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Five Roses: A Guide to Good Cooking Paperback – May 1 2009

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Whitecap Books; 21 edition (Feb. 28 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552854582
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552854587
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 1.4 x 22.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 67 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #48,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author


Elizabeth Driver
is an editor and writer who has spent over twenty years researching the culinary history of Canada and Britain. She is fascinated by the history of food and an avid collector of cookbooks and antique kitchenware. Elizabeth lives with her husband and two children in Toronto, where she is the Foodways Program Officer at Mongomery's Inn museum. She demonstrates such historic techniques as cooking on an open hearth, returning home most days with the smell of wood smoke on her clothes. Elizabeth is a past President of the Culinary Historians of Ontario. She is the recipient of the Tremaine Medal for 2007 from The Bibliographical Society of Canada and in 2009 she was inducted into Taste Canada's Hall of Fame.


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I have been using this cook book for over 35 years.Mine only had a few pages left in it, it was very old and it was the ring book type. I had to buy another. It didn't matter the cost it was my life line.
If you are a new cook,baker, or an experienced cook or baker, or just want to make a healthy sandwich and a drink. This is the only book you will need for your library. I love the Prize Pumbkin Pie is full of luscious flavour, Lemon Meringue is the ultimate, the Butter tarts are to die for. I have had many variations of the 3 mentioned and I have had to run to the washroom on all 3. The Five Roses cookbook is by far the most superior book I have ever used. It is reliable and it is full of flavours that will be long lasting. Your company will be very impressed with all of the recipes that you may venture.
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Heh.
I grew up pulling Mom's version of this one out of the cupboards to make pancakes for Mother's Day (among other things) when I was little. It was the old coil-bound blue-covered book from the fifties, and we used it like crazy.
This book is currently in tatters, and I was excited to find more copies online!
Sadly, not coil-bound, which makes it difficult to read recipes while fluttering around in the kitchen, but aside from that it's pretty much the same thing as the old one. The few old full-page photos are black and white instead of colour, but some sections have nearly step-by-step photographs beside the instructions (ie, making bread), which I like very much and wish more cookbooks would have.

Overall, I'm glad I found this. Picked up a copy for myself and another for my mom.
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It is a small handbook. I was expecting a larger book. And inside the front cover it spoke about how the book was on a coil binding so it would lay flat....NOT! It will certainly never lay flat. Not too practical for a cook. This is for a Birthday gift. My friend has always wanted to replace her Mother's Five Roses book and this is not quite what I was expecting. Nothing in the write up mentioned it was a small version of the original.
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I have worn out my copy and, sadly, it is not available at the moment but it is the best book for biscuits and pancakes. Love this book
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While it took longer than I was told, I ordered with enough time before christmas, I was still able to give as the gift it was intended to be. The cover has slight imperfection on the front, but considering the cookbook isn't actuaLly available otherwise...it's something I can live with and think it still looks ok.

Customer service was helpful, but I did have to request an answer that wasn't "canned or pre- scripted" when it came to why it was that my order was late and when it would actually be arriving. It was a good two weeks later than the cookbook I ordred through amazon on the same day. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and would likely order again, if I wasn't in a big panic for the item.
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Simply the best and easiest cook book to follow and enjoy with delicious recipes. My mother had one which was very well used, I have one in the same condition and now I purshased two more copies for each of my girls (in cegep and university). We had meatloaf on the weekend from the Five Roses Cook Book and I was asked for the recipe because it was so tasty!I recommend this cook book to everyone. :)
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This book met almost all the expectations as I purchased it for a friend. I have been using this cookbook for as long as I can remember because my late Aunt who was 97 when she passed 10 years ago, used it for many things but specifically plum pudding every Christmas. My Aunt would make these puddings every year for many people including our family, when my Aunt was about 92, I asked her if I could take over the plum puddings for her, she agreed and lent me her book. I was looking through it that first Christmas and saw an order form to order another one, it was from the 1940's, Five Roses sent me my own copy for $2.50. Quite a few years later a good friend of mine and I were talking and some how it turned to traditional family recipes, things like tortiere, pickled beets, pigs feet and meatballs (don't saw a word until you try it), and she was very excited because these were all things that her late mother had prepared for them. Since that time we have cooked together annually to produce pickled goods in the fall and Christmas specialties at this time of the year. I knew that to have her own copy of the book would make her very happy and she is such a special person. The only reason I did not give the book 5 stars is because from my version to hers she is missing a couple of recipes but the book is still great.
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Just like the original version of so many years ago, just like Granma`s and Mom`s favourite cookbook. All the recipes from our childhood revised with care, also metric and imperial measures included . When I discovered the book I bought a few to give to my son and daughter ,also to my niece and nephew. This is to keep memory of my parents cooking recipes alive in the next generation. These cookbooks are part of our Canadian past our heritage from years gone by . Elisabeth Driver has done justice in keeping these books in print, almost every second household had at least one of these cookbooks. They were given away from generation to generation and past down to the next one. They are great recipes to try out and enjoy with family and friend. I recommend this book to everyone for their household.
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