Milling Company and an introduction which tells that "this excellent work" will greatly benefit the housewife "or she will be behind the times and know but little of the wonders that have been created in the Cereal world." Recipes are in paragraph format and use rolled oats, farina, wheat, hominy grits, barley and Indian meal [corn meal]. There's even a recipe for gruel. Every other page is a color illustration of a box of each of the cereal products from the Akron Milling Company.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Author: Murrey, Thomas J.

Brand Name: Quaker Oats

Publisher: Akron Milling Co. (Akron, Ohio ; New York, N.Y.)


28 p.

15.2 x 9.2 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Murrey, Thomas J.. The AMC Perfect Cereals: What To Buy And How To Use Cereals. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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