Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Daily Diet

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The front cover features a drawn colored illustration of a woman carrying a silver tea service with yellow and red lines. The title "The Daily Diet" is written in red and black lettering in the top right corner. The back cover contains a drawing of a woman wearing a red dress and white apron in the kitchen as she reads a cookbook and the kettle boils. To the right of the illustration, there is a promotion for Alka-Seltzer. The inside pages begin with the title "The Daily Diet" and continues with informational pages for such things as nerves, the common cold, acid stomach, medicines, and Alka-Seltzer. Throughout the inside pages there are different menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for individuals with various types of health. On page twenty five there is a chart for "The Alkaline Foods" which is made up of a list of various foods along with their nutrition information. The back end page is a promotion for Dr. Miles' Nervine containing an illustration of a woman telling her husband he should of taken his Nervine last night.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Miles Medical

Publisher: Dr. Miles Laboratories, Inc. (Elkhart, Ind.)

1920 (ca.)

32 p.

12.1 x 15.9 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: The Daily Diet. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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