Culinaria

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Culinaria

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Items in the Culinaria Collection

The Shamrock Cook Book
Printed by the Calgary-based Western Printing & Lithographing Co., this particular edition is not included in Elizabeth Driver’s Culinary Landmarks; other 1915 editions were printed by S.A. Hynd Litho-Print Ltd. of Calgary (1043–44).…

Recipes for Household Science Classes
This provincial curriculum book, issued by the Saskatchewan government, was renamed Recipes for Home Economics Classes by 1926, anticipating the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Household Science’s similar change to the College of…

Saskatchewan Homemakers' Kitchens
Dating from 1955, Saskatchewan’s Golden Jubilee, this book was produced by the Saskatchewan Homemakers’ Clubs. Founded in 1911 under the parentage of the University of Saskatchewan’s Extension Division, the organization was a key part of the…

Swift's Meats for Babies Grow Chart
This chart is part of a Swift Canadian campaign, beginning in the late 1940s, that encouraged “Meats for Babies.” Although Swift’s Canadian headquarters were in Ontario, this pre-cooked and strained food, sold in small cans, might have been…

Potatoes: Facts & Recipes
From the early decades of the twentieth century, provincial and federal government departments produced free publications encouraging women to make the most of local products. Polly Potato, whose attractive but oversized head must have been modelled…

Foods, Nutrition and Home Management Manual
Though published by the Department of Education for the Province of British Columbia, versions of this book were used as curriculum and reference texts for Alberta junior and senior high school students from 1937 to 1969 (“Alberta School”). This…

Dining Car Menu for the Little Folk
This elegantly designed menu from approximately 1928 features a delightful poem about the joys of riding on the Canadian National Railway. Much of it concerns food: If you follow the magic carpet‘Twill lead to a fairy car,Where all things good…

Starting a Farm in the Bow River Valley, Southern Alberta, Canada. Winter Wheat and Alfalfa Farms in Southern Alberta
This attractive brochure emphasized the CPR’s three-million–acre irrigation block, located east of Calgary. Begun in the 1890s during a period of dry years, the scheme involved a series of canals that brought water to farms in the region,…

The Key to Prosperity in the Bread Basket of the World
The Canadian Northern Railway grew swiftly from its creation in 1899 to its nationalization in 1918. In the same vein as the Grand Trunk’s Bread: Terse Stories of Success, the company published The Key to Prosperity in the Bread Basket of the…

The Royal Alexandra Cook Book
Edmonton’s Ladies Hospital Aid, founded in 1898, paid the initial $8000 cost of opening the 25-bed Edmonton Public Hospital in 1900 (Infofile). The cornerstone was laid in 1910 for a replacement hospital, which opened in 1912. This new building,…