Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Guess-Less Cooking The Bengal Way


The front cover begins at the top with the title "Guess-less Cooking the Bengal Way" in white lettering against a blue background. Below the title, there is a drawn color illustration of a woman holding a casserole dish next to a Bengal Range stove. There is an orange wash behind the woman and stove. The back cover consists of only the Bengal trademark symbol of a lion and the Bengal signature below. The inside pages being with a Foreword and continue with various recipes that can be made using the Bengal Stove. Some recipes include Boston Brown Bread, Raisin Bread, Yellow and White Cake, Custard Pie and Cream filling. On page thirty, there are paragraphs about the "General Rules for Making Quick Breads." The last inside page entails an index to all recipes and the back end page contains the copyright along with the Bengal trademark symbol. The original mailing envelope is included. The envelope consists of three items. The first is the publisher "The Floyd-Wells Company, Royersford, Penna." followed by a drawn illustration of the pamphlet "Guess-less Cooking the Bengal Way." The last item on the envelope is a message from the Postmaster.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Bengal Stoves and Ranges

Publisher: Floyd-Wells Co. (Royersford, Pa.)


32 p.

17.8 x 12.7 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: Guess-Less Cooking The Bengal Way. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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