Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Magic Of Salt


The cream, orange, black and gray cover has a drawing of an ocean sailing ship with masts with The Magic Of Salt in black lettering on the sea background. The back cover is white with an orange frame and a large drawing of a two-pound canister of Worcester Iodized Salt in orange, black and white. "For table and cooking" is above with "Prevents simple Goiter" below. The front end page has the orange, black and white drawing of the canister of salt with "The Salty Salt" above and "Flows Freely" below. The back end page has "unrivalled for cooking" and "wax wrapped carton" above and below an orange, black and white drawing of a box of Worcester Salt. Below are black-and-white drawings of bags of Worcester Salt("Always uniform, Smooth fine grain"), Quick-Freezing Ice Cream Salt ("Saves time and energy") and Special Salt for Farm Use ("Kiln dried, Easy to handle.") The title page has the title with a brief summary of the pamphlet and the company's name, address and locations. An introduction, "Salt - the Doctor's Helper," precedes the multitude of uses of salt for "Bringing the ocean to your bathroom" in baths, mouth and intestinal hygiene, curing illness and disease, in the kitchen and cleaning around the house. "The Romance of Salt" tells of the importance of salt for the human body and brief history of salt in ancient times. The final sections tell "How Salt Is Obtained" and "How Worcester Salt Is Made."

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Printer: Nevins-Church Press (New York, N.Y.)

Brand Name: Worcester Salt

Publisher: Worcester Salt Co. (New York, N.Y.)

1930 (ca.)

20 p.

15.2 x 10.8 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: Permission is granted from the copyright owner/holder.


Citation: The Magic Of Salt. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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