Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Food Surprises From The Mirro Test Kitchen [Purple Border]


The front cover is orange with a border of yellow, black and purple. There is a color drawing of a woman with several baked items on a table in a test kitchen in an ornate frame of six lines. Below is the title in black with "Price Ten Cents" at the bottom. The back cover is orange with the yellow, black and purple border with "Mirro The Finest Aluminum" in white in the center. The front end page has a color drawing of a utensil cupboard with a woman setting a table in the background. The back end page has a drawing, entitled "An Interesting Corner in the MIRRO Test Kitchen," with a woman looking at a stove in the forefront with Mirro products on the stovetop. There is an introduction, "Good Cooking Made Better by MIRRO," which tells how Mirro products are tested and how them make cooking easier and better. There is a suggestion to "Date Your Aluminum" so the "busy, thrifty woman of today" can see how economical Mirro products are, followed by the Mirro Guaranty. Recipes, with color drawings, include Roast of Beef and Browned Potatoes, Roast Chicken, Veal Cutlets with Cream Gravy, Quick Meat Roll, Ham Shoulder with Sweet Potatoes, Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce, Potato Bread, Luncheon Muffins, Fruit Cookies, Angel Food Cake, Mocha Layer Cake, Priced Prune Pie, Raspberry Jam and Canned Peaches. There are no page numbers.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Mirro

Publisher: Aluminum Goods Mfg. Co. (Manitowoc, Wis.)

1918 (ca.)

14.9 x 11.4 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Food Surprises From The Mirro Test Kitchen [Purple Border]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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