The Canadian Receipt Book: Containing over 500 Valuable Receipts for the Farmer and the Housewife, First Published in 1867 (Paperback)

The Canadian Receipt Book: Containing over 500 Valuable Receipts for the Farmer and the Housewife, First Published in 1867 By Jen Rubio, Melissa McAfee (Preface by) Cover Image
By Jen Rubio, Melissa McAfee (Preface by)
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At the time of Canadian Confederation, many Canadians were their own doctors, cooks, farmers, veterinarians, beekeepers, and even rat catchers. This survival guide, compiled fifteen decades ago, is a fascinating glimpse into Canadian life before modern conveniences. Melissa McAfee's fascinating preface notes that "receipt" is an older term, a set of instructions not only for cooking, but also for medicine and food preservation. In The Canadian Receipt Book, these "receipts" cover many tasks, some of which may seem hair-raising to the modern reader: removing worms from a cow's bronchial tubes may have been as important in 1867 as knowing how to make English-style tea cakes. Recipes for lemon pudding and rice "snow-balls" are found in one chapter; remedies for pig leprosy and a cow's "mad staggers" in another. The Receipt Book also contains business advertisements, a dizzying array from the moderately recognizable (insurance and jewellery) to the more dubious ( a "drug warehouse" advertising"cocoaine" and "liver syrup"). Set to become a classic of early Canadian cooking and household management alongside Catherine Parr Trail, this page-turning collection reminds Canadians of the long distance we have travelled in 150 years.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781772441246
ISBN-10: 1772441244
Publisher: Rock's Mills Press
Publication Date: March 12th, 2018
Pages: 204
Language: English