Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Best Cook In America

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The front cover features a black and white photographic illustration of a woman wearing a chef's hat removing excess pie crust from a pie ready to go into the oven. In the top left corner, there is an orange box that contains the title "The Best Cook In America" written in white and black lettering. The back cover entails a man's hand holding a certificate of Guaranteed Service. At the bottom, there is a thick orange line. The front end page is filled with a black and white photographic illustration of a mother and son. The mother is holding a cake with frosting on it and the son is licking a utensil with frosting on it. There is a orange rectangle going diagonally through the page that reads "Hooray!...Mom, I'll bet you're the best cook in America!" The following inside pages are filled with information about various household products along with black and white photographic illustrations. Some informational pages include Ten New Roads To Happiness, Features, Bake or Broil...You Can Do It Better In An Even Oven, Cleaner-Cooler- More Convenient, Recipe For Happiness, and Beauty At Its Best! The last half of the inside pages are dedicated to different models and what they have to offer as a household product. The models entail the Vanitee, Captain, Colonel, Carleton, Evanston, Modoc, Cameo, Cavalier, and Patrician. All models include a photographic illustration in addition to paragraphs at the bottom describing the product. No page numbers.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Standard Electric Stoves

Publisher: Standard Electric Stove Co. (Toledo, Ohio)


27.9 x 21.6 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: The Best Cook In America. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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