Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

A Handy Guide For Busy Cooks With 77 Ways Of Using Crystal And Dial Brain Baking Soda

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The front cover has a black and white photo tinted yellow. A woman wearing an apron measures out baking soda into a bowl. There are baking ingredients including a box of Crystal brand baking soda around the mixing bowl. The title is in an beige rectangle with a red and green frame around it. There is a red line down the spine. There is a green border along the bottom with part of the title and the logo for Crystal Brand on the left and Dial Brand on the right. The back cover is blue with two yellow boxes of baking soda; one Crystal Brand and one Dial Brand. There is a green border at the bottom with the company name and address in it. The table of contents consists of both a table of contents and an index which is broken into cooking and baking and medicinal uses of soda and tested home remedies. The first few pages discuss the purpose of the guide, the function of soda, why the two brands are pure, the four main uses of baking soda, and the hows and whys of using sour milk. There are sections on weights and measures, household uses, cooking temperatures, guide to a balanced diet, and care of teeth.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Crystal Baking Soda

Publisher: Detroit Soda Products Co. (Wyandotte, Mich.)

1920 (ca.)

40 p.

19.4 x 11.4 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: A Handy Guide For Busy Cooks With 77 Ways Of Using Crystal And Dial Brain Baking Soda. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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