Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

F.W. McNess' Cook Book And Health Hints

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The front cover features a drawn color illustration of a little boy seated at a table drinking out of a bowl while a child cries over her broken bowl and an older blond girl holds up a wooden spoon. The title, "F.W.McNess' Cook Book And Health Hints" is written in green lettering at the top. At the bottom, the publisher information is listed in brown and red lettering. The back cover contains a drawn color illustration of a large farm home with a milk wagon on the left and a farm building on the right. Below, the phrase "In modern homes where people demand the best F.W. McNess' sanitary preparations are standard" is written in brown and red lettering. The front end page contains a typed letter addressed to friend in housewifery and signed by The Cooking Editor. The rest of the inside pages are dedicated to various recipes that fall under the categories of soups, meats, vegetables, salads, puddings, pies, pastries, cakes, breads, biscuits, preserves, and pickles. All recipes entail a list of the ingredients needed plus directions on how to prepare the dish. Pages thirty through fifty eight discuss topics such as household hints, baby's toilet and health, care of skin, first aid suggestions, and quick reliefs for aches. The back end page contains the heading "The Man Behind the Product" and continues with four informational paragraphs about F. W. McNess, PD. In the left hand corner, there is a portrait of F. W. McNess.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: McNess' Extracts

Publisher: Furst-McNess Co., Chemists and Manufacturing Pharmacists (Freeport, Ill.)


64 p.

21.9 x 14.6 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: F.W. McNess' Cook Book And Health Hints. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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