Compiled by women from across Canada, the Canadian Farm Cook Book was published in 1911. The book purports to contain recipes and suggestions that the female contributors deemed their “choicest and best.” Its target audience ranges from the younger beginner in the kitchen to the busy, experienced housewife. It is organized by food type, such as “Breads,” “Fish,” and “Cakes and Candy.” Most recipes contain vague descriptions and lack lists of ingredients. Additional sections, such as references for measuring units and household first aid, suggest the book was created to be a home management manual for the rural woman.
Canadian Farm Cook Book. Toronto: Canadian Farm, 1911. Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph Library