Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Cain's Dressings

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The front cover is made of green stock, which is used throughout the pamphlet. Thin red lines edge a wider red line near the top and again near the bottom. Between the sets of lines is a drawing in green with red highlights of a woman standing by a window preparing a salad with two jars of salad dressing. A red badge with green lettering reads, "Salads a la Cain." The back cover has the Cain company logo, a red circle surrounded by a red undulating pattern with Cains('s) written horizontally and vertically. Two angled walking canes cross the words. Below the logo is the company name and address. The inside front and back covers are blank. The interior of the the pamphlet begins with a description of how to keep and prepare salad ingredients. The pamphlet then introduces recipes for cocktails or hors d'oevres, including shrimp cocktail, tomato and tuna fish, and alligator pear (avocado) cocktail. Simple salad recipes that are listed include lettuce salad, apple and cumquat salad, celery cabbage, stuffed green pepper salad and hearts of palm salad. More substantial salads that can serve as a meal are then described, including chicken, lobster, vitamine and stuffed tomato, mixed vegetable and stuffed egg salad. The final two sections cover moulded salads, such as moulded chicken salad and crab meat in tomato jelly salad, and fruit salads, including a general fruit salad and more specific salads; gondola, pear, peach, date and nut salads. The center fold pages have illustrations of the Cain's products: mayonnaise, Russian dressing, tartar sauce, sandwich spread and French dressing. There are two salad recipes for salad distingue and Sally Cain salad in the center of the two pages. Green and red illustrations appear approximately on every other page, either showing a woman preparing a salad or the actual salads themselves. There are no page numbers.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Cain's Dressings

Publisher: John T. Cain (Cambridge, Mass.)

1924 (ca.)

15.6 x 10.5


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: Cain's Dressings. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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