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 Whitecaps 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, 18251949 is forthcoming from the University of Toronto Press. Elizabeth has won several prestigious scholarships that have allowed her to pursue her passionate research into Canadas 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 Mongomerys 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.
Purchased this recipe book for my niece as I have used my for 41 years and love it.Published 2 months ago by Barbara A Renaud
I've had one of these cookbooks for over 40 years and it is my favorite cookbook. After that long and lots of usage my old book was literally falling apart. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mary Harvie
My Grand-Mother has one, my Mother had and I had to get one. I'm a little disapointed I couldn't get a spiral binding like they had before but it's the receipes I wanted.Published 3 months ago by Alex D.
i got my first five roses cook book about 46years ago ,and use it quite a lot , i had just been thinking i should get a new one because my book was torn and dirty. Read morePublished 4 months ago by betty widdop
Helpful book. The first copies we've had were just as helpful...Published 4 months ago by Jonathan Michael Reiter
So thrilled to find this, it's been a staple in my kitchen for 40 years.Published 4 months ago by Frances Low
It is filled with timeless recipes that I learned how to make at my mother's side. Every time that I use it, I experience some happy memories.Published 5 months ago by cheekychase