Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Carnation Cook Book [1935]


The wrap-around beige cover has a red, green and blue cross-stitch pattern border and two lines dividing the title and author. The back cover is the same without title or author. The title page has a green border at the top and bottom and a green and white drawing of a basket of food in the middle below the title and author. At the bottom is the company name and addresses and copyright information. The first page has a letter from Mary Blake, Director, Home Economics Department, Carnation Company, followed by a Table of Contents. A four-page introduction describes what irradiated Carnation Milk is, what it does and how to use it. There are rules for measuring and temperatures for baking, frying, making candy and jelly, and "For Simple Rules of Meat Cookery": how to broil, braise, roast and "boil." There are recipes for appetizers, cocktails, soups, entrees, vegetables, meats, poultry and game, fish, salads and salad dressings, pastry, cakes and cookies, desserts, confections, breads, sandwiches, sauces, beverages, garnishes and international dishes. There are several pages of menus for special occasions and holidays, for feeding children and feeding invalids. There are also recipes for children and invalids. There are two pages of Cookery Hints followed by an index. There are several full-page color photographs of recipes and recipe pages have headings at the top and line drawings at the bottom in blue, green or pink.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Author: Blake, Mary

Brand Name: Carnation Milk

Publisher: Carnation Co. (Oconomowoc, Wis. ; Seattle, Wash.)


93 p.

24.1 x 16.5 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: Blake, Mary. Carnation Cook Book [1935]. 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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