Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Del Monte Fruit Book


The front cover is an ivory color with a color drawing of a woman holding a plate with an orange molded dessert. In the foreground are three desserts. At the bottom of the cover is the title of the pamphlet in blue with "containing the favorite fruit recipes of America's best known cooking authorities" in gold. The back cover has a color picture of four desserts in a dark blue decorative circle. "To make appetites glad every day in the year" is in a black decorative frame with a gold background. A can of canned fruits and vegetables is at the bottom of the page. The front end page has a color picture of a can of vegetables surrounded by vegetables in a yellow and black frame. Below is "In vegetables, too-- the same assurance of uniform quality you now enjoy in fruits! Many delicious varieties--everyone the finest of its kind. On each, the same dependable label you know so well!" The back end page has a color drawing of three orange desserts. In the upper left corner is "So many tempting ways to serve canned fruits!" At the bottom of the page is "--and especially Del Monte Peaches packed two ways--Halved or Sliced" The title page has a little red drawing of a basket of fruit above the title. Below is copyright information and the company name and address. There is a Table of Contents and an Index To Contributors followed by a description of Why This Book Was Prepared. There is a list of contributors to the pamphlet followed by "Some facts that every woman should know about Canned Fruits--and about Del Monte Fruits in particular". There are recipes for Cocktails and Appetizers, Cold Desserts, Hot Desserts, Frozen Desserts, Fruit Salads, Pastries and Cakes, Miscellaneous, and Punches and Drinks. There is also a page with illustrations of how to freeze a can of fruit and serve it for dessert. At the end is information on measurements and sizes of containers and promotional pages of Del Monte products.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Printer: Independent Pressroom (San Francisco, Calif.)

Brand Name: Del Monte

Publisher: California Packing Corp. (San Francisco, Calif.)


32 p.

17.5 x 12.7 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: The Del Monte Fruit Book. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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