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Title Baker's Coconut cookbook: Southern Style Coconut Recipes. Issued by Franklin Baker Div. of General Foods Corp. Copyright 1937.
Object Name Cookbook
Catalog Number 2010.007.0200
Collection Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content Southern Style Coconut Recipes. Issued by Franklin Baker Division of General Foods Corporation. Copyright 1937. Booklet, 4-1/2" x 6" high, 16 pp.

Decorative artwork depicting Carribean scenes, the source of this coconut (although the company also imported from its own plantations in the Phillipine Islands.)

The publication promoted Baker's Southern Style Coconut, a canned product made in Hoboken at this time where Franklin Baker was based. As part of the General Foods family of products, the cookbook also promotes other products they made by brand name in recipe ingredients such as Jell-O, Baker's Unsweetened Chocolate (this was Walter Baker's, a different division), Post Toasties, Gran-Nuts Flakes, Huskies, Calumet Baking Powder and Swans Down Cake Flour.

Back cover shows a typical can with label.
Date 1937
Year Range from 1937.0
Year Range to 1937.0
Search Terms Baker's Coconut
Franklin Baker Company
General Foods Corporation
Caption pg [1], front cover
Imagefile 075\20100070200.TIF
Classification Manufacturing
Food
Domestic Life
Advertising