Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Universal Cook Book

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The front cover begins at the top with the title "Universal Cook Book" written in brown lettering inside of a brown triangle outlined with brown Victorian decoration. Below, there is a sketch of a food chopper. At the bottom, "Compliments of Larkin Co., Buffalo, N.Y." is stated in black lettering. The back cover is blank. The inside pages are dedicated to informational pages about the food chopper and recipes that can be made with the food chopper. Some of the topics discussed include sizes, adjustments, and attachments. The recipes are broken up into three categories: American and English Dishes, French Dishes, and German Dishes. Throughout the inside pages, there are various illustration of the food chopper and all its components. The last page contains a promotion for The Universal Cake Maker.

Donor: Wineberg, Susan

Printer: L.F. & C. Press

Brand Name: Universal Housewares and Hardware

Publisher: Landers, Frary & Clark (New Britain, Conn.)

1890 (ca.)

30 p.

15.6 x 8.6 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


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

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