Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Florence Cook Book

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The front cover begins at the top with the title "The Florence Cook Book" written in orange lettering and continues with an illustration of a three layered white cake with one piece laying on its side in front of the cake. At the bottom, the company name and address are written in blue lettering against a yellow background. The back cover contains an illustration of a little girl in a purple dress looking at a blue and black Florence Cook Stove. Above the illustration, "Florence Oil Cook Stoves" is written in red lettering. At the bottom, the phrase "Send for descriptive booklets of Florence products and names of nearest dealers" is written in black lettering. The front end page is titled "Get Rid of Your Cooking Trouble" and continues with a list of eleven facts about the Florence Stove. The inside pages are dedicated to various recipes that fall under the categories of bread and rolls, biscuits and muffins, griddle cakes and waffles, desserts, pudding sauces, croquettes, salads, and beverages. All recipes begin with a list of the ingredients needed followed by directions on how to prepare the dish written in black lettering. The back end page contains a promotion for the Florence oven with the company name and address written at the bottom.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Florence Oil Stoves

Publisher: Central Oil and Gas Stove Co. (Gardner, Mass.)

1900 (ca.)

50 p.

20.3 x 12.7 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: The Florence Cook Book. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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