Culinary Landmarks: A Bibliography of Canadian Cookbooks, 1825-1949

Editor Elizabeth Driver

University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division | April 5, 2008 | Hardcover |

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Culinary Landmarks is a definitive history and bibliography of Canadian cookbooks from the beginning, when La cuisinière bourgeoise was published in Quebec City in 1825, to the mid-twentieth century. Over the course of more than ten years Elizabeth Driver researched every cookbook published within the borders of present-day Canada, whether a locally authored text or a Canadian edition of a foreign work. Every type of recipe collection is included, from trade publishers'' bestsellers and advertising cookbooks, to home economics textbooks and fund-raisers from church women''s groups.

The entries for over 2,200 individual titles are arranged chronologically by their province or territory of publication, revealing cooking and dining customs in each part of the country over 125 years. Full bibliographical descriptions of first and subsequent editions are augmented by author biographies and corporate histories of the food producers and kitchen-equipment manufacturers, who often published the books. Driver''s excellent general introduction sets out the evolution of the cookbook genre in Canada, while brief introductions for each province identify regional differences in developments and trends. Four indexes and a ''Chronology of Canadian Cookbook History'' provide other points of access to the wealth of material in this impressive reference book.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 1008 Pages, 8.66 × 11.02 × 2.36 in

Published: April 5, 2008

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0802047904

ISBN - 13: 9780802047908

Found in: Food Writing

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Culinary Landmarks: A Bibliography of Canadian Cookbooks, 1825-1949

Culinary Landmarks: A Bibliography of Canadian Cookbooks, 1825-1949

Editor Elizabeth Driver

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 1008 Pages, 8.66 × 11.02 × 2.36 in

Published: April 5, 2008

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0802047904

ISBN - 13: 9780802047908

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chronology of Canadian Cookbook History

Explanation of Bibliography Entries

Abbreviations and Symbols

Libraries and Collections

References

Maps of Canada

The Bibliography:

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

NOVA SCOTIA

NEW BRUNSWICK

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

QUEBEC

ONTARIO

MANITOBA

SASKATCHEWAN

ALBERTA

BRITISH COLUMBIA

YUKON

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

NO PROVINCE OF PUBLICATION

PUBLISHED OUTSIDE CANADA:

Great Britain

United States

Subject Index

Place-of-Publication Index

Name Index (person, association, institution, or company)

Short-Title Index

From the Publisher

Culinary Landmarks is a definitive history and bibliography of Canadian cookbooks from the beginning, when La cuisinière bourgeoise was published in Quebec City in 1825, to the mid-twentieth century. Over the course of more than ten years Elizabeth Driver researched every cookbook published within the borders of present-day Canada, whether a locally authored text or a Canadian edition of a foreign work. Every type of recipe collection is included, from trade publishers'' bestsellers and advertising cookbooks, to home economics textbooks and fund-raisers from church women''s groups.

The entries for over 2,200 individual titles are arranged chronologically by their province or territory of publication, revealing cooking and dining customs in each part of the country over 125 years. Full bibliographical descriptions of first and subsequent editions are augmented by author biographies and corporate histories of the food producers and kitchen-equipment manufacturers, who often published the books. Driver''s excellent general introduction sets out the evolution of the cookbook genre in Canada, while brief introductions for each province identify regional differences in developments and trends. Four indexes and a ''Chronology of Canadian Cookbook History'' provide other points of access to the wealth of material in this impressive reference book.

About the Author

Elizabeth Driver is an independent scholar living in Toronto, and Past President of the Culinary Historians of Ontario. She is the recipient of the Tremaine Medal for 2007 from the Bibliographical Society of Canada.

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