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A Celebration of Canadian Cookbooks

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History of Canadian Cookbooks

Revolutions In The Kitchen

Food Company Publications


As new products and appliances came on the market, manufacturers promoted them by offering cookbooks illustrating and emphasizing how much they simplified and improved cooking. Often free, the booklets were sometimes attached to the product, or were available by coupon.

Ida M. Palmer. Culinary Wrinkles: Practical Recipes for Using Armour's Extract of Beef. Toronto: Armour, 1904

This cookbook presented some of Mrs. Palmer's favourite recipes, as commended by women throughout Canada and the United States. It also assured cooks of the value of Armour's Extract of Beef for all culinary and household purposes.

Five Roses Cook Book: Being a Manual of Good Recipes Carefully Chosen from the Contributions of Over Two Thousand Successful Users of Five Roses Flour Throughout Canada.... Montréal: Lake of the Woods Milling Co., 1915

This early title advertised the quality and nutrition of Five Roses flour, as ground by the Lake of the Woods Milling Company.