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A Celebration of Canadian Cookbooks

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History of Canadian Cookbooks

The Culture of Cooking

The Multicultural Kitchen

Umberto Menghi. The Umberto Menghi Cookbook. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1982

Umberto Menghi opened the first authentic Italian restaurant in Vancouver in 1972. He became a huge success, and many of his most popular recipes can be found in this book.

Rolls, dumplings, tortes, strudels, dessert slices and tarts fill the pages of this collection of Slovak favourites published in particular for "the children of Slovak descent, as a reminder of their heritage" (p. 1).

Silja Ikäheimonen-Lindgren. Canadian Karelian Traditions: Food = Kanada karjalaisten kansanperinteet: ruoka. Toronto: Designex, 1985

The Karelians originally immigrated to Canada from the province of Karelia, then part of Finland. This little book gives readers a rare feeling for their cuisine. As one cook commented when asked for a favourite recipe, "What recipe? We don't use recipes. We just go to the kitchen and make it" (p. [1]).