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  • Collection: Culinaria

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Tobacco gets its own chapter in this reader, part of a series on “the great industries of the world.” This copy was once in the library at the Camrose Provincial Normal School. The book’s treatment of ethnicity and cultural…

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Field guides of edible wild plants gained popularity in Canada in the 1960s and '70s. A good example is The Edible Wild; while this book was published in Ontario, stamps on two introductory pages reveal this copy was in the Camrose Lutheran College…

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The 1970s dim sum ticket from the My Lai Garden restaurant, in contrast to the Golden City menu, features many clearly Cantonese dishes, including water chestnut cake, egg tarts, green peppers stuffed with shrimp paste, and pig’s liver rice crepes;…

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Many Chinese immigrants came to Canada to work on the railway, but after these jobs ended, they were prohibited from entering or training for many professions. Many turned to restaurants to make a living. The earliest Chinese restaurant menus…

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Elizabeth Driver has argued, with respect to francophone cookbooks, that “Before the Quiet Revolution in Quebec in the 1960s, the influence of the Catholic Church permeated French society and entrenched the traditional subservience of women.…

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Laura Lindsay (1914–88) was a popular Edmonton television personality. Her homemaker’s show aired live five days a week on the Sunwapta Broadcasting Corporation’s CFRN (now CTV). Her real name was in fact Laura Banks, and her son Tommy Banks…

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Jean Brodie was a popular Toronto-based food writer in the 1930s, responsible for 100 Tested Recipes, produced for the Farmer’s Dairy in Toronto. She also edited a food column for the Toronto Star: as one early ad put it, “To further its…

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Jesse Beaufort Hurlbert was born in Canada to Loyalist parents. He became Professor of Natural Science at Victoria College in Toronto in 1841 (Neill 82). The long title of this book is Physical Atlas with Coloured Maps Showing the Geographical…

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Home Canning and Freezing followed multiple editions of Home Canning, distributed by Canadian Western Gas Company (Calgary) and Northwestern Utilities (Edmonton) in the 1930s and 40s. Although this book is not dated, the “freezing”…

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The aptly named Dianne Watt, Director of the Home Service Department of Canadian Utilities Limited, had a useful mascot in “Reddy,” the helpful bulb-nosed electricity representative who also graced Calgary Power’s advertising (see,…
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