Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Modern Ways With An Ancient Food [1929]

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The front cover of the pamphlet features text that reads Modern Ways With An Ancient Food over a white background. Two golden wheat stalks appear behind the text. Below is a color drawing of a yellow and green glass cereal bowl filled with fruit and Hecker's Cream Farina, a glass of milk, fruit in a sherbet glass, a creamer, and a vase with pink flowers. The back cover features a yellow and red drawing of a box of Hecker's Cream Farina, with text above reading Hearts Of Wheat, and below Hecker's Cream Farina, Hearts Of Wheat, (Form) FAB 91, (c) 1929 Hecker H-O Co. Inc. Two golden wheat stalks are in the background. The inside front cover includes a color drawing of a grain mill, possibly from around 1400, with an explanation of the word "farina." The title page indicates that This Booklet Of Recipes And Suggestions Is Offered To Mothers, with an emphasis on nutrition for their children and the diet and health habits of their families. The inside back cover includes a red, yellow and blue drawing of both sides of a box of Hecker's Cream Farina. At the bottom of the page is the identification of the printer, J.W. Clement Co., Buffalo And New York. Recipes with some color drawings fill the inside pages, with recipes categorized according to: Cream-Farina for Breakfast; Desserts; Cream-Farina for Infants; Meat, Fish, Eggs and Cheese Dishes; Quick Breads; Salads; Sandwich Fillings; Soups; Vegetables.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Printer: J.W. Clement Co. (Buffalo, N.Y. ; New York, N.Y.)

Brand Name: Hecker's

Publisher: Hecker-H-O Co., Inc. (Buffalo, N.Y.)


24 p.

17.8 x 10.8 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: Modern Ways With An Ancient Food [1929]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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