Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Hitch Your Appetite To The Stars

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The front cover features the title "Hitch Your Appetite To The Stars" in yellow lettering and is filled with white stars and contains a blue background. In the center, there is a loaf of bread in a red, white and blue package. At the bottom, the phrase "129 Delicious Ways to Serve Tip-Top Bread" is stated in green lettering against a yellow background. The back cover begins at the top with the words "The stars tell you" and continues with a paragraph explaining the product of Enriched Tip-Top Bread. There are two loafs of bread located below the paragraph and a phrase at the bottom that reads "Enriched Tip-Top Is Better Bread" in green lettering against a yellow background. The front end page consists of Ward's Tip-Top Bread logo and the phrase "The Shield's of Quality." The inside pages are filled with various recipes that use a form of Tip-Top Bread. Some recipes include plain bread stuffing, crumb sauce, marrow balls, toast cubes, cheese roll-ups, blushing bunny, barbecued steak sandwiches, pinwheel sandwiches, and spiced honey toast. There are photographic illustrations throughout the inside pages of different prepared dishes. The bottom of the inside pages has a red border with various slogans about Tip-Top Bread and toasters. The back end page is titled "Tip-Top Cakes Are Tip-Top Too" and contains five different types of desserts and their descriptions along with a drawn color illustration of each.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Tip-Top Bread and Cakes

Publisher: Ward Baking Co. (New York, N.Y.)

1950 (ca.)

33 p.

16.2 x 12.4 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: Hitch Your Appetite To The Stars. 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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