Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Modern Method Of Preparing Delightful Foods


The front cover of the book is gold. It has a brown border, decorations and box. There is a logo of an Indian maiden dressed as an ear of corn and gold print. The back cover is gold with brown border, decorations and logo of Indian maiden dressed as an ear of corn. The inside features an offer to send for free copies of this book to those listed with lined spaces for names and addresses, photographs by Jack Wilbur, a Prologue, sections entitled "Colonial Breakfasts", "How To Measure", "Breakfast", "In Ancient Days", "Colonial Luncheons", "Luncheon", "Health-Wealth-Happiness", "Dinner Time In Colonial Days", "Mondamin The Legend Of Corn", "The Old Time High Tea", "Corn Modernized" which describes the following products made by the publisher: Mazola, Argo and Kingsford's Cornstarch, Karo Syrups and Linit Starch, "Unusual Recipes", "Napery And Its Care", "Epilogue" with poem by the book's author entitled "The Harvesting", menus, recipes for the following meals: Breakfast, Luncheon, Dinner, Supper, in the following categories: Appetizers, Beverages, Breads (Quick-Yeast-Fancy), Candies and Nuts, Cakes and Cake Icings, Cereals, Desserts, Eggs, Fruits, Fish, Macaroni and Spaghetti, Meats and Stuffings, Pies and Pastries, Sandwiches, Salads and Salad Dressings, Sauces, Soups and Vegetables, advice from the author concerning corn in the diet in boxes, reproduction of painting entitled "The Husking Bee" courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, an Index and lined pages titled "Memorandum". "Serial 552" is listed on last page. Original mailing envelope of brown manilla from the publisher is included with cancelled 3 cent stamp and logo of Indian maiden dressed as corn on the front side. The back side is blank.

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Donor: McDaniel, Donna Dixon

Author: Allen, Ida Bailey

Brand Name: Argo Cornstarch

Publisher: Corn Products Refining Co. (New York, N.Y.)


109 p.

17.3 x 10.8 cm


Language: English

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


Citation: Allen, Ida Bailey. The Modern Method Of Preparing Delightful Foods. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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