Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Detroit Jewel Recipes

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The front cover features a drawn colored illustration of a woman chef tasting her cooking. There are two bowls, a spoon, and a rolling pin in front of her. Below the illustration. The title "Detroit Jewel Recipes" is written in light blue lettering against a white background. At the bottom, the logo is listed. The back cover is a light blue color with the phrase "Compliments of The Gas Company" written in black lettering located in the center. The front end page is made up of the trademark and a few lines explaining its meaning. The inside pages are dedicated to various recipes that can be prepared by using products from Detroit Stove Works. These recipes include breads, soups, salads, meats, desserts, and candies. There are informational paragraphs discussing topics such as hints for baking with gas, baking cake with gas, hints for cooking with gas, how to light top burners, and how to clean top and burners. Throughout the inside pages, there are illustrations of different stoves, ranges, and ovens. Pages sixteen and seventeen entail a Detroit Jewel Range with seven arrows pointing to different parts and white boxes describing that certain part. The back end page contains an illustration of the Detroit Stove Works Factory along with a couple paragraphs describing the factory.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Printer: John Bornman & Sons (Detroit, Mich.)

Brand Name: Detroit Stoves

Publisher: Detroit Stove Works (Detroit, Mich.)

1900 (ca.)

32 p.

8.3 x 8.9 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


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

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