Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Hostess [Bromangelon]

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The pamphlet is a cloudy beige and black wrapawound cover with an ornate basket of fruit on a Victorian design. There is light blue color behind the framed title. The back is plain except for a listing of the printers at bottom. The title page reads, "The Hostess, Pertinent Suggestions On Entertaining At Home, Together With Some Bromangelon Recipes." A detailed illustration of a women carrying a tray with a dessert and tea or coffee pot is followed by a credit to the Bromangelon publicity department on bottom. The pamphlet then describes proper presentation of the food and table, along with a suggested menu for a ladies' luncheon, the afternoon tea and reception, dinners, suppers, the chafing-dish supper. Table settings are illustrated for several of the meals. The section concludes with full color illustrations of Bromangelon desserts, followed by a description of Bromangelon dessert recipes. The next section includes a description and full-page illustration on turning jelly out of moulds. At the end of the pamphlet is a list of what not to do at the table and an English and French table vocabulary. The final page of the pamphlet gives directions on obtaining a copy of the pamphlet with a request form.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Printer: Jacobs & Co., Printers

Brand Name: Bromangelon

Publisher: Stern and Saalberg Company (New York, N.Y.)


38 p.

14.6 x 11.4 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: The Hostess [Bromangelon]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

illustration of king running with tray of tarts


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