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Culinary Landmarks: A Bibliography of Canadian Cookbooks, 1825-1949 (Studies in Book and Print Culture)

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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 Cana

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Published April 5th 2008 by University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division (first published April 5th 2007)
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Until the mid-20th-century, Canada had no national collection or archive of culinary materials, and the collection that had been shipped to the British Library had been destroyed. This meant that when Driver decided that "until we knew what cookbooks had been written and published in Canada and where you could find them, no one could really understand and appreciate the scope and breadth of history," she had to locate most of the primary-source materials on her own. Almost half the 2,276 texts s ...more
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