A Guide to Good Cooking, Being a Collection of Good Recipes carefully tested and approved by expert authority, under the supervision of Jean Brodie to which have been added recipes chosen from the contributions of over fifteen thousand users of FIVE ROSES FLOUR throughout Canada, Together with many economical and time-saving cookery suggestions of value to the modern housekeeper.

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Brodie, Jean; Lake of the Woods Milling Company

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Brodie, Jean; Lake of the Woods Milling Company. A Guide to Good Cooking, Being a Collection of Good Recipes carefully tested and approved by expert authority, under the supervision of Jean Brodie to which have been added recipes chosen from the contributions of over fifteen thousand users of FIVE ROSES FLOUR throughout Canada, Together with many economical and time-saving cookery suggestions of value to the modern housekeeper. Montreal & Winnipeg: Lake of the Woods Milling Company, 1932. First Edition, First Printing. pp. [i-ii], [1-4], [5-16], 162. Slim 8vo., measuring 22.5 x 15 cm. Endpapers feature the original printed coupons for ordering the book upon remittance of $.40 cents; additionally features a, ‘Time and Temperature Chart’, ‘Substitutions & Food Equivalents”. Various black and white illustrated title headpieces, four double-sided illustrations in full colour of various baked goods, savoury dishes with an illustration of a bag of Five Roses Flour in the background. Bound in black buckram over boards with white lettering to the front, and an illustration of a bag of Five Roses Flour to the rear board. No detectable flaws, contents bright, clean, and unmarked; near fine. Exceedingly scarce first edition, and first printing of this venerable Canadian cookery book retaining all the its original coupons. Driver in her magnum opus, Culinary Landmarks (p. 212, Citation No. Q203.1) states: “First published in 1932, A Guide to Good Cooking followed the earlier success of Q79.1, Five Roses Cook Book, first published in 1913. A Guide to Good Cooking may have been a new collection of recipes, but in the words of Ferguson/Fraser, p.93, ‘it was known forever as the Five Roses Cookbook’.” The introduction states: “Twenty years ago [i.e. 1912], Lake of the Woods Milling Company, Limited decided that the most useful cookbook for Canadian housewives should be written by the housewives themselves. Recipes were collected from all over Canada, tested and compiled in the Five Roses Cook Book. The Five Roses Cook Book is now a household name. Over a million copies are now in use – one for almost every second home in Canada. Great changes have taken place during the past two decades, and with this in mind, we decided to publish a more complete and up-to-date cook book. Another appeal was therefore made to Canadian women – and thousands of recipes and suggestions were received. We now offer this work – “A Guide to Good Cooking” – the new Five Roses Cook Book, …We have not given the names of contributors as in many cases several suggestions have been combined in one recipe”. Hardcover. (#1579) $495.00