Garlic is about my favorite thing in the world. I drive up to Monterey a lot on the 101 and always pass 20-wheelers filled with the stuff coming from Gilroy, the Garlic Capital of the world. I match the speed of the truck for about 10 miles to luxuriate in fabulous garlic fumes…

This vintage 1950’s shaker, clearly distressed at the smell of what’s inside it, is NOT the look on my face but, rather, the plethora of friends around me who hate the stuff. 

Did you know that garlic is a species of onion?

Garlic salt shakers were very popular in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. They usually came with a companion onion salt shaker.

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4 Responses to “Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Garlic Salt Shaker”

  1. Scott Finnell

    Allee, I love garlic too! I especially love Lawry’s garlic salt. I use garlic in everything I cook. I heard that cooks in some parts of Europe detest garlic in any form. It is very good for health. I love your shakers (I mean the ones above lol). They are truly fabulous! You go girl. You really have a knack for finding truly fabulous stuff. I am watching the tragic death of Michael Jackson right now. His music, and yours, make me happy, and so do your shakers.

  2. windupkitty

    Lawry’s Season Salt….Still a fav of mine too….it just tastes so damn good!!! As far driving through Gilroy though….that’s ok if you’re not stuck in traffic….how can there BE so much garlic in the air????!!!!