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Five Roses: A Guide to Good Cooking [Paperback]

Whitecap Books Ltd.
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Book Description

May 1 2009 Classic Canadian Cookbook Series

From Whitecap`s best-selling Classic Canadian Cookbooks come two must-haves for your vintage cookbook collection. The 1915 edition of the ROBIN HOOD COOK BOOK is one of North America`s oldest cookbooks from a trusted name in many kitchens. The 1967 Centennial Edition of the classic FIVE ROSES GUIDE TO GOOD COOKING has become an indispensable guide in the kitchen. Both books feature an introduction by culinary historian Elizabeth Driver.

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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.

After receiving an M.A. in Art History from the University of London, Elizabeth worked for a London publisher, editing a cookbook. She has written introductions and historical notes to several titles in Whitecap’s Classic Canadian Cookbook Series including The Home Cook Book, The All New Purity Cook Book, The Laura Secord Canadian Cook Book, the 1915 Five Roses Cook Book, and Five Roses: A Guide to Good Cooking. In 1989 she compiled a bibliography of British cookery books and her new work, Culinary Landmarks: A Bibliography of Canadian Cookbooks, 1825–1949 is forthcoming from the University of Toronto Press. Elizabeth has won several prestigious scholarships that have allowed her to pursue her passionate research into Canada’s culinary history. She says, “I love the way old cookbooks transport one back into the past.”

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.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hooray! Replacement. March 28 2012
By Laurel
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Roses Cookbook May 19 2008
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars happy with my item Dec 17 2010
By angela
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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5.0 out of 5 stars The Great Canadian Cookbook by Five Roses Flour Sept. 15 2014
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Roses: A guide to Good Cooking March 22 2012
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Guide to 'Great' Cooking!! Dec 23 2010
Needed a new copy to replace my old ragged one I had for over 25 years! Down to earth, basic, good recipes, for anybody starting to cook or the seasoned 'chef'.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Soo small! Oct. 3 2014
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars A great find!
So glad it's back! I had been looking around for this cookbook for years and never thought I would see it again. So glad it is back on the market. Read more
Published 3 days ago by viviane boucher
5.0 out of 5 stars This was exactly what I wanted. This is a ...
This was exactly what I wanted. This is a reprint and so it looks different than the original; no matter the recipes are all the same.
Published 19 days ago by Coulterart
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great quality. Very happy
Published 24 days ago by Michelle Ross
5.0 out of 5 stars glad to get it replaced
our original one (45 years Old) finally wore out from use, glad to get it replaced.
Published 28 days ago by jan doef
5.0 out of 5 stars it's a great cookbook.
My original was long showing the signs of much use; I got my first edition when I graduated college in 1973 and still use it to this very day.....it's a great cookbook.
Published 1 month ago by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Basic Cooking Made Easy!
I bought this for my son, because the one I bought for myself in 1977 was too worn out to pass on! Great basic recipes!
Published 1 month ago by Bill T Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars It was fantastic that I found I could purchase this book online
It was fantastic that I found I could purchase this book online. This has been my favourite recipe book over the years. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Barb Chaloner
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC! Every young bride should have one
Absolutely love it! Just like the one my Mom gave to me almost 50 years ago when I first got married :)
Published 1 month ago by Orla A. Nickell
5.0 out of 5 stars I have an old copy of this cookbook for over ...
I have an old copy of this cookbook for over 25 yrs.
I bought this one to give to our daughter when she went away to university.
Published 2 months ago by C. Bellemore
5.0 out of 5 stars Great recipes!
My mom has used this book for the last 30+ yrs! Great recipes the whole family will love! Definitely a keeper!
Published 4 months ago by Trisha
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