Food that Really Schmecks, and Strawberry Custard Pie

Food that Really Schmecks Mennonite Country Cooking by Edna Staebler published in 1968 was my first hardcover cookbook and I bought it at Provident Bookstore in Northland Mall, which was the first mall in my city, and was in within walking distance of my house.  I spent a lot of time in there browsing the…

Ten Canadian Cookbooks

Cookbooks, when viewed as more then a collection of recipes (or recipets) are also record keepers and story tellers, they are a product of their time. We can travel back in time and see what was considered popular, prudent or necessary knowledge at the time that that a cook book was written or compiled.  Women’s…

Food We Cook

Why do we cook what we cook: habit, tradition, boredom, convenience, media pressure, kale chips, really??? Food at its most basic is fuel, yet it has become more than that.  Before food became an obsession, it was part of family celebrations, both happy and sad, served three times a day to family and friends, packed…