Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Chef Says - "Parke-Davis Vanilla Extract Special"


The front cover begins at the top with an illustration of a chef followed by the title "Chef Says- Parke-Davis Vanilla Extract Special" written in red and black lettering. At the bottom, there is a black band with the phrase "A pure, high-grade vanilla flavoring" written on top of it. The back cover starts off with a yellow band across the top stating "Sold only by Retail Druggist" in black lettering. Below, there are a few lines explaining where to find Parke-Davis Vanilla Extract followed by the logo. The inside pages are dedicated to various recipes that utilize Parke-Davis Vanilla Extract, Special in them. All recipes entail a list of the ingredients needed followed by directions on how to prepare the dish. Some of the recipes listed are Vanilla Pudding Sauce, Whipped Cream, Rolled Cookies, and Vanilla Opera Fudge. The back end page contains a promotion for the vanilla extract with the company name and address located at the bottom. No page numbers.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Parke-Davis

Publisher: Parke, Davis & Co. (Detroit, Mich.)


16.2 x 8.6 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: Permission is granted from the copyright owner/holder.


Citation: Chef Says - "Parke-Davis Vanilla Extract Special". The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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