Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

What To Serve And How To Serve It: A Guide For Correct Table Usage


The front cover is beige with a blue border around the title in black and blue lettering with a photograph of a table setting below it. Below the blue frame is © International Silver Co. and PRICE 50 CENTS. The back cover is blank. The pages are held together at the top with a blue string through two holes. Each successive page is longer than the previous. They are tabbed to appear as a table of contents. The topics are: breakfast, luncheon, dinner, afternoon tea and formal reception, buffet supper, general instructions, correctly arranged covers, recipes for starred (*) dishes, and garnishes. Pages have menus and correct table settings for the particular event. There are line drawings of the place settings. The final page has a promotion for International Silver Co., formerly The Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. There are black and white photographs of spoons on a blue background. There are no page numbers.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: International Silver

Publisher: International Silver Co. (Meriden, Conn.)


23.5 x 14.0 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: What To Serve And How To Serve It: A Guide For Correct Table Usage. 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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