Five Roses: A Guide to Good Cooking Paperback – May 1 2009
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About the Author
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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
Most recent customer reviews
Have had a copy of this book for a long time. Used it so much it was coming apart at the seams. Great to have a new copy!Published 1 month ago by Brenda LeBlanc
Bought as a replacement for my original Five Roses cookbook that was starting to fall apart after decades of use. Great tried and true recipes in this cookbook. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Richard B
Really like this cook book. Great bread and bread bun recipes.Published 3 months ago by Sandhill Sally
Purchased this recipe book for my niece as I have used my for 41 years and love it.Published 7 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 8 months ago by Mary Harvie