Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Art Of Entertaining


The front cover features a drawing of a butler carrying the main dish as a woman sits with her husband and four guests at a dining table. The title "The Art of Entertaining" is written at the top in orange lettering. The back cover is plain. The inside pages contain different facts about coffee such as the history, uses and western hospitality. Some of the topics are The first coffee houses, coffee houses were cafe's in Paris, coffee as dessert, coffee and thermal bottles, iced coffee, the west welcomes the strangers, and boiling. The main topic "Kind of Coffee" entails five different types of ways to serve coffee. They each include a paragraph explaining how to make it and when it would be appropriate to serve. There are drawn and photographic illustrations throughout the inside pages. The last six pages are devoted to individuals writing their own recipes down on the blank pages. No page numbers.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Hills Brothers Coffee

Publisher: Hills Bros. Coffee, Inc. (San Francisco, Calif.)


19.7 x 13.7 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: The Art Of Entertaining . The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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